Whole-Wheat Lemon Muffins


Lemon Muffins

These whole-wheat lemon muffins are lemony, moist and delicious. They are very easy to make, too!

Lemon Muffins
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: 12 muffins
  • ⅓ cup light olive oil (not extra-virgin), plus 1 teaspoon for pan
  • 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1 very large juicy lemon, zested and juiced (3 tablespoons lemon juice)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush 12 muffin cups with olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and olive oil. Beat in the eggs, milk, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture. Mix with a spatula, just until combined, allowing the batter to remain lumpy.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, using a 4-tablespoon ice cream scoop per muffin.
  6. Bake about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Allow to set in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (gently loosen edges with a knife if needed) and cool 5 more minutes.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 muffin; Calories: 193; Fat: 8g; Carbohydrates: 26g; Sugar: 18g; Sodium: 153mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 4g

Lemon Muffins

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