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Add some zing to your muffins with lemon and orange zest for a bright and sunny breakfast. These cake-like muffins are tender and moist with a pop of citrus flavor.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
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20 mins
12 muffins


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Muffin Batter:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Combine almonds, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, 1 tablespoon orange zest, honey, and almond extract in a small mixing bowl until crumbly. Set topping aside.

  • Stir melted butter, 2 tablespoons lemon zest, and 1 tablespoon orange zest together in a small bowl. Stir yogurt, 1 cup sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract together in another small bowl until evenly blended.

  • Whisk flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add butter and yogurt mixtures. Beat with an electric hand mixer on low speed until just combined.

  • Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each almost to the top. Spoon on the almond topping and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

Just in case the almond topping spills over while baking, you may want to use cooking spray around the top outside of each muffin cup. If it does spill over, just let the pan sit in some water for a while, and it'll come right off.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 67.9mg; sodium 206.5mg. Full Nutrition