Grated lemon peel adds flavor to this basic muffin recipe for citrus-accented homemade muffins you can achieve quickly and easily.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt; mix well. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil and egg; blend well. Add dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy.)

  • Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 minute before removing from pan. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

176.5 calories; 3.2 g protein; 25.3 g carbohydrates; 16.7 mg cholesterol; 200.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
this recipe is tasty and easy a few suggestions though I grated all of the zest off of a whole lemon and added the juice from the lemon aswell I also added more milk I found the batter to thick once I had the batter in the muffin trays sprinkled zest on the tops this made these muffins sweet and wonderfully lemony. My husband says they are to die for lol I have to say I agree. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2004
This is a good basic muffin mix but it is too dry and definitely not lemony enough. I suggest adding 1 Tbs of fresh lemon juice to the batter and then glazing the muffins with a mixture of lemon juice and powdered sugar while they are hot. Poking the tops of the muffins with a fork first will allow the glaze to soak in better. Read More
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196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 36
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
this recipe is tasty and easy a few suggestions though I grated all of the zest off of a whole lemon and added the juice from the lemon aswell I also added more milk I found the batter to thick once I had the batter in the muffin trays sprinkled zest on the tops this made these muffins sweet and wonderfully lemony. My husband says they are to die for lol I have to say I agree. Read More
(107)
Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2004
This is a good basic muffin mix but it is too dry and definitely not lemony enough. I suggest adding 1 Tbs of fresh lemon juice to the batter and then glazing the muffins with a mixture of lemon juice and powdered sugar while they are hot. Poking the tops of the muffins with a fork first will allow the glaze to soak in better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
this recipe is tasty and easy a few suggestions though I grated all of the zest off of a whole lemon and added the juice from the lemon aswell I also added more milk I found the batter to thick once I had the batter in the muffin trays sprinkled zest on the tops this made these muffins sweet and wonderfully lemony. My husband says they are to die for lol I have to say I agree. Read More
(107)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2004
Great recipe. I added more lemon zest and 1 cup of frozen blueberries. Baked them only 15 minutes instead of 20. They came out moist and delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2011
I took the recommendations from the other reviews. I added another 1/4 cup of milk 2 tbs of lemon juice and also sprinkled lemon zest over the tops before putting them in the oven. I baked my muffins for 17 minutes and they came out great. --I made this recipe a second time and this time I used the juice from a whole lemon about 2 tbsp more sugar and instead of sprinkling the top with lemon zest I sprinkled it with a thin layer of sugar before baking. The sugar on top gave it a more crisp and slightly sweet top and the extra lemon gave it a fuller lemon flavor. I thought the second batch was twice as good as the first and this is how I will make them from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
I am 7 years old and my family and I really liked this recipe. We added 1 tsp vanilla extract lemon juice and lemon zest from a lemon. I would recommend this to anyone who loves baking but advise them to make the same changes it makes a difference. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2005
My first reaction to these muffins- Bisquick! They resemble Bisquick bicuits in taste and texture. The lemon flavor is very faint. I followed other reviewers advice and made a lemon glaze that I added as soon as they came out of the oven. The glaze helped immensely. I think next time I make these muffins I will add another Tbsp lemon zest and cut back on the baking powder. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2005
Based on suggestions of the other reviewers I modified this recipe a bit. I added the zest of 2 lemons to the batter as well as the juice of one of the lemons. I also substituted the oil for unsweetened applesauce and replaced the white sugar with an equal amount of Splenda. Lastly I added about 1 cup of blueberries to the batter just before baking. The flavour of the muffins wasn't bad and certainly not overly lemony...but the end result was a very chewy muffin that stuck to the paper liner. Not a bad start - but this recipe still requires more tweaking in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
Great recipe!!! Do get them extra fluffy and soft I sifted the flour twice and instead of vegetable oil I used 80gr melted butter. Thanks for sharing!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
This was a great recipe! We added 1/2-3/4 tbsp. more lemon zest to add an extra zip. We also a few drops of lemon juice to each after they were done and dusted with icing sugar. We made 21 mini muffins, rather than 12 large muffins. Great EASY recipe! Trust us, we're 13! Read More
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