Monday, February 9, 2009

Lemon Honey Yogurt Muffins

I am part of a book club at school and it is my turn to facilitate so I decided to bring some muffins since we meet REALLY early in the morning. I didn't want to make anything too sweet since it is an early morning meeting and also I know several of the women eat very healthy. These muffins aren't healthy but I figured they are better the the chocolate chip ones I was considering haha!

I found this recipe on Joelen's blog and thought it looked perfect. When I tasted some of the batter I was frightened- it was very strong! BUT, I trust Joelen's cooking and followed through with the recipe and was so glad I did because the muffins are great. They are tasty and light. I didn't use much of the glaze because I felt they were sweet enough on their own.


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt (I used 1 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup of applesauce)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablepoon grated lemon zest

Lemon Syrup:
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin tins. In a small bowl stir togther flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl combine sugar, honey, eggs, yogurt, melted butter, and lemon zest and beat thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 12-15 minutes or until delicately browned and tester comes out clean. Prepare syrup ingredients in small saucepan and boil one minute. Set aside. When muffins are done, poke tops with toothpick. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of syrup over top of each muffin.

Let cool a few minutes then remove from pan. Serve warm.


  1. I'm glad you liked them and I also like your substitution!

  2. These muffins sounds delicious! thanks for sharing! :)