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Quick and Easy Lemon Muffins

Soft, delicious, and undeniable lemon flavor -- that's what you'll get in every bite of this Quick & Easy Lemon Yogurt Muffins.  Excellent for snacks or breakfast, so try some with your next cup of coffee or tea!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Neriz


For Batter:

For Topping:

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest


Preparing equipment:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Place some muffin liners on the tin or grease tin with butter.

Preparing batter:

  • Sift and combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using a separate bowl, mix eggs and sugar until they become creamy.
  • Add melted butter and vanilla extract and continue mixing.
  • Add yogurt and mix again to combine.
  • Add the sifted ingredients, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Mix just enough to combine the dry ingredients with the rest.

Baking lemon muffins:

  • Spoon the batter into your muffin tins. 
  • Combine sugar and zest and rub them with your fingers.
  • Add some of the sugar and lemon zest mixture on top of each muffin.
  • Place your muffin tray in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top has turned darker.
  • Remove each lemon muffin from the tin and serve.


  • Cook's Tip#1:  Plain yogurt is the best kind to use for this lemon yogurt muffins recipe, but if you want to try flavored ones, stick to lemon yogurt.
  • Cook's Tip #2:  Make sure you grease or spray some butter into your muffin tins if you do not use muffin liners.
  • Cook's Tip #3:  Remember not to overmix the batter; mix it just enough to combine.
  • Cook's Tip #4:  To prepare the topping of the lemon muffins, rub the sugar and lemon zest with your fingers to combine. It helps in releasing the aroma and flavor of the lemon zest.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg