They might be mini but these mini muffins really pop with flavor. These are popular with the kids but especially the husband. Yep, if you like lemon then these are the muffins for you. They are light, moist but be warned one mini muffin leads to two mini muffins which leads to…yummm!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup lemon curd
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 stick melted butter
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips lightly dusted with flour
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
First you need to set the oven to 375 degrees. Then melt the butter over a gentle heat so that it can cool before you add it the mix later on.
Just combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Next, in a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients, the yogurt, lemon curd (I could so easily stop here and add some fruit and have a wonderful snack but these muffins are worth carrying on…), milk, vanilla extract (don’t you just love the smell of vanilla…), beaten eggs and melted butter (make sure this is cool and slowly combine to avoid scrambled eggs)!
Now make a well in the dry ingredients and gently mix in the wet ingredients. Stir as little as possible to combine, try not to overmix…lumps are actually okay here…now stop just before it is completely combined…and gently mix in the lemon zest until everything is incorporated.
Next lightly dust the chocolate chips with the flour to prevent them from sinking and sprinkle them onto the uncooked batter (a very important step as far as my kids are concerned!)
Time to spray your mini muffin tins and fill them with the batter. This recipe makes enough to fill two mini muffin tins so you can always scale down if you only need one batch.
Place them into a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes and then leave to cool on a wire rack. (If you want to make regular size muffins then just adjust the cooking time to 18-20 minutes).
Once they are cool combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice and whisk until it is silky smooth. Now comes the drizzling part, just drizzle it over the muffins and allow it to set. No piping skills needed on this one! The kids love to help with this part…may explain the generous drizzling!