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Lemon Yogurt Muffins

26 Jul

I needed to make something fast to take to a girlfriends house for a cuppa, so I made these.  They remind me a bit of lemon self saucing pudding, except you drizzle a lemon ‘sauce’ over the muffins after they have cooked.  I feel that they needed a bit of texture, next time I would sprinkle on some crunchy raw sugar.  You can also use flavoured yogurt, I had a yummy mango and peach yogurt in the fridge so I used that and it gave it a nice tropical flavour.


  • rind of two small lemons
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups self-raising flour

(I had run out of self-raising flour so I made my own by adding 1 & ½ tsp of baking powder to 1 cup of flour)

Oven: place the rack just below the middle.  Heat oven to 200.c (190.c Fan bake)


Grate the yellow rind from the lemons into a large bowl, add everything else except the flour.  Mix to combine.  Sprinkle the flour over the wet mixture and fold it in gently.  Do not over mix!

Place into a 12 regular muffin pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Bake for 10-15 mins or until the muffin springs back when pressed in the centre.

While still warm drizzle the lemon glazse over the muffins.

Lemon glaze:

add 2 tsps of lemon juice to 2 tbs of icing sugar and mix to make a ‘watery’ icing


very fast and easy to make / great way to use up a couple of lemons / butter free, so they are healthy which means you can eat at least two if not three or four.

Adapted from: 100 favourite muffins and slices by Simon and Alison Holst