Muffin Monday: Honey Lemon Olive Oil Muffins with Lemon Glaze

My first Muffin Monday Treat! It has been a while since I baked. And I was really excited. This Lemony treat has been adapted from 'Pinch My Salt'. I love the lemony tang of the muffin. It disappeared real fast :)
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For the Muffin:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey (preferably local)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (from about 2 lemons)
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice

For the Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice

For the Muffin:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 12 muffin cups with non-stick baking spray or line with paper cups (spray the inside of the cups with baking spray to prevent muffins from sticking to the paper).

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.  Set aside.  In a separate medium bowl, combine honey, sugar, olive oil, buttermilk, eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice.  Whisk together until well combined.

Pour liquid ingredients into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until all of the flour is incorporated.  Don’t overmix.  Divide batter between muffin cups using a large spoon or mechanical ice cream scoop – the cups should be mostly full.

Bake for 17 – 21 minutes or until the center of a muffin springs back lightly to the touch or a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.  Check early and watch carefully, they will brown fast.

For the Glaze:
Mix Lemon juice with powdered sugar with a whisk.

Let muffins cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack.  Brush the tops of the muffins with glaze while they are still warm.  Let cool completely.


Priti said…
Yum ..nice combo ....
the lemon really brightens things up! this is the perfect muffin to welcome in the springtime!
Baker Street said…
Hey! Welcome to the muffin monday team! So glad you could join us.

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