Saturday, June 11, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Muffins




I found these on Lisa's blog and knew they would be perfect for a Saturday morning meeting.

I LOVED the lemon flavor and was glad I took her advice and upped the zest.  These came out perfect!


Strawberry Lemonade Muffin Recipe
Adapted from Sweet as Sugar Cookies

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. lemon zest (I used 4 lemons)
2 eggs
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  Line or grease mini muffin cups. 

Rub the zest into the sugar with your fingers until the sugar is moistened and fragrant.  Cream the lemon sugar with the butter.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  Mix the lemon juice.

Combine the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.  Fold in the chopped strawberries quickly. 

Spoon batter out into prepared muffin cups.  The muffin cups should be fairly full. Bake for 5 minutes at 500 degrees, then immediately lower the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for about 5 minutes.  If you are making regular muffins, the time will be longer.  Turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 48 mini muffins

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 Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

10 comments:

  1. These look so delicious! I love anything strawberry and lemon. I'm definitely going to make these next week. Thanks Debbie!

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  2. Hubby loves Strawberry Lemonade, so I'll be making these soon - they look delicious!

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  3. They look good and lemon is a great flavor for muffins.

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  4. MMMM....any lemon muffin is a good muffin!!! Have a great weekend.

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  5. These looks great and perfect for this time of year. I like everything lemon.

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  6. YUM! And I just happen to have everything it calls for. :)

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  7. I'm so glad you were able to try these muffins out and enjoyed them. They were definitely yummy. Thanks so much for sharing them on Sweets for a Saturday.

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  8. Lemon cake is a summer favorite! I'm sure these muffins would be a hit in our house!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. These sound great, and I love that they're called Strawberry Lemonade muffins - so much more exciting than calling them Strawberry Lemon muffins, don't you think?

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