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Lemon Muffins

My mailman surprised me with all of my favorite magazines at once this weekend. Usually they come in sporadically throughout the month, but this time I received almost all of them on the same day. While I was really excited to receive them, I sort of started to feel a little overwhelmed.

The majority of the magazines boasted a beautiful and carefully decorated holiday table which of course instantly made me want to start decorating. Unfortunately, my home is not in the best of shape currently. Scattered throughout my house you will find Crate and Barrel in almost every corner, as well as countless boxes of wine and champagne, random wedding decorations, and piles of invitations/rsvp cards. It is a mess. Wes made me promise that I would not start holiday decorating until after the wedding.

He must have drugged me because I gave him my word.

Le sigh.

However that hasn’t stopped me from starting to put together recipes for holiday baking. On Saturday I experimented with a recipe I found in the comment section of my Southern Living magazine.  I kept the recipe pretty much the same, but think the addition of cranberries would really send this muffin recipe over the top. Plus the pop of red would look absolutely beautiful in these creamy white muffins. Don’t you think?

Such a simple recipe made up of all pantry staples. Those are my favorite kinds of recipes! I hate it when I feel like baking but then have to run out to the store to get some ingredient before I start.

Lemon, sugar, milk, flour, etc… doesn’t get much simpler than that!

Because of the wedding, I have been visiting a lot of random antique stores looking for items we might want to have for the reception as well as gathering gifts for individuals involved in the wedding. Check out this darling little tea pot I found.

It came with four mini cups and saucers and is just the happiest shade of yellow. Darling isn’t it?

It matched so perfectly with my little muffins.

I made a few mini muffins with the batter as well. I am the world’s worst at picking apart a larger muffin than leaving it in crumbs because I only wanted a tiny taste. This way I get my tiny taste without destroying anything.

Next time you see these guys, they will have loads of cranberries popping out of every nook and cranny. I already bought my first bag of fresh cranberries this weekend. They have quick bread written all over them.

Lemon Muffins
Desserts of breakfast

 

Ingredients
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Juice from one lemon

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk together eggs, milk, butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Once combined slowly pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir together.
  4. Pour batter into muffin tins. Bake for 30 minutes.

October 23, 2012 - 1:17 am

Adriana @ FoodCocktail - I also love recipes that you can make with whatever you have in your pantry and these muffins look so adorable and fluffy! I think they would be great along with some tea in the morning for breakfast.

October 23, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Lindsey - They would be perfect with tea! Thank you for stopping by :)

October 27, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Tamara - These look amazing!!! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for posting!

October 29, 2012 - 9:17 am

Lindsey - Thank you! Let me know if you try them. They were great breakfast muffins!

October 30, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Kirsten - These look delicious! I have a stash of cranberries in the freezer that would be perfect for these muffins.
How many regular muffins does the recipe make? How many mini-muffins? How long did you bake the mini muffins for? Sorry for all the questions!

October 30, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Lindsey - Thanks! I baked them for 30 minutes, but I would start monitoring them at 25 minutes depending on your oven. It made 12 regular and 8 mini muffins. Hope you enjoy them!

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