Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

by FoodBabbles on April 9, 2012

Happy Monday! This week we have a big burst of bright flavors. I have for you a strawberry lemon yogurt muffin. It’s full of juicy, red strawberries, lemon yogurt, lemon juice and lemon zest! You might think all that lemon would overpower the strawberries but it doesn’t. The two are a great combination and the lemon really enhances the sweetness of the strawberries. I had actually never had strawberries in a muffin before. I actually had contemplated using a different fruit all together. I’m so glad I didn’t change that part of this recipe!

As always, my favorite thing about muffins are that they come together in a snap and 20 minutes later you have a wonderful treat. These muffins are the perfect way to start any morning. They are just happy little muffins that will delight your taste buds.

Enjoy!

~K

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Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Muffins   Adapted from Taste of Home

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs lightly beaten

6 ounces lemon yogurt

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

zest from 1 lemon

1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries

– Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners.

– In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda.

– In a large bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, cooled butter and vanilla extract.

– Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in the strawberries.

– Fill the prepared muffins cups 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Move muffins to a rack to cool completely.

– Enjoy!

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Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) April 9, 2012 at 12:07 am

Love the addition of lemon in here. I was thinking about adding lemon or orange zest but I think it slipped my mind. Oh well – it’ll give me an excuse to bake these again! 🙂

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FoodBabbles April 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Thanks! They were so good, I’m sure you won’t mind baking them again 😉

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apuginthekitchen April 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

Strawberry season makes me happy, beautiful muffins and a wonderful way to use those delicious berries.

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FoodBabbles April 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I agree! I love strawberry season too

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Let Me Eat Cake April 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

i bet the lemon really enhanced the strawberries flavor! and i also love how quick these were to make!

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themessybakerblog April 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Kate, these look so pretty and delicious. I love the combination of flavors you used.

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FoodBabbles April 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Thank you so much! I’m so glad you think so 🙂

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southbayrantsnraves April 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I never thought that lemons & strawberries would go well together. Then again there’s strawberry lemonade so I’m sure it was good!

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FoodBabbles April 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

They truly do go well together. The lemon seems to brighten the flavor of the strawberries 🙂

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Stay-At-Home-Chef April 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

How cute are your muffins?! They look so lovely and fresh. The flavour combo of lemon and strawberry must have been fantastic. Great adaption!

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Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) April 11, 2012 at 6:02 am

This is such a fabulous recipe! I truly love how easily adaptable it was. Your muffins look fantastic. I love the liners you used.

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FoodBabbles April 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Thanks An! I loved this recipe. It was so “Springy.”

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