Friday, June 24, 2011

Lemon Streusel Muffins

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 cup cake flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup lemon yogurt
4 egg whites

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cold butter
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1.In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Beat in egg yolks and lemon peel. Combine the flours, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the butter mixture alternately with lemon juice and yogurt.

2.In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill two-thirds full with batter.

3.For streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. 

Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 muffin equals 226 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Oh these sound wonderful! I am a lemon freak!

  2. YAY! You were in the top 6 for last week's Themed Baker's Sunday! Come back this next week for the new theme: STRAWBERRIES! And don't forget to enter yourself to win a free Brownie Pop Mold!


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