Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fluffy Lemon Sour Cream Muffins

We were in a muffin mood, so I took out one of those mini cookbooks you get in the checkout aisle at the grocery store. This one was called The Muffin Cookbook, Muffins for All Occasions -- perfect! I browsed the recipes, looking for something the kids would like but wasn't too fussy or sweet, and that called for ingredients I already had on hand. I noticed a recipe for Sour Cream Lemon Muffins and changed it up a bit to use what we had on hand and was so pleased with the result!

Fluffy Lemon Sour Cream Muffins

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
zest of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup melted and cooled butter (half stick)
1/4 cup melted and cooled margarine (half stick)
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare muffin tin (butter or paper line or spray with cooking spray, I always use cooking spray, Crisco with Flour No-Stick Spray or Baker's Joy are my favorites.)

In large bowl combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.

In small bowl whisk together sour cream, egg, milk, and melted and cooled butter and margarine.

Gently stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until combined, you will have a thick muffin batter.

Spoon into muffin cups, this will make about 12 regular muffins or 6 jumbo muffins. * I actually doubled the recipe and made one pan of jumbo mini bundt muffins and 8 mini loaves.

Bake for about 17 minutes for regular muffins, about 25 for jumbo muffins. Just peek through the oven door window and check, these don't get very dark but will have a few golden brown flecks.

Remove from oven and gently remove from pan and let cool on wire rack. Serve warm for best texture.

We absolutely loved them, they are up there with the lightest fluffiest muffins I've ever had! They were delicious with some butter and honey, and with butter and jam the next morning for breakfast, although they were not quite as fluffy as warm from the oven they were still tasty.

After seeing my blogging friend Natashya's yummy submission to Bread Baking Day #18 Quick Breads I knew I would love to participate in this event as I love bread baking, be it savory, sweet, quick, or yeast, so here is my first of hopefully many submissions to a Bread Baking Day event :)


Rosabela said...

I am so making these tomorrow morning! I have some sour cream that I need to use up and this is a perfect recipe!

Would I be able to use all margerine rather than butter and margerine?

Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe!

Natashya said...

I love lemony muffins, they look tasty!

Elra said...

What a wonderful treat you have here Andrea. Happy week end with the family Andrea.

Rhonda said...

These are on my "try soon" list. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Flourchild said...

I have been in the mood for lemons lately. Thank you for this great recipe!

Rosabela said...

Hi Andrea, me again. :-)

I just made these muffins and they turned out wonderful! My 10 month old and I split one!

Thanks for your feedback! I added all margerine and it worked well. I didn't know what to do with the rest of the lemon so I squeezed the juice into the sour cream mixture. What a wonderful flavour!

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

Em said...

Oh these look fabulous! I just made Cranberry Orange muffins which are now cooling but I'm ready to start over again right now and bake these!!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

DAMN do these look great and would this be best friends with my friend Cup o Joe!! YUM

Anonymous said...

Your muffins look great. I love muffins made with sour cream. They are so light and moist (and delicious of course).

Anonymous said...

Oh, those look delicious! I want one of those muffin pans that makes the rectangles. Oh... what I could do with that!


Camille said...

I just made these (with yoghurt instead of sour cream) and they were FANTASTIC. This recipe is going in my book! Thanks!

Sy said...

Made these for breakfast this morning, they're great! Not too sweet like you said, and great with blueberry jam! Thanks!

Cristine said...

Thanks for a great recipe! These were fantastic. I just blogged about them. SO GOOD!

Yours look great and I'll have to try them with honey next time.

Thanks again for sharing!

superman said...

Great recipe! These were awesome...
Nice blogs!

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mj said...

I love lemon muffins! They look delicious!
Great recipe!

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