Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

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Every time I see meyer lemons at the grocery store, I get excited. They're only available in January-March around here. I'm not sure about other places.

I love regular old lemons just fine, but meyer lemons - I adore. They're sweeter and have more of a floral scent than regular lemons.

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I like to pair lemon and blueberry together, so that's what I did when I created this muffin recipe. Luckily, blueberries were on sale right when I bought the ingredients for this recipe. I think it's kind of strange how blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are all on sale right now... hmm.

These muffins are nice and moist because I used lemon juice, oil, honey, and milk in them. I also added a little bit of ground flax seed to these as well. I'm really liking the flavor of freshly toasted, ground flax seed lately.

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That's all for today, I'm afraid. I'm so boring. This week has been really boring and uninteresting. I've just been doing the usual... cooking, trying out new classes at the gym, and shopping on Amazon. Ha. Off to go read my book! Have a good weekend! Doing anything exciting?

You should bake these muffins! They're moist, fluffy and delicious.

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Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

2 tablespoons flax seed, toasted
2 large egg whites + 1 large egg
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup Meyer Lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon finely grated Meyer Lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups blueberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

Grind flax seed until finely ground.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together ground flax, egg whites, egg, brown sugar, oil, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined. Whisk in milk and flour until just combined; stir in blueberries until combined.

Divide batter into muffins cups. Sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons raw sugar, if desired. Bake 16-18 minutes or until golden brown and well risen. Cool 10 minutes before transferring muffins to wire racks to cool.

Makes 12 muffins


26 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I'm so excited that lemons are becoming acceptable in desserts again! I'm definitely going to have to try these!

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  2. I just posted today about lemons! And that two different friends gave me lemons from their trees. One regular, and the other meyer lemons.

    Perfect recipe at a perfect time for me!

    :)

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  3. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries too! I didn't realize that meyer lemons were sweeter though.

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  4. I love meyer lemons too. Paired with blueberries it's so delicious!

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  5. I read so many recipes using meyer lemons, but I can never find them in my local grocery stores! :( I'm sure these would be great with regular lemons, but I want to try the other ones!

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  6. I really need to experience the lemon/blueberry combination. Sounds so refreshing!

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  7. I just had my first meyer lemons and I'm in love!

    I bet these are awesome - but lemon and blueberries are always great together :)

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  8. That is such a great idea to use Meyer lemons in these. You're a smart cookie.

    Sometimes I like to put a bit of streusel-y goodness on top of muffins before baking. That would be good on these.

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  9. I love blueberry muffins, but the addition of lemon is probably wonderful!

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  10. I am so jealous of your meyer lemon find! They are impossible to find here. Lemon and blueberry muffins are truly the height of breakfast perfection. And I bet the meyers add the most luscious flavor.

    In response to your comment, YES I do live in NYC! Born and bred. You should come visit sometime! And go to cooking school here!

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  11. Oh the combo of lemon and blueberry. You had me pining for Saturday morning, thank goodness it is Friday!

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  12. mmm...yum! i just love meyer lemon (especially in baked goods!)

    cute blog and great pictures too. i'm your newest follower : )
    cheers!
    cailen
    www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

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  13. Love those muffins. I should make them because I see Meyer lemons in the store and hear about them in blogs, but I never buy them because I never know what I should do with them.

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  14. My Grandmas Meyer Lemon tree has been keeping me knee deep in wonderful lemons for months. Love finding good recipes to make with them.

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  15. I never even knew that there were different kinds of lemons :-)

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  16. You know what, I have lemons and I have blueberries, and I reckon I'm going to make these muffins. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  17. I'll just go outside and pick me a Meyer right off my tree (aren't you jealous), then substitute the blues for raspberriies because I have them in the freezer and I just have to start using them.
    Thanks for a brunchy treat.

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  18. I've never tried Meyer lemons but I know people rave about them. These muffins look so good!

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  19. you and your sneaky ground flax--great addition! lemon + blueberry = win.

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  20. i'm the same, just picked up more meyers... just couldn't resist :) what was that savory meyer lemon dish you made a little while back? going to post about that?

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  21. my bowl of yogurt and granola is calling for one of these gorgeous muffins crumbled on top!!! <3 YUMS :)

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  22. I've never thought of toasting flax. Do you buy whole seeds, toast, then grind? Or can you toast the already ground flax seed? These muffins look great, btw.

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  23. Your description of the meyer lemons has me intrigued...I wonder if I'll be able to find some at the grocery store tomorrow!

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  24. Thanks everyone!

    I'm jealous of you all with meyer lemon trees!

    Shannon, oh no, I was just making dinner one night. I'm not posting that.

    Rachel, I toasted the flax whole and then ground it in my coffee bean grinder.

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  25. Muffins are one of my favorite things to eat for breafast! YUM!

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  26. Thanks for the recipe! I just bought Meyer lemons this week at Wegman's and cannot wait to try these muffins! :)

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