Meyer Lemon Rosemary Muffins

Lesley Baradel
Meyer Lemon Rosemary Muffins
Meyer Lemon Rosemary Muffins

Meyer Lemon Rosemary Muffins

Rosemary and Meyer lemons are paired in this not-too-sweet and savory muffin.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breads, Breakfast
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 174 kcal


  • 3/4 cup sugar divided
  • 4 tsp finely grated Meyer lemon zest from about 2 Meyer lemons
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice from about 2 Meyer lemons
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 stick
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin pan with paper liners or use cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mash 1/4 cup of the sugar with the lemon zest until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a large glass, combine milk and lemon juice. Stir and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and rosemary.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and butter. Add in the egg. Then add the Greek yogurt, milk mixture, vanilla and half of the lemon sugar, beating well after each addition.
  • Slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. Scoop batter into muffin pan. Sprinkle remaining lemon sugar over the top of each muffin.
  • Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.


Chef’s Note: Regular lemons could be used in this recipe if you can’t find Meyer lemons.
Nutrition Nugget: Did you know that Meyer lemons are actually a cross between a lemon and an orange? They are more round than lemons and are a deeper yellow, with a slight orange undertone. They are sweeter and less acidic than lemons.


Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 249mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15g
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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