Lemon Lavender Muffins

Lemon Lavender Muffins

Sweet, moist, and beautifully zingy – these lemon lavender muffins are just dreamy. The muffins have a delicate crumb thanks to the buttermilk and a distinctive apple-like undertone from the dried lavender. They are the perfect little bite when you’re in the mood for something sweet and the make for a great gift for Mother’s Day.

 

Lemon Lavender Muffins:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 12

 

Ingredients:

– 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

– 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds, well-rinsed

– 2 teaspoons lemon zest

– ¾ cup butter, softened

– 2 large eggs

– 1 cup buttermilk

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

– 1 teaspoon baking powder

– ½ teaspoon baking soda

– ¼ teaspoon salt

 

Lemon Glaze:

– 1 cup powdered sugar

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– 1-2 teaspoons milk of choice

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a small food processor or blender, add the granulated sugar, lavender buds, and lemon zest; blend until the lavender buds are fairly broken down.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and lavender sugar until fluffy, around 2-3 minutes. Add in the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract; whisk to combine.
  4. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and gently fold with a spatula until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter or the muffins will be tough.
  5. Evenly divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups – an ice-cream scoop helps for easy pouring.
  6. Bake until the muffins are lightly golden-brown and spring back to the touch, around 18-22 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven and set aside to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, whisk the powdered sugar with the lemon juice and slowly add 1-2 teaspoons of milk, depending on your desired consistency.
  8. Drizzle the glaze over the muffins and serve alongside coffee or tea. Enjoy!

 

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