Lemony Greek Yogurt Muffins

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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword muffins with greek yogurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 177kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 240 grams
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cups Greek yogurt


  • Preheat the oven to 400℉/200℃. Position rack to middle.
  • Coat muffin tins (or paper liners) with non-stick spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt for at least 20 seconds. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl. whisk together the egg, milk, oil, lemon zest, juice and extract. Whisk in the yogurt.
  • Add wet mixture all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until just moistened.
  • Fill muffin liners 1/2- 3/4 full.
  • Bake 20 - 25  minutes or until top bounces back when lightly touched.
  • Cool before drizzling with lemon glaze (if using.)


Optional: To make the lemon glaze, whisk together the juice of one lemon with about 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar to desired consistency.
Drizzle over muffins just before serving.
This recipe was updated April 2018... just a few tweaks to make it better. Enjoy♥
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*recipe lightly adapted from Macheesmo


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 96mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.1mg