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Tin basket lined with white cloth filled with mini muffins.

Lemon-Lime Mini Muffins

Lemon-Lime Mini Muffins taste just like summer in a bite-size muffin. This easy-to-follow recipe will have you making this recipe, over and over again.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Servings: 24 mini muffins
Calories: 71kcal


  • Oven


  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup lowfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon minced lemon
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoon butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg

Lime sugar

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lime zest
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
  • Coat mini-muffin pan (24-cup or two 12-cup) with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, minced lemon, milk, and vanilla.
  • In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add half of flour mixture; beat until just combined. Add yogurt mixture; beat until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture and beat until combined (don’t worry if there are a few lumps.)
  • Fill cups of prepared muffin pan to about ¾ full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes clean, about 15-16 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack. Turn muffins out onto the wire rack.
  • While the muffins bake, chop the lime zest into even smaller bits. Place in a bowl with the sugar and stir until well combined. Brush the tops of the muffins with the melted butter. Roll the still warm muffins in the lime sugar to coat.


  • Minced Lemon - To make minced lemon, cut the fruit (rind and all) into pieces. Remove seeds, and pulse in a food processor until chopped to bits (see picture in collage). It took about half a lemon to equal the 2 teaspoon needed for the recipe.
  • Lime Sugar - If the lime sugar doesn't stick, you can pat the sugar onto the tops of the muffins to get it to stick.


Serving: 1mini muffin | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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