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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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 24 mini muffins
Calories 71kcal
Author Katie


  • 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