Sour Cream Lemon Muffins
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These quick and easy Sour Cream Lemon Muffins are like an indulgent lemon dessert and at less than 200 calories they are also a great low calorie snack!
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Muffin
Serves: 12 - 14
  • 2 cups (280g) of plain flour
  • ½ cup (110g) of sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of one large lemon (or two small lemons)
  • 1¼ cup (250g) of sour cream (I used light sour cream)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup (75g) of melted butter
  • ⅓ cup of fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F) and line medium sized muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and zest in a large mixing bowl and roughly mix to combine and break up any lumps.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and then add the sour cream, eggs, butter and lemon juice.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined, do not over mix – only mix until no dry flour can be seen.
  5. Divide batter evenly into the muffin pan wells, filling them roughly ¾ full.
  6. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool in tins for a few minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 65g Calories: 178 Fat: 7.1g Saturated fat: 4.2g Trans fat: 0.2g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 8g Sodium: 161mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 44mg
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