Best Lemon Pecan Muffins
Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2021
Yes, I know these Best Lemon Pecan Muffins aren’t in the cookie category! However, we did bake them for Christmas goodie giveaways so I’m including them here in our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza for this year. The wonderful thing about these muffins is they’re made with candied lemon peel!
Paradise Fruit Company sent me a large box of all kinds of candied fruits. They wanted me to blog about all the recipes I tried while using their candied fruit. I made so many delectable things. These delightful muffins turned out super moist because I used both sour cream and soured milk (buttermilk) in the recipe. Pecans added a nice crunch and lemon icing added extra sweetness.
When I started making all the recipes with the candied fruit, I didn’t want all of them to be cookies. So I made a few cakes, sweet breads, sweet rolls and these muffins as well as a pie! Everything turned out incredibly delicious. I thought these muffins would be terrific for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s breakfast. The lemon flavor pops in the muffin and the icing. I thought they were fantastic.
Best Lemon Pecan Muffins are also perfect for a company or weekend breakfast. Wake your family up to the smell of these delectable muffins and you may want to spend all your day eating instead of watching a ball game or opening gifts. 🙂 Regardless, everyone will want more than one. Enjoy.
I loved the way Best Lemon Pecan Muffins turned out.
The candied lemon peel in the muffins and the lemon in the icing provided wonderful flavor.
Pecans added a little crunch for texture.
Best Lemon Pecan Muffins are marvelous for a holiday breakfast.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the muffins.
Soften butter. Add sugar, eggs, sour cream, soured milk or buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add pecans and candied lemon peel.
Stir just enough to combine. DO NOT OVER STIR!
Place muffin liners in pan. Spray individual liners with cooking spray. Spoon batter about three-fourths full in each muffin tin.
Bake at 425 degrees for five minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking about 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before adding icing.
I used these ingredients for the icing.
Pour powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice and milk – just enough to get the right consistency. Be careful not to add too much milk or mixture will be runny.
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Pipe icing over top of muffins. Sprinkle lemon rind gratings over top of icing. Allow icing to dry before serving.
Best Lemon Pecan Muffins are just what the family orders for a Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast!
Every mouthful is irresistible.
Candied Lemon Peel, lemon juice and lemon rind are an unbeatable combination.
If you’re looking for something sweet to add to your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu this year, give these amazing muffins a try.
Here’s the recipe.
BEST LEMON PECAN MUFFINS
(My own concoction)
This batch makes 18 muffins, so it’s great for an office, company or holiday breakfast.
Every bite will knock your socks off!
There’s even enough to share with neighbors or friends!
Best Lemon Pecan Muffins will make your day!