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Best Lemon Pecan Muffins

November 25, 2021Teresa

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!

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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.

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I loved the way Best Lemon Pecan Muffins turned out.

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The candied lemon peel in the muffins and the lemon in the icing provided wonderful flavor.

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Pecans added a little crunch for texture.

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Best Lemon Pecan Muffins are marvelous for a holiday breakfast.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the muffins.

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Soften butter. Add sugar, eggs, sour cream, soured milk or buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

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Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add pecans and candied lemon peel.

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Stir just enough to combine. DO NOT OVER STIR!

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Place muffin liners in pan. Spray individual liners with cooking spray. Spoon batter about three-fourths full in each muffin tin.

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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.

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I used these ingredients for the icing.

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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.

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Whisk ingredients to combine.

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Pipe icing over top of muffins. Sprinkle lemon rind gratings over top of icing. Allow icing to dry before serving.

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Best Lemon Pecan Muffins are just what the family orders for a Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast!

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Every mouthful is irresistible.

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Candied Lemon Peel, lemon juice and lemon rind are an unbeatable combination.

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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

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Best Lemon Pecan Muffins are outstanding. These delicious muffins include candied lemon peel and pecans as well as a lemon icing so the flavor just pops. Terrific for a holiday or company breakfast like Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Day. If you enjoy lemon-flavored sweets, this recipe is both mouthwatering and irresistible.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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ICING:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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MUFFINS:
ICING:
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MUFFINS:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, buttermilk or sour milk, baking powder, salt and baking soda with an electric mixer.
  3. Slowly stir in flour, candied lemon peel and pecans just until moistened.
  4. There will be lumps remaining in the batter—that’s okay.
  5. Place paper cupcake liners in muffin tins.
  6. Spray liners lightly with cooking spray.
  7. Fill a little more than ¾ full.
  8. Bake at 425° for five minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to 350° and bake an additional 15-19 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Allow muffins to cool.
ICING:
  1. Prepare glaze: Place powdered sugar in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice and milk and whisk until you get a thick, but spreadable consistency.
  3. Drizzle icing over muffins.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I put the icing ingredients into a zip lock bag and piped the icing over the muffins.

NOTE: To sour milk, measure milk in a measuring cup. Add one to 1 1/2 tbsp. white vinegar. Allow milk to sit out about 5 minutes and curdle before using.

Candied Lemon Peel provided courtesy of Paradise Fruit Company.
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Nutrition Facts
Best Lemon Pecan Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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This batch makes 18 muffins, so it’s great for an office, company or holiday breakfast.

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Every bite will knock your socks off!

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There’s even enough to share with neighbors or friends!

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Best Lemon Pecan Muffins will make your day!

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