My local market had some really beautiful, ripe and juicy Meyer lemons so I purchased a few without having anything in mind that I wanted to use it for. I think it was more of an impulse buy. It was just too pretty! I baked a batch of these muffins; I figured chocolate goes with everything right? I’m more used to muffins with a crumbly texture, as I think that’s how you differentiate between muffins and cupcakes. Cupcakes have a more cake-like texture. These muffins were not as crumbly but airy, which was a pleasant surprise. You can taste the chocolate and the lemon is just in the background. I baked them in a mini muffin pan and they turned out so darn cute! I normally prefer baked goods with coffee but these would be wonderful with tea. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- zest of 1 meyer lemon
- 3/4 cup of miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- juice of 1 meyer lemon (mine rendered 1/4 cup)
- powdered sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line baking cups in the mini muffin pan.
Using a stand mixer (or mix by hand) cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternatively with buttermilk. Fold in lemon zest and chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into the greased or lined muffin cups and bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Brush tops with lemon juice and dust powdered sugar on top.
Let the muffins cool for 5-7 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring them to the cooling rack.
Adapted from Taste of Home
29 thoughts on “Meyer Lemon Chip Mini Muffins”
These were addicting! They are small but pack a punch with lemon and chocolate flavor.
I find the lemon flavor was subtle, which was nice. It didn’t monopolize the flavor of this muffin. 😉
I’m glad you liked it!
These look delicious! I love lemon and chocolate together. Lovely!
Thanks Lindsay! It’s my first time trying the two ingredients together and I’m loving it! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Lovely photos and I bet those muffins were delicious.
Thanks Claire! They were delish and went quickly.
Lemon and chocolate chips go so well together. I’m sure these are great!
Yes these were delicious! Although blueberries would work equally well if you want to go with all-fruit muffins. I was hoping to make lemon and blueberry muffins but the selections at my market for blueberries sucked, hence the chocolate chips. 😉
Chocolate definitely goes with anything! I think it should be eaten with every meal, and this looks like a delicious way to incorporate it into breakfast!
Thanks! 🙂 They went quick!
I’m not surprised! Lemon treats get eaten extremely quickly in our family too. All of the boys ask for lemon cake and lemon bars for their birthdays, so lemon muffins would be their favorite breakfast!
Great compo Anne ,They are very delicious!!!
Thank you Massi! 🙂
Getting a little extra vitamin C in our diets during this time of the year is always a good idea and in the form of a yummy muffin is even better.
I totally agree! 🙂
I think that mini muffins are the only way to go. These look delicious! Happy new year to you and your family!
Thanks Barb! Happy new year to you and your loved ones! 🙂
Another great muffin, Anne! Really cute and sounds great!
Thank you Jan. And Happy New Year! 🙂
Anne, you truly are the queen of delicious muffins! Lemon and chocolate chips sound great together 🙂
Awww, that’s so nice of you to say Judy –thank you! 🙂
Anne these look so good. I love lemon & chocolate!
Thank you Sheryl! 🙂
Yum, They look very yummy 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
You welcome. Hope you keep in touch to see what I’m making in the next few weeks 🙂
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