Project Pastry Queen: Whole Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

by Shawnda on July 17, 2011

in Blueberries,Breakfast,Citrus,Lemon,Muffins and Scones,Project Pastry Queen

Whole Lemon Muffins with Blueberries

It’s Wildcard Weekend for Project Pastry Queen. We get to go back and make any recipe that we missed along the way. I chose to make the Whole Lemon Muffins that Tara hosted a few weeks ago.

The recipe is unique in that you take an entire lemon, remove the seeds, and then throw the whole thing in the food processor and grind it into oblivion. The pulp, juice, pith, and peel – the whole lemon goes into this muffin! Yogurt keeps the lemony muffin very moist.

I made half a recipe and still got 12 muffins. I also attempted to make them a tad healthier:
- Substituting half of the flour for whole wheat flour
- Using 0% Fage instead of whole-milk yogurt
- Dumped half a container of fresh blueberries into the batter (after tossing them with 1 Tbsp flour)

Moist. Lemony. Blueberry-y. And definitely a keeper!

It’s my turn to host next week and we’re going big. Sugary. Peachy. Peach Queen Cake with Dulce de Leche frosting. And I’ve already gotten a head start by making plenty of dulce de leche :)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly (Seaux Southern) July 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm

My husband loves lemon, my son loves blueberries and I love to bake. This is so perfect for my family!! Going to try these out soon!

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2 Joanne July 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Lemon and blueberries are a total match made in heaven in my book. And a WHOLE LEMON? That’s just crazy talk. Delicious crazy talk.

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3 I Live in a Frying Pan July 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Really love muffins and I miss having good ones available on the streets after I left NYC. Can’t wait to try these lemony ones – killer combo with the blueberries I say!

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4 Melissa July 18, 2011 at 7:53 am

I love lemon and blueberry together! I also love aprons and have many of them tucked in a drawer. One look at that apron in the 7/18 post makes me long to be a competent seamstress. My favorite go to summer meal would be a quick simple pasta w/ garlic shrimp.

Wanted to be involved in the discussion, but felt I needed to retract from this week’s drawing. What can I say….winning…:)

Thanks for offering all of these amazing prizes for your readers. I can’t wait to put my juicer into great use! Still so excited and its been 3 days!

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5 Mary August 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I just tried this recipe, and the muffins are DE-LI-CIOUS!

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6 Mary August 12, 2011 at 7:47 am

And….I just got a big thumbs up from my boss on them! Thanks for the recipe!

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