Lemon-Lavender Muffins

"Sounds fancy and good..."
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12 muffins




  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Grease bottoms of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups.
  • Place 2/3 cup sugar and lavender in food processor; pulse 30 to 60 seconds (pulse longer for a more intense lavender flavor).
  • Sift through strainer into medium bowl to remove any large pieces of lavender.
  • Whisk in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well-blended.
  • In small bowl, whisk together milk, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons lemon peel. (Milk will curdle and thicken slightly.)
  • In another medium bowl, lightly beat egg; whisk in 6 tablespoons melted butter and milk mixture.
  • Make well in center of flour mixture; pour in egg mixture.
  • Stir just until blended. Divide evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In another small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon peel.
  • Dip tops of muffins in 1/4 cup melted butter; dip in sugar mixture.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is it flowers or leaf you use?


  1. Loved this recipe! Topped with curled lemon peel and fresh lavender flower.
    • Review photo by Tracy B.
  2. I really enjoyed these and would make them again. The amount of lavender and lemon is just perfect and not overwhelming at all. The texture is much more like a scone than a muffin which is actually something I like. No idea baking with lavender would be this nice.
  3. I adore these unusual muffins! I was going to post the recipe but lo and behold, it was already here. :) For a special occaision, I like to add a (fresh, clean, pesticide free) violet on top.
  4. Outstanding muffins, these! And, I'm such a lemon lover that I had to get generous with the lemon zest, using rounded measure of it through the recipe! The lavender was very nice here, too, & the recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits Tag]
  5. Delightful tender and light little beauties with some serious sophistication. Very delicate and refined flavor with just the perfect amount of sweetness. Definitely don't skip the sugar topping, I'd say you could add more zest to both the batter and the topping!


  1. I didn't do the part with sugar and dried lavender cause I already got lavender sugar that Rita sent me. This gave a great little taste to the muffins. I used more lemon peel in the muffin and in the sugar at the end. For the muffins, instead of butter, I used canola oil with great result. My muffins were ready after 15 minutes cooking. They are tender and so yummy. I don't usually do the toppings but I'm glad I made this one. Thanks Nikki :) Made for 123 hit wonders


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