Lil' Citrus Muffins


  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) sugar
  • 1   egg
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) orange, lemon or lime zest
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). For muffins, lightly spray cups of Deluxe Mini-Muffin Pan with nonstick cooking spray. In Small Batter Bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.

  2. In Classic Batter Bowl, whisk butter and sugar until well blended. Add egg; beat until smooth. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and orange zest. Add flour mixture; mix until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.)

  3. Using Small Scoop, drop a rounded scoop of batter into each muffin cup. Bake 12-13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool in pan 3 minutes; remove from pan. Cool slightly. For topping, dip tops of warm muffins into melted butter and then into sugar. Serve warm.


  • 2 dozen
      servings of 3 muffins

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 260, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Carbohydrate 35 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 190 mg, Fiber 0 g

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