Buttermilk Olive Oil Muffins with Lemon and Honey

Breakfast and Brunch, Muffins | 10 comments

I’ve mentioned before that Logan is my picky eater. He’s recently decided that he likes muffins, especially these zucchini apple spice muffins and orange spice banana bread (made as muffins instead of bread). The catch is that he doesn’t like muffins with visible chunks of “stuff” in them; it’s a texture issue. For example, blueberry muffins are a no-go for him. I’m constantly trying to figure out new ideas for muffins that are tasty, but chunk-less.

This recipe for Buttermilk Olive Oil Muffins with Lemon and Honey was an experiment for Logan. It had flavor, but nothing too over-the-top and no “chunks.” Madeline and I really liked them and enjoyed them for breakfast with yogurt, but Logan said they were “too fluffy!” See how hard to please he is? I guess that just means there is more for the rest of us!

Buttermilk Olive Oil Muffins with Lemon and Honey
a goodLife {eats} creation

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and honey. Stir in the buttermilk, olive oil, vanilla, and lemon zest. Combine the egg mixture with the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Line 12 muffin cups with liners, or grease well, and divide batter equally between them. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until set and golden. Cool in pan for 2 minutes, remove and cool on a wire rack. Serve sprinkled with coarse sugar or a drizzle of honey, if desired.

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Maria - July 31, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    They look good to me! glad they were a hit!


  • 2
    The Apple Hill Adventurer - July 31, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

    those look beautiful! very nice photo :) i bet those would be delicious with some creamed honey spread on them!


  • 3
    Jamie - July 31, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

    The look delicious! Looks like you have a foodie on your hands!


  • 4
    Jennifer - July 31, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

    honey and olive oil! yum! These look so good! Sounds like Logan is quite the little someday-chef himself!


  • 5
    Lyndsey - August 01, 2009 @ 2:11 am

    My daughter is the same way with chunks in things, like jam, it can't have any chunks. These do look great, I can't just imagine how good the smell too.


  • 6
    Cal Orey, Author-Intuitive - August 01, 2009 @ 3:13 am

    Super recipe! I've been looking and thinking muffins. http://www.calorey.blogspot.com The Writing Gourmet


  • 7
    Pili - August 02, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

    Yummy!! They look so tasty! And fluffy is good in my books!


  • 8
    Melody - August 02, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    The fluffier the better. :) Great recipe!


  • 9
    Sam@BingeNYC - August 03, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    I've recently come to really enjoy olive oil in baked goods – can't wait to try these muffins!


  • 10
    angela@spinachtiger - August 10, 2009 @ 3:50 am

    I love the combination of ingredients.


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