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Skinny Lemon Muffins

These Skinny Lemon Muffins are made with Greek yogurt, coconut oil and plenty of lemon zest for a fabulous bright, lemon flavor! So tender and moist, these muffins are a great way to start to your day!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon muffins, muffins, skinny lemon muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 215kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1⅔ cup flour can use AP or half AP and half wheat
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup coconut oil
  • cup plain Greek yogurt or lemon flavored Greek yogurt
  • cup milk
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest up to 2

Optional Glaze:

  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line muffin pan with baking cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk together coconut oil, Greek yogurt, milk, egg and one to two tablespoons of lemon zest together in a medium bowl.
  • Stir in flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for several minutes before removing. Place on a cooling rack.

Optional Glaze

  • Combine lemon juice, powdered sugar, and lemon zest in small bowl. Mix until smooth.
  • Drizzle over muffins a few minutes after removing from pan.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg