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Moist and fruity, these lightly sweetened olive oil muffins are great for breakfast, snacks, or dessert. An easy recipe that’s naturally vegan!
I made these lemon muffins before we left for our Spain trip as a thank you to the sweet couple who are watering our plants while we are gone. I find that it’s a lot easier to beg someone to help you out when there’s food involved.
If you love lemon, then you’re going to love these lemon olive oil muffins. These muffins are exactly what I’ve been craving as of late: bright, sweet flavors. Lightly sweetened and incredibly moist, almost cake-like, with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. They work just as easily for breakfast and snacks as they would for an after-dinner treat.
You’ll want a fruity, extra virgin olive oil for best results. You can use a virgin olive oil or even a more neutral oil, like canola, if you’d like. The olive oil gives these muffins a lot of flavor, so I like using an olive oil that I enjoy the taste of, but it doesn’t need to be expensive.
I love the lemon paired with the olive oil in this muffin recipe, but you can also use another acid if you’d like. Orange juice or grapefruit juice will also work.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk together the wet ingredients, add to the dry ingredients, and fold in to combine together.
Divide into lined muffin tins and bake. Lightly cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Be sure to mix the flour and baking soda/powder really well before adding the wet ingredients. The first time I made these, I didn’t sift everything in together, and some bites tasted almost soapy. When I tried it again after sifting and stirring, they came out perfectly.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
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Lemon Olive Oil Muffins! These vegan muffins are incredibly moist and delicious, a must-make for breakfast and brunch.
This post was first published in 2017 and updated in 2024.