Light lemon chia seed muffins with a vanilla lemon glaze.
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Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

A delightfully sweet lemony muffin made with fresh lemons, sour cream, chia seeds and premium lard.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 232 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Armour Premium All-Natural Lard melted, cooled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste divided
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk if needed

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, chia seeds, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a small bowl, slowly heat the Armour Premium All-Natural Lard in a microwave in 5 second increments. Brush the bottom, sides, and edges of each muffin tin with some of the melted lard. Set the lard aside and let cool.

  4. In a medium sized bowl whisk the sour cream, egg, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla and melted lard until creamy.

  5. Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until lightly moistened. Do not over stir. If the batter is too dry, add 3 - 4 tablespoons of milk.

  6. Evenly spoon the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 18 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean.

  7. Cool for 1 minute in the pan on a wire cooling rack. Carefully remove the muffins and continue cooling on the rack.

  8. Stir together the remaining lemon juice, vanilla paste, and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the muffins.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.