Bitty Bite Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Muffins with Lemon & Strawberry Glaze

 These bitty bite blueberry lemon muffins are pure sunshine in your mouth! Top them with a lemon glaze and a strawberry glaze and you’ve got a dessert that’s pretty, delicious, and super moist! 

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We’ve been having such beautiful days lately, and I’m loving every opportunity to go to the beach and jump in the waves. :) The water is actually very warm and it doesn’t take long to get used to. Not to mention that the days are longer and the sun doesn’t set until late.

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Aaahh…yes, I was made for summer days! I love these quotes I found on Pinterest “Bliss is the sand between my toes, and the sunburn on my nose” :) and another one that says “Take me to the beach, waves at my feet, sand in my toes, wind in my hair, sun on my face” :) That pretty much describes me. :)

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  There’s just something about those carefree summer days. The BBQs, visits with friends, bonfires at the beach with s’mores…reading the day away. :) Now that I’ve been busy with work, I haven’t had too much time for that. Gone are the childhood summer days where all you do is play, read, and enjoy ice cream, pizza, watermelon and jumping in the pool (or in my case, the ocean)…pure bliss!

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 Still, I’m grateful for the work I have, and that I’ve still been able to enjoy the beach amidst all the busyness. Oh, and did I mention visiting with friends is always a highlight? (smile)

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Now let’s talk about these muffins for a second. I made this recipe for the first time on Mother’s Day a few years ago here, and since then I’ve  made it countless times, experimenting with the recipe in different ways as you can also see here.

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 I can’t help myself! Not only do I really love lemon desserts, but I also love making desserts bitty bite because…well read my blog name. :)

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Another thing I love about summer is baking. Summer also brings potlucks and church picnics…as well as 4th of July (my favorite summer holiday). Many times we are faced with the same decision…what dessert to bring?

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 Might I suggest these bitty bite blueberry lemon yogurt muffins? :) They’re done in a jiffy, and making them bitty bite will feed an army!

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 They have the perfect amount of lemon flavor, and we all know that blueberries are the perfect addition to any lemon dessert. This time I also made a strawberry glaze and that was pretty much one of the best decisions! Why not add variety, as well as use all the fruits summer has to offer? Plus, these’ll pretty much melt in your mouth because adding yogurt to the batter makes these extremely moist!

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 They look rather patriotic as well, so you can also bring these to your 4th of July party! One thing I can guarantee is that everyone will love them. Trust me, I know from experience. :)

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Bitty Bite Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Muffins with Lemon & Strawberry Glaze

Ingredients:

For the muffins:

1 1/2 cups + 1 Tbsp. Flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups blueberries

For the Lemon Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
Lemon juice

For the Strawberry Glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
3 whole strawberries (mashed)

Note: You do not need a mixer for this recipe, it actually comes out better if you whisk it by hand

Directions: In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and oil. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the blueberries with the remaining tablespoon of flour, and fold them very gently into the batter. Divide batter evenly in your mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10-12 min. or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before glazing them.

To make the lemon glaze, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with a few drops of lemon juice. It really depends how runny you want your glaze to be. Just keep adding lemon juice until you reach your desired consistency.

To make the strawberry lemon glaze, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tsp. lemon juice. Then add the mashed strawberries. If the mixture is too runny, add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. It’s better to leave the glaze on the thick side so it doesn’t drip over the edges. Dip the top of each muffin in either the lemon glaze or the strawberry glaze. Allow the glaze to set for about 5 min. before serving.

Enjoy! 

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