Earl Grey and Lemon Muffins

The rich aroma of Earl Grey tea leaves and the refreshing flavor of lemon makes these muffins a delightful treat, perfect for a quick breakfast or a midday snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Vanessa @ Zest & Simmer


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (about 1/2 large lemon)
  • 3 bags Earl Grey tea , cut open
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  • In a small bowl stir together the flour, lemon zest, tea leaves, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in egg until well combined. Add vanilla extract and Greek yogurt and mix at low speed to gently incorporate. Add reserved flour mixture and continue mixing at a low speed until just combined.
  • Divide muffin batter evenly among prepared cups.Transfer to preheated oven.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean and muffins are light golden on top.
  • Cool in pan or on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.