Fluffy Lemon Sour Cream Muffins

We were in a muffin mood, so I took out one of those mini cookbooks you get in the checkout aisle at the grocery store. This one was called The Muffin Cookbook, Muffins for All Occasions -- perfect! I browsed the recipes, looking for something the kids would like but wasn't too fussy or sweet, and that called for ingredients I already had on hand. I noticed a recipe for Sour Cream Lemon Muffins and changed it up a bit to use what we had on hand and was so pleased with the result!

Fluffy Lemon Sour Cream Muffins

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
zest of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup melted and cooled butter (half stick)
1/4 cup melted and cooled margarine (half stick)
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare muffin tin (butter or paper line or spray with cooking spray, I always use cooking spray, Crisco with Flour No-Stick Spray or Baker's Joy are my favorites.)

In large bowl combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.

In small bowl whisk together sour cream, egg, milk, and melted and cooled butter and margarine.

Gently stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until combined, you will have a thick muffin batter.

Spoon into muffin cups, this will make about 12 regular muffins or 6 jumbo muffins. * I actually doubled the recipe and made one pan of jumbo mini bundt muffins and 8 mini loaves.

Bake for about 17 minutes for regular muffins, about 25 for jumbo muffins. Just peek through the oven door window and check, these don't get very dark but will have a few golden brown flecks.

Remove from oven and gently remove from pan and let cool on wire rack. Serve warm for best texture.

We absolutely loved them, they are up there with the lightest fluffiest muffins I've ever had! They were delicious with some butter and honey, and with butter and jam the next morning for breakfast, although they were not quite as fluffy as warm from the oven they were still tasty.

After seeing my blogging friend Natashya's yummy submission to Bread Baking Day #18 Quick Breads I knew I would love to participate in this event as I love bread baking, be it savory, sweet, quick, or yeast, so here is my first of hopefully many submissions to a Bread Baking Day event :)