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Smoothie Bowl Honey-Lemon Muffins

Photo: Jamie Vespa
Active time 10 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin)

We’ve combined our love for decked-out smoothie bowls and light, fluffy muffins to bring you the best of both worlds. The Greek yogurt topping is your blank canvas to add whichever toppings you typically like on smoothie bowls – we suggest berries, unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds, nuts, fresh mint leaves, and bee pollen. Make these muffins as virtuous as you please, as they’re a great way to frontload your day with nutrients. Store leftover muffins covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for optimal freshness.


  • 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt, divided
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Optional toppings: raspberries, blueberries, chia seeds, shredded unsweetened coconut, fresh mint leaves, bee pollen

Nutrition Information

  • calories 200
  • fat 8.3 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 27 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • sugars 13 g
  • cholesterol 21 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 133 mg
  • calcium 84 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients (through salt); make a well in center. Combine ½ cup of the yogurt and next 5 ingredients (through egg). Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
  3. Place 12 muffin-cup liners in muffin cups; coat with cooking spray. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
  4. Combine remaining 1 cup Greek yogurt and 3 tablespoons honey in a small bowl. Divide yogurt mixture evenly over the top of muffins. Add toppings of choice.