Looking for something for your sweet tooth while you’re on Weight Watchers? Try this three ingredient Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins recipe.
It’s one of our mini muffin recipes. If you like them, check out our full list of The Best Mini Muffin Recipes.
I love muffins. I also love easy recipes. So this is Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins recipe absolutely the perfect recipe for me.
My friend Jennifer made these Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins. Even better, if you’re on Weight Watchers and counting points, they’re only 1 Point Plus or 2 Smart Points. And, you can make it with items that you already have in your house. So when the urge for muffins happens, these are going to be your go to recipe.
I actually don’t do Weight Watchers, but I make these muffins all the time to have for an easy grab and go breakfast. I’ve brought them to parties too, when I needed a dessert in a pinch, and they’re always a huge hit.
If you found this recipe because you’re counting WW points and were trying to find the perfect treat, be sure to read our Tips For Getting Started With Weight Watchers post to help you on your journey.
Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins Recipe
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Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins Ingredients:
How To Make Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins:
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Mix the ingredients together in large bowl.
Side note: You want to mix them until the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients are just combined. You don’t want to use an electric mixer because that will overmix the batter and cause it to deflate. It should stay really light and airy.
Spoon batter into the muffin cavities until they’re half full.
Bake for 15 to 22 minutes (depending on your oven). Stick a toothpick in the center of a muffin. When it comes out dry, they’re done. You don’t want to look for a golden brown color when you’re baking these. You want them to keep the vibrant yellow color.
Cool them on a wire rack before eating (if you can wait that long, anyway).
This recipe makes about 48 mini muffins, so you could either use two muffin pans or just wait for the first batch to cool before making a second batch. If you do wait to do a second batch, it may need to cook a little less in the oven so be sure to keep a watch on the timing.
Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins: Frequently Asked Questions
After they have cooled completely, store muffins in an airtight container. These WW Lemon Muffins can be kept at room temperature for three days. If you want to keep them longer, put them in the fridge.
And if you really need to keep them longer than about a week, you can freeze them. Just make sure they’re in a freezer safe container. Defrost them completely in the fridge before eating them.
These muffins are 1 Point Plus point. Now, that was the WW Points standard when this recipe was created (in 2014!). Since then, the program has undergone numerous changes. So, you’ll want to double check the point value and your WW personal points with your WW app before adding these to your day.
Keep in mind that your points will vary based on how many muffins you actually get out of the batch. We eyeball the amount that we put into each muffin cavity, but if you needed to be more precise, you could use a cookie scoop to fill the muffin pan instead.
If you’d rather, you can make these full sized muffins. Just keep in mind that it will change the number of points per muffin (if you’re worried about Weight Watchers).
Someone asked this in the comments below, but I wanted to highlight it up here. You can add fresh blueberries (or any other fresh fruit) to the batter and it will not affect the bake time.
This is another question from the comments that I wanted to move into the main post. Yes, you can use plain Greek yogurt. The muffins will still have just enough sweetness to be delicious, but they won’t be as lemon-y as they would if you used lemon yogurt.
If you can’t find lemon Greek yogurt and you’re looking for a substitute, vanilla yogurt is our go to.
If you wanted to, you could stir in a couple teaspoons of poppy seeds to make these lemon poppy muffins. You’d follow the rest of the recipe as is.
Poppy seeds wouldn’t change the cooking time at all, but they would definitely make these feel more breakfast-like than dessert-like. Although, it’s a delicious baked treat no matter what time of day you eat them.
More Weight Watchers Muffins:
These lemon Weight Watchers muffins aren’t the only WW Muffin recipe we have on Drugstore Divas. If you want some more, check out our Chocolate Muffins, Funfetti Muffins, and our Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Pete’s favorite muffin, using this three ingredient recipe, is our Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffin. So be sure to try that next time.
They’re all great recipes and they’re all WW friendly. They’re also something the whole family will enjoy. Just don’t tell them they’re Weight Watchers. Just tell them they’re dessert.
For more Weight Watchers recipes, check out our 15+ Zero Point Weight Watchers Freestyle Program Recipes and our 20 Tasty Weight Watchers Recipes. And, if you’re reading this over the summer, don’t forget out 15+ Weight Watchers-Friendly Grilling Recipes as well.
- 5.3 oz cup 100 calorie lemon yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 1 box of lemon cake mix
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Mix the ingredients together in large bowl.
- Grease your mini muffin tin using a cooking spray.
- Spoon batter into the muffin cavities until they’re half full.
- Bake for 15 to 22 minutes (depending on your oven).
Amount Per Serving Calories 43Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 81mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 1g
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