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Brown Sugar Lemon Mascarpone Muffins

Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 lemons zested
  • 8 ounces cold Mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Stir to combine. Mix in lemon zest. Add mascarpone cheese and mix in with a fork, stirring until crumbly, evenly dispersed and covered in flour. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, egg, vanilla extract and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined and wet.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measure or ice cream scoop to fill the muffin liners 2/3 of the wall full. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until tops are set and golden. Remove and let cool slightly before serving.
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