Grapefruit Mini Muffins

There‚Äôs something about pink grapefruit that just makes me smile. 

Yield: 40 muffins
Author: Sam
Ingredients:
Muffins:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grapefruit Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, brown sugar, oil, grapefruit juice, grapefruit zest, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until a toothpick, comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool completely before drizzling with the glaze.
Notes:

Inspired by this recipe from Sally.

When zesting the grapefruit, be careful to not get too much of the white, as it can be very bitter.

The glaze is delicious, but I found that it soaked into the muffins after a couple hours, so add the glaze close to serving time.

As with most citrus desserts, I like these best served at room temperature or straight from the refrigerator.