Olive Oil & Thyme Muffins With Lemon Glaze


All of the ingredients for these muffins come together and create a savory and sweet treat. Olive oil really plays a part in creating a light and incredibly moist baked good. This versatile muffin can be enjoyed both as a dessert or a morning pastry with your favorite cup of coffee or tea.

Makes 12 muffins


For the Muffins:

  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • The lemon zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, right off of the sprig
  • 2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Whole Milk
  • ¾ cup extra- virgin olive oil

For the Glaze:

  • 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • The juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Mix together the flour, baking, powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer blend the eggs, sugar, and lemon zest together until pale in color, about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in the balsamic vinegar and milk, then gradually beat in the extra-virgin olive oil. Add the flour mixture, and stir just until the ingredients are all blended together.
  • Fill each paper liner just about to the top with the batter. Bake until golden on top, about 20-25 minutes. Be sure to insert a toothpick to test if the middle is baked through. Transfer to a platter or wire rack to cool just until they are warm to touch.
  • Meanwhile for the glaze, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and melted butter until smooth. If you feel that the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit more lemon juice. Drizzle over the muffins while they are warm.