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Light and spongy, these lemon olive oil madeleines are so easy to make! Using a simple one-bowl mix method, enjoy these healthier citrusy tea time delights with your loved ones.
What Ingredients Do I Need For These Lemon Olive Oil Madeleines?
You will need a few basic ingredients here:
- Eggs: Use medium or large sized eggs (about 55 – 60g each), in room temperature.
- Caster Sugar: Caster sugar is a type of extra fine sugar that is usually used for baking. Do not use the coarser, granulated sugar.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I am using a lemon flavor olive oil for a more citrusy punch. You can also use unflavored olive oil.
- Lemon Juice & Zest: I like to use a microplane to zest the lemon. Avoid the white pith as it will be bitter. After you’ve gotten the zest, juice the lemon. A large lemon should yield about 45-55g of juice. You may add a little bit of water if you have just a few grams short of the juice.
- Vanilla Extract: As these madeleines do not have melted butter for flavor, use a good quality vanilla extract.
- Plain Flour
- Baking Powder
How Do These Madeleines Taste Like?
You will love these madeleines if you prefer a lighter taste for your pastries! Also due to the lack of butter, unlike the vanilla madeleines I have made previously, these lemon madeleines may lack flavor. So in this case, don’t omit the vanilla extract and lemon glaze!
Another tip – If possible, leave the madeleines overnight (in room temperature), as I find the taste develops better the next day!
>> MORE TEA BREAK TREAT RECIPES:
- Baileys Red Velvet Brownie
- Vanilla Madeleines
- Easy Choc Chip Scones (Eggless)
- Orange Marmalade Crumble Bar
- Soft Cranberry Biscuits
Extra Madeleine Baking Tips!
Madeleines tend to over-bake easily, and that will give you burnt or dry madeleines. The bake time will also depends on the size of your madeleine pan.
One tip to use – watch the oven towards the last 3 mins of bake time. When you see edges of the madeleines turn golden brown, that will be the time to bring them out from the oven!
Here’s a picture from the old post!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted on 15 Oct 2015. Updated on 7 Dec 2021 with new photos, recipe and content.