Line muffin tin with liners and coat with baking spray.
In a medium sized mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Whisk the oil, milk, egg and lemon zest together until combined.
Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix with a wooden spoon. Do NOT over mix!
Gently mix in the lemon chips.
Distribute batter evenly among the muffin tin. Sprinkle with a tad bit of course white sugar.
Bake on the center rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Remove and cool. Enjoy immediately or freeze.
I make muffins all the time and pretty much use the same basic recipe. Chocolate, cinnamon or banana, it's a no fail recipe as long as you don't over mix the batter. This version is special though since good lemon chips (or any for that matter) are nearly impossible to find. You'll have to visit Nuts.com to get these but it'll be worth it. These zesty little morsels are sweet, tangy and just the perfect accent to a muffin batter.
Working full time with students, food companies (and their professionals), I have the best job. I get to help my students find internships and jobs in the community, wellness and food industry. One of my favorite parts is going on site visits to food production facilities such as Nuts.com. One of my students works in quality control there and gave me a VIP tour with a bag of lemon chips to go. Now I'm hooked and will have to order these amazing little chips online from Nuts.com.