clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Lemon Crumb Muffins


These lemon muffins are fluffy, moist, sweet, and bursting with lemon flavor *fresh lemon glaze included!* Whip these muffins up, and they’ll brighten up any day!


For Crumble Topping:

-1/2 cup sugar

-3/4 cup flour

-6 Tbsp. cold cubed butter

For Lemon Muffins:

-2 and 3/4 cups flour

-3 tsp. baking powder

-3/4 tsp. salt

-6 Tbsp. room temp. butter

-1 1/4 cups sugar

-2 Tbsp. lemon zest

-1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

-1 egg and 2 egg yolks

-3/4 cup milk

-1/3 cup lemon juice

For Lemon Glaze:

-1 cup powdered sugar

-2 Tbsp. lemon juice

-milk (as needed)


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners; this recipe makes 16 muffins. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, add in 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cups flour, and 3 Tbsp. cold cubed butter.

3. Break up the butter with your hands or a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly.

4. Let the crumble mixture chill in the fridge, until you are ready to top it on your muffins.

5 In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, 2 and 3/4 cups flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, and 3/4 tsp. salt. Set aside.

6. In a large bowl combine 6 Tbsp. room temp. butter, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 2 Tbsp. lemon zest, and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. With a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until light and fluffy; about 3 minutes. Your mixture will be crumbly, but that’s normal.

7. To your butter mixture, add in 1 egg and 2 egg yolks. Beat on high speed until fully combined and smooth.

8. Now alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk, it should take you about 3 times each.

9. Fold in 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, stirring until just combined. Be sure not to over mix.

10. Scoop batter into your prepared muffin tins.

11. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of the crumble topping onto your muffins.

12. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until they turn lightly golden.

13. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before drizzling on the glaze.

14. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 150

Keywords: lemon crumb muffins, lemon crumb muffins, muffins