Lemon Crumb Muffins

Soft and delicious Lemon Crumb Muffins are topped with buttery crumbs and a delicious lemon glaze, making them irresistible!

Imagine the crumb topping on our Banana Crumb Muffins, but the glaze and citrusy flavor of our Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, and that’s what these are like! They just might become your new favorite muffin.

Lemon muffins with crumb topping and a lemon glaze

Crumb + Glaze Topping!!

As strange as it may sound, I used to not enjoy lemon-flavored recipes. It sounds crazy, but now I’m addicted and posting ALLLL the lemon recipes.

You may have noticed this new-found love because I’ve posted numerous lemon treats over the years (like Lemon Bars and Lemon Buttermilk Cake), and a new one is today’s recipe for Lemon Crumb Muffins.

These lemony muffins have both a crumb topping AND a lemon glaze! It makes for the most amazing texture and flavor. Of course, you could do just one or the other, but trust me—you need both.

Batter for lemon muffin recipe in a mixing bowl

How to Make Lemon Muffins

PREP. Preheat oven to 350.

BATTER. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, mix eggs, sour cream, butter, lemon peel and juice. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.

FILL, TOP & BAKE. Fill paper-lined muffin pan to ¾ full. In another bowl, make topping by combining flour, and sugar. Cut in butter until it’s crumbly. Sprinkle over batter and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool for several minutes before removing from pan.

GLAZE. While cooling, make glaze by whisking lemon juice and powdered sugar together. Drizzle over muffins.

Mini Muffins: This recipe makes regular sized muffins, but you can easily make them mini. Fill a mini Muffin pan ¾ of the way full. The directions are basically the same except that you’ll use a mini muffin pan and bake them for only 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Lemon crumb muffins in a baking tin

Making Ahead & Storing

You can make the batter AHEAD OF TIME and store it in the fridge for a few days before baking.

Or, bake the muffins ahead of time and keep them stored in an airtight container (minus the glaze). Right before serving spread the glaze on the muffin so it is fresh.

Lemon crumb muffins won’t last very long once they have the glaze on them, so try to consume them quickly!

Lemon muffins with lemon crumb topping

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Lemon Crumb Muffin Recipe

4.64 from 11 votes
Soft and delicious Lemon Crumb Muffins are topped with buttery crumbs and a delicious lemon glaze, making them irresistible!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 muffins
Calories 267 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

Muffin

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1-2 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Topping

Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix eggs, sour cream, butter, lemon peel and juice. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin pan to ¾ full.
  • In another bowl, make topping by combining flour, and sugar. Cut in butter until it’s crumbly. Sprinkle over batter and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cool for several minutes before removing from pan.
  • While cooling, make glaze by whisking lemon juice and powdered sugar together. Drizzle over muffins and ENJOY!

Adapted from Taste of Home.

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  1. 5 stars
    These just came out of the oven and they are the best…..the crumb topping is great…..I love baking muffins …..I will be trying some of your other muffin recipes soon……easy to make…..didnt change a thing….

  2. 3 stars
    I used quality ingredients and I am a long time baker. I could tell when the batter was a bit springy, that I wasn’t going to like the texture too much. I felt it was just too floury. The overall flavor was just a little bland for me. Overall, they were ok but not what I was going for.

  3. 5 stars
    This is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing this lemon crumb muffins! It’s easy to make and taste really good! I highly recommend this!

  4. 5 stars
    The crumb and glaze topping is absolutely amazing! I am a huge fan of all things lemon and this recipe is on the top of my favorite lemon dessert recipes.

  5. 5 stars
    The texture is a bit different than other muffins, but I enjoyed them all the same, especially the crumb topping.

  6. 3 stars
    Too much melted butter, and too much lemon juice to sugar ratio for “glaze”. Otherwise, good. It would have been nice to suggest glazing muffins just before consuming in order to extend life of the muffins. (I “glazed” mine before realizing I had just shortened the lifespan of a big batch of muffins.)