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.
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.
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.
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!
Take a look at these other favorite muffin recipes:
- Glazed Donut Muffins
- Healthy Apple Muffins
- Easy Monkey Bread Muffins
- Glazed Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
- French Toast Muffins
- Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Mini Applesauce Muffins
Lemon Crumb Muffin Recipe
- 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
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp butter cubed
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 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.
These look so bright and refreshing.
They are for sure! Hope you’ll try them! Thanks!
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….
I am so glad to hear that! Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂
Does this make 24 MIni muffins or regular sized ones?
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.
Thank you for trying them!
These muffins are over the top good. With all the ingredients that I love.
These are so light & airy! They have the perfect amount of lemon!
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!
Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed the muffins!
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.
These are the fluffiest little muffins! The glaze on top takes them to a new level of sweetness!
The texture is a bit different than other muffins, but I enjoyed them all the same, especially the crumb topping.
These taste like a lemon bar in muffin form!
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.)
Thanks for your feedback and for giving the recipe a try!