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lemon muffins recipe

Lemon Muffins with Crumble Topping

These lemon muffins with crumble topping are a real treat! They are the perfect balance of sweet and tart and make a great breakfast, snack or dessert.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, lemon, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author My Boys and Their Toys


For the muffins: 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar 3 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt Zest and juice of 1 lemon (approx. 1 tbsp zest and 2 tbsp juice) ¾ cup whole milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 1 drop yellow gel food coloring (optional)

For the topping: 1 cup a/p flour ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tbsp granulated sugar 6 tbsp butter, melted


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside. In a small bowl, sift together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a larger bowl, mix together lemon juice, zest, milk, oil and egg. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until muffin batter forms. Add a small drop of yellow gel food coloring into batter and mix until tinted (optional). Scoop batter into each section of the muffin pan, filling it about 2/3 of the way.

In a separate bowl, mix all of the ingredients for the muffin topping – cut with a fork to create a “grainy” sugar topping.9. Sprinkle the sugar muffin topping over each filled section of the pan.10. Bake for 23-25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!