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Lemon Crumb Muffins Recipe

Lemon Crumb Muffins Recipe

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Cindi

This recipe is contest-winning. For 24 muffins, I used 2/3 of the recipe (5 eggs).

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  • Calories:
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line 40 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Mix 6 cups flour, 4 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, sour cream, melted butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a separate bowl until smooth; pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them 3/4 full.
  3. Mix 3/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup sugar together in a bowl; cut cold butter cubes into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture atop each muffin.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the pans before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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LoriLouise
22
7/24/2013

I have made this recipe twice; on the second time around I made a few changes that made a delicious difference. I halved the recipe, and used low fat sour cream, then I added the juice of 1 1/2 lemons to the batter, I tasted the batter to make sure it had the tang of lemon before I was satisfied. I used the full recipe for the crumb topping, in other words doubled it for a halved recipe. When the muffins came out of the oven I drizzled a glaze of fresh squeezed lemon juice and powdered sugar over the top and in the crevices of the warm muffins, it made them even moister and more lemony. I will make this recipe over and over for my family and gifts for friends. If you love lemon you will love these changes.

Crystal
10
3/5/2014

This recipe was originally published in Taste of Home and I noticed that it leaves out the most vital step of the whole muffin experience! There is supposed to be a Lemon Juice/Sugar syrup that you drizzle over the warm muffins. Believe me, this is so important to make these muffins top notch. They already have a beautiful texture and light lemon flavor, but the sweet tang of the syrup takes these over the top! For the full batch, the original TOH glaze recipe calls for 1/2 cup sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Mix to dissolve the sugar, then drizzle over your warm muffins. I sometimes warm the sugar syrup in the microwave a bit to dissolve the sugar, and I always drizzle the muffins while they are still in the pan because this sends the syrup down the sides of the muffin and creates a wonderful experience in your mouth when you finally have a bite! Plus, it's less messy overall, keep the mess in the pan right! They are easy to take out of the pan, too! I made the entire batch one day and couldn't bake them all that evening, so I saved the remaining batter overnight and baked them the next morning and I had no issues with them rising at all. Also, if I have plain or flavored yogurt to use up, I use that in place of the sour cream. I've made these many times according to the recipe and I find that I like more lemon flavor, so I add 2 - 3 tsp of Lemon Extract to the batter with a little more lemon juice as well. Very forgiving recipe and freezes well!

ballet4ever
6
1/21/2013

The muffins had a great base and they came out wonderfully, but I don't find them to be that phenomenal. Without the crumb topping they would have been very boring. If I ever make them again I think I'll add some more lemon to it; the flavor was rather faint in the final product.