Recipe by Cindi
"This recipe is contest-winning. For 24 muffins, I used 2/3 of the recipe (5 eggs)."
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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.
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.
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!
I made these today & they are amazing! I did make a few changes: I used French Vanilla yogurt instead of sour cream and also added lemon extract. For the topping, I mixed brown sugar, white sugar & lemon zest then sprinkled that on top before baking. From this recipe, I made 24 mini muffins, 12 regular sized muffins then, with the leftover batter, I added frozen blueberries & made 2 lemon blueberry loaves! YUM!
yummy! but the serving size must refer to small muffins. using large/jumbo cupcake liners, when i halved this recipe I only got 12 muffins out of it. tasty! I increased the heat to 425 degrees and baked about 20 minutes for a nice rise on the muffins. also added finely chopped pecans, bout 1/2 a cup to the recipe. since i was low on sour cream, i subbed vanilla yogurt and sour milk. also, i used oil in place of the butter in the muffin batter. next time i will use only two eggs, though- it was a little dense. will make these again!
Soooo Good! I halved the whole recipe exept for the lemon zest and lemon juice (I substituted the lemon juice with lemon extract). Some reviewers said it was a tad dry but I didn't think so. Maybe next time add a splash of milk and see what happens. Also I added some lemon zest to the crumb topping. GREAT RECIPE!
This recipe was so yummy! I made it exactly how it is said on here, with the addition of a splash of milk to make the muffins a little more moist and a little extra lemon juice for flavor. Definitely a favorite and definitely makes plenty of muffins!
So good even though I made a few changes. I went to make them only to find myself out of a few key ingredients (lemon zest and lemon juice) so me being the creative mind I am used dried orange zest and I used lemon extract at half of what it called for in juice and I also added 1/4 tsp of cardamom and 1/4 tsp cinnamon to the batter. AMAZING!!!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemon Crumb Muffins Recipe
Serving Size: 1/40 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 126
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