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Breakfast Lemon Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Lemon Muffins Recipe

This quick and easy Breakfast Lemon Muffins Recipe is are fresh, sweet tangy and have a sugary crumb topping! Perfect for a breakfast treat or tasty dessert!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon, Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 188 kcal


For The Muffins

  • 2 cups a/p flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon approx. 1 tbsp zest and 2 tbsps juice
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 drop yellow gel food coloring optional

For The Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup a/p flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a larger bowl, mix together lemon juice, zest, milk, oil and egg.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until muffin batter forms.
  6. Add a small drop of yellow gel food coloring into batter and mix until tinted (optional).
  7. Scoop batter into each section of the muffin pan, filling it about 2/3 of the way.
  8. 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.
    Easy Lemon Muffins Instructions
  10. Bake for 23-25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Lemon Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.