Lemon Crumb Muffins


INGREDIENTS:

TOPPING:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

MUFFINS:
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon lemon zest (1 large lemon)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream
4 cups all purpose flour

GLAZE (OPTIONAL):
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups. (This recipe makes 24-28 muffins. Half the recipe for a smaller batch!)
  2. Make the topping by stirring together all topping ingredients with a fork in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand mixer, mix eggs with electric mixer about 1-2 minutes until thick and frothy. Mix in sugar and oil, beat until creamy. Mix in lemon zest, juice, vanilla, baking soda, salt. Mix in sour cream then stir in flour using a wooden spoon. (Batter may be slightly lumpy.)
  4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle the tops with the crumble mixture. (I filled mine just a teeny bit too much. They got scary close to overflowing, so stick with 3/4 full!)
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin. Cool 5 minutes in pan then remove to a rack to cool completely.
  6. (The glaze is optional but adds another punch of lemon flavor.)
  7. Make the glaze: whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle over muffins.
  8. Muffins should be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to one month. (If freezing, omit glaze and make it before serving.)


NOTES:
This recipe makes a large batch of muffins, perfect for brunch or for freezing for quick breakfasts. If you want to make a smaller batch, this recipe is the easiest to cut in half!


Original Recipes visit: Lemon Crumb Muffins @ crazyforcrust.com

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