Lemon Crumb Muffins

Lemony muffins complete with an oat streusel topping are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 muffins


Streusel Topping:

  • cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon oats

  • 2 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into small pieces

Muffin Batter:

  • ¼ cup applesauce

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners.

  2. Stir sugar, flour, and oats together in a small bowl until combined. Work butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles damp sand. Set the topping aside while you prepare the muffin batter.

  3. Stir together applesauce, sugar, egg, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add lemon juice and sour cream and stir until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir everything together until just combined.

  4. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each halfway. Sprinkle the topping on each muffin until completely covered.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
4g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 48mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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