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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lemon Crumb Muffins

When I saw this recipe in Taste of Home magazine many years ago, I HAD to try it. I go for almost anything lemony. We are lucky enough to have a Meyer Lemon tree in our backyard and I love to go pick them and put them in a bowl on my kitchen table. The lemon fragrance makes the kitchen smell wonderful!

I am always looking for lemon recipes, and these muffins did not disappoint. I love anything with a crumb or streusel topping just about as much as I love lemon, so this is a match made in Heaven.

I do recommend you use the paper muffin cups with these. Otherwise the sides tend to get too brown and crispy. Also, be really careful not to over-bake them because they can get dry. You want them nice and moist.

I have altered the original recipe somewhat to suit my own tastes.. I increased the amount of lemon zest and I thought the topping needed more butter than it originally called for.

Lemon Crumb Muffins
Yield ~20 muffins

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. lemon zest
1 TB lemon juice


Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold butter

Preheat oven to 350-F.  Line a 12-muffin tin with paper cups. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.  In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sour cream, melted butter, lemon zest and juice.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full (leaving room for topping).

In a small bowl, comine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You might need to rub it in a bit with your fingers.  Sprinkle over muffins.

Bake for ~20 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks too cool.

Happy Baking!

42 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! I could have one right now. LOL
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.
    Stopping by from Alexa Hop and following on GFC and twitter. I also just "liked" you on FB!

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  2. That looks yummy! OMG I think I'm going to be visiting your blog daily to see new recipes. I love cookies, cakes, and all those yummy goodness! I'm your newest follower from the VB hopper mania.

    http://itsasunkissedlife.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Michael Ann, thanks for following ;-) following u back in hope I can learn something! Have a good weekend!

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  4. All your recipes look delicious. Thank you so much for stopping by my site and telling me about She Writes. I didn't know that was even out there. I'm following you. Thanks so much.
    Renee
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    www.reneeahand.com

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  5. Oh my goodness, everything on here looks so wonderful! I love to bake also, but have gained a lot of weight since being home and not so active. I will still bake sometimes though and plan to glean some of your wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Wow, those sound amazing! I have just found your blog via She Writes. I'm going to go and check out some of the other receipes. Thank you!

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  7. These sound wonderful! I'll be printing this one to make later!

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  8. Michael Ann, I definitely am going to make these for my guests (and for me LOL) at my B&B. They look so yummy.

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  9. Streusel topping makes EVERYTHING better! These muffins look outstanding!

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  10. I am following from vb hopper mania. I am going to pin a few of your recipes on Pintest because they are beautiful! I have a link on my page for Pinterest if you would like to check them out but just a heads up that you might have a few new followers coming your way :)

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  11. OMG these look amazing! I love all things lemon and that crumble topping really makes it. I'm so baking these this week (once it cools off just a bit).

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  12. YUMMMMM!!!!! I'm a new follower from the Wild Weekend Hop.
    I hope you'll follow back
    http://www.peanutbutterandwhine.com
    Connie

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  13. Another awesome recipe! Yum!

    I'm like you, I really, really love anything with a crumb topping AND lemon. I can't wait to try these.

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  14. Me email to you got returned, but I've updated the code for my Tasty Thursday button. Tasty Thursdays

    Sorry for any trouble.

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  15. Hi, I'm passing by and following you via the GFC Blog Hop on VoiceBoks. I would love to add you to my blog followers too. http://toughcookiemommy.com

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  16. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving such kind comments! Your muffins look delicious and I'm totally bookmarking this recipe!

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  17. Yum, these look delicious. You just left me a kind comment on my blog, so I wanted to come check yours out :) I'm going to try and make these, I'll have to alter them a bit to make them gluten-free but I can't wait! I LOVE lemon muffins! Thanks for stopping by again :)

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  18. I love anything lemony and these look delicious. I found your recipe while looking at the recipes on Mingle Monday. I hope you'll come visit me soon at Rooted in Atascocita!

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  19. These look delicious! Thanks for checking out my blog. I can't wait to see more of your yummy recipes and hopefully be inspired to bake something.

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  20. Think I might be trying this recipe soon! I have been in a lemon mood!

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  21. Lemon + muffin = win! I'm going to pin this to my "recipe I mush try" board. I need to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. I love lemon and I love muffins! I have these bookmarked in my 'to make' folder. They just scream eat me with a cup of tea :)

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  23. Those sound yummy. Can you send them over? I don't like baking because you have to follow the rules. I prefer cooking savory, but these look too good not to try. How do you maintain two blogs? I am looking for pockets of time to write ..smiles!

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  24. These look fabulous! Would love for you to link them up at Muffin Monday! Thanks!

    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-chocolate-cookie-muffins

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  25. Oh my word you posted this on my birthday and I LOVE lemon. It's fate. I must try this recipe! :)

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  26. These look delicious. You have great recipes here. I shall be popping by often.

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  27. These look tasty! I am just learning to bake and cook so hopefully I can try some of your recipes (and not mess them up too badly) in the near future! =) By the way, the follow button will work unless you are already following 300 people. Aaand I'm following you on both of your blogs, I just doublechecked that it worked and everything. =D

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  28. Great Site! Thanks for the follow! Now following you too :)

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  29. I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. Be sure to come back next Monday -- there will be a little surprise for you there. :)

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  30. In response to Sue Ann Bowling, I also am concerned about carbs and calories as I am diabetic. I do use Splenda white and brown sugar subs in baking and am hoping that makes a difference in the numbers. The good taste is still there with the change too. These muffins sound just great to me!

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  31. These look amazing! I love anything lemon, can't wait to try these!

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  32. These sound like the perfect treat for those special mornings. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Welcome newcombers! So nice to see your comments here, thank you!!

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  34. You could be very dangerous to my waist line! Stopping by from VB!

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  35. These look incredible, I have to try them. And how jealous am I that you have a lemon tree in your backyard, very cool. I have to try these.
    Love your blog.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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  36. These look delicious! I'll definitely be trying them.

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  37. Oh YUUUMMM! Love your terrific recipes. I always love a crumb topping on a muffin.

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  38. Oh, I have had this recipe clipped from Taste of Home for a while now also, but haven't made them yet. Anything lemon is good to me! Now I really want to make them!

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    1. How funny! Yes, I think this was many years ago when I clipped it!!!

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  39. Just tried this recipe. Amazing. I added a tbls of lemon curd before I topped with streusel. Crazy!!!

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