These are the best jumbo lemon blueberry muffins! Soft and moist with a zesty lemon crumble topping, they are delicious and full of flavor.
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There is something so comforting about enjoying a warm, straight-out-of-the-oven muffin with a hot cup of coffee or tea or even a cold glass of milk (my kids’ favorite!). We don’t eat them every day, so it definitely feels like a treat when I make them on the weekends or for special occasions.
What makes these muffins so amazing is the combination of fresh blueberries and lemon. They are full of flavor and the zesty lemon crumble on top definitely kicks them up a notch.
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How to Make Lemon Blueberry Muffins
The best part is these muffins are super easy to make! The secret is to make sure you are using fresh ingredients. The flavor will be so much better if you use fresh blueberries, lemon, butter, eggs, and milk!
Now let’s get started! After preheating your oven to 375 degrees, line your muffin tin with jumbo liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, vanilla, and milk and then whisk to combine.
In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add into batter reserving a small amount to toss with blueberries and stir until just combined. Toss blueberries in the reserved flour and gently fold them into the batter.
Spoon batter evenly into muffin liners. Place a few extra blueberries on top of each muffin.
Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl using a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle a little bit of topping on each muffin.
Bake until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and serve warm with your favorite beverage.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe but I don’t recommend it. Fresh blueberries have more flavor and they also hold their shape better when you bake them.
Can I Use a Regular Muffin Tin?
The recipe calls for baking the muffins in a jumbo muffin tin, which will give you large bakery-style muffins. If you are feeding a crowd, you can use a 12 cup regular muffin tin to double the recipe. The muffins will be smaller but they will feed more people.
How to Store Lemon Blueberry Muffins
If the muffins aren’t gobbled up right away, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as my family does. They are usually gone in a flash around here, so I recommend making a double batch. Also, don’t forget to load offers to your Ibotta app to earn cash back on your groceries and more!
Looking for more easy muffin recipes? Try my Best Pumpkin Muffins Recipe or Coconut Pumpkin Muffins with White Chocolate Glaze!
This post is sponsored by Ibotta. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Saturday 11th of March 2023
Made these gluten free! I used bobs red mill 1-1 and they turned out great, the gluten free didn’t seem to change anything about them! I also used frozen blueberries, they tasted great but fresh blueberries probably would have been tangier (which I would like). My only flaw is that they definitely aren’t lemony, maybe a tiny hint? But overall just a blueberry muffin, a good one but just not lemon as advertised but overall would recommend for a standard blueberry muffin!
Friday 3rd of March 2023
In the oven now. The smell delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
Saturday 23rd of July 2022
I forgot to put the crumble on top before putting them in the oven. I remembered halfway through and I’m trying it anyways. Hoping for the best! :)
Friday 18th of March 2022
Made these last night, super yummy! Have you tried freezing these?
Wednesday 23rd of March 2022
No, I have not but I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem! :)