Lemon-Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Crumb Muffins

My most recent sunny days, unfortunately, have been spent inside working on one after another writing project. But, as I was reminded from a fellow foodie friend recently, the best way to keep sane and inspired is to get outdoors. Breathe the fresh air around you, soak up the warm sun, and admire your surroundings. Just don’t forget your notebook so you can jot down all the new ideas that come flooding in!

Blueberry Muffins

When I went strolling by a bakery recently, lusting after their cases of cute fruit pastries and fresh artisanal breads, I also noticed a few of my favorite muffins on Earth – lemon with fresh blueberries – and the inspiration to bake up these beauties was born.

Lemon Blueberry Crumb Muffins Recipe

Fluffy and moist, these mouthwatering muffins are full of juicy blueberries and bright, summery lemon flavor. A crumb topping dotted with spicy cinnamon and butter makes these morning treats a tasty way to welcome you into the weekend. In fact, they can make any morning – even one spent at your desk – a little sweeter!

Lemon-Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Lemon-Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Yield: 8 muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Juice from half a lemon, about 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

For crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. In another bowl, combine vegetable oil, egg and milk, and mix with a fork. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well. Add lemon juice. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups to the top.
  3. To make crumb topping, mix together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon. Mix with fork and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. They are just gorgeous!

  2. Lemon and blueberry is a winning combination. Love the color and the texture of these muffins. Spring baked treats are always cool!

  3. Lemon and blueberry is such a perfect combination and I love that crumbly topping too!

  4. These are such a great idea for breakfast. Yum!

  5. Beautiful muffins! I am a muffin lover, especially when they have a bit of crunch at the top. Your yummy muffins fit the bill! Great recipe and photos.

  6. Sounds great, however I do not see where there is any lemon in the recipe?

  7. I’m like your other person who posted, where are the lemons or lemon flavor in this recipe? Sounds great except for that…

  8. Those look wonderful, Georgia! I wish I had one right now.. a little warm so I can slather a bit of butter on it!! YUM!!

  9. Anonymous & Wanda – Thanks for noting that! The recipe has been fixed.

  10. Yum! Lemon and blueberry are my favorite muffin flavors! I can’t wait to try them combined!

  11. Georgia, it’s always good to wake up to huge crumbly muffins, even though I can only stare at them on the monitor for now, but it’s a great way to start my Friday!

  12. I must say that this combination is one of the best ever. The muffins look fabulous! :D

  13. Soaking up the sun is a great way to keep sane in busy times! These muffins are so summery too. Love lemon + blueberry combo!

  14. wow, these sound incredible! have a great weekend :-)


  15. These muffins look wonderfully moist and delicious – great recipe :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. I love lemon and blueberry together. Such a perfect muffins to enjoy in this season!

  17. What gorgeous muffins! I love the marriage of flavors with lemon and blueberries, and that crumb topping just tops it over to perfection.

  18. I’m so ready to go blueberry picking! I’ve been loving all the inspiration floating around the blogosphere, making me hungry!

  19. I love it when berries come into season, they are so delicious in baked goods-I wish they were not seasonal. Muffins by far are my favorite item to make with berries, especially blueberries. These are enticing, great post!

  20. Those crumb muffins look really delicious and loaded with freshness and seasonal flavours!

  21. Lemon goes so well with blueberries. Great muffin for spring!

  22. Could a muffin get any better? They look wonderful Georgia!

  23. these look so bright, sunny, and delicious! yum!

  24. Lemon and blueberry is one of my most favorite flavor combos…my mouth is watering just looking at these!! So good! Come by when you get a chance…I’m having a contest that I really hope you’ll enter, Georgia!!

  25. These are beautiful! I’ve made lemon blueberry muffins before (the flavor combination is perfect!) but never with a crumb topping. That’s a great idea, thanks!

  26. My favorite spring combo! They would brighten up my day – so light and lovely and perfectly delicious!

  27. lemon and blueberry are the ultimate cmbo!!

  28. the best combination of flavors!! these look just great, Georgia! I love how it channels spring! the crumb topping is one of my favorites for muffins.

  29. Georgia…such a classic combination! I love lemon and blueberries together…but have yet to toss them together in a muffin! You know…this is a great snack when you are working and NOT able to take a break to get outside. A perfect burst of sunshine in every bite! They look wonderful! : )

  30. Lemon and blueberries are just the perfect combo! These muffins are perfection!

  31. Love how a walk by a local bakery inspired these wonderful looking muffins. Having these at your desk with a hot cup of coffee certainly helps to tackle all those writing projects.

  32. i love nothing more than the combination of lemon and blueberry and a cup of coffee on a rainy day. your pictures are beautiful, as usual.

  33. These look so sunny and bright! I love lemon/blueberry together.

  34. I’ve tried making blueberry muffins with lemon before – what a delicious and wonderful combination!

  35. I’ve been such on a lemon kick lately, and paring it with blueberries in a muffin looks delicious! Thanks for another great recipe to add to my arsenal ;)

  36. These look so amazing!! Great recipe :D

  37. It is hot in Phoenix again (blah!) and I find myself cooped up indoors already. I need one (okay maybe two of these muffins!) to fuel some early morning time outdoors with the pup :) They look fantastic!

  38. These muffins look amazing, and surely far better than any bakery can muster! Who took that one out of the pan? It wasn’t me. Really!
    Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

  39. I can’t wait to try this at home! I used to but blue berry muffins once a week but now I can make it on my own.


  40. Love the amount of lemons! Nice for the hot dry days!

  41. mmm..those look so good! I could eat one or 5 of them! :)) Great recipe and gorgeous photos, Georgia!

  42. Lemon and blueberries are one of my favorite combinations, they are so refreshing and full of flavor. Add a moist and fluffy muffin and I am all for it

  43. I love lemon and blueberries together. These muffins look amazing!

  44. So glad you enjoyed these muffins, Sandie! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing this with me. Congraulations on your top 9 spot with Foodbuzz recently too!

  45. Georgia, these muffins are so good, I have made them three times in the last four days for different people (all of them loved them). I added lemon rind to the recipe also. Then used the basic muffin recipe (minus blueberries and lemon) and added bananas and walnuts for banana walnut muffins, which were excellent also! I even made it to the Top 9 on Foodbuzz with them! I subscribe to your page so I don’t miss any posts! Thanks for such great recipes!

  46. since the weather got warmer we spend quite a lot of time outside. feel more energetic and happy!
    now if only I had a couple of these muffins with us … they sound so good!

  47. oooo these look so yummy, hope I can make them tonight :)

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