Meyer Lemon Muffins

This recipe for Meyer Lemon Muffins makes a moist and fluffy lemon muffin. I fill it with mini chocolate chips and top these with a traditional crumb topping and a sweet and zesty lemon glaze!

If you love muffins, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Eggless Banana Raspberry Muffins, Coffee Cake Muffins, or my make some muffins for your pup with my Healthy Dog Muffins Recipe.

meyer lemon muffins
meyer lemon muffins

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Seasonal Treat: This is a special recipe because it uses Meyer lemons, which are only in season for part of the year! I love seasonal recipes as it makes them special and nostalgic! This recipe for Meyer Lemon Muffins uses the sweetness of Meyer lemons combined with mini chocolate chips, a crumb topping, and a sweet glaze.

Crumb Topping: You will love this recipe for Meyer Lemon Muffins because it has a crumb topping! I absolutely love crumb toppings on muffins, the extra sweetness and texture combined with a soft and fluffy muffin is just so good!

Chocolate + Lemon: I love chocolate and lemon together. The light and sweetness of the lemons combined with rich and decadent chocolate is a home run. I use mini chocolate chips in these Meyer Lemon Muffins so you get a small bit of chocolate in each bite, making it just enough!

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Ingredients for Meyer Lemon Muffins

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Frontier Co-Op Organic Lemon Flavor

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Organic Valley Cream Cheese

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Nuts.com Organic Mini Chocolate Chips

Homemade Organic Light Brown Sugar

Organic Walnuts

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Meyer Lemons

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Cupcake Pans

Mixing Bowl

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How to Make Meyer Lemon Muffins

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two muffin tins with liners.

Step 2

To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and lemon flavor and mix on low until combined and there are no chunks. Add the eggs, milk, and cream cheese and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and sea salt and whisk together. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until a smooth batter forms, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the mini chocolate chips and mix to combine completely. Fill the muffin tins full.

Step 3

To make the topping: In large bowl, add the melted butter, flour, light brown sugar, cane sugar, and chopped walnuts and mix together until a paste forms.
Using your hands, crumble the topping onto the tops of the muffins.

Step 4

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the tins. (If you're baking at high altitude make sure to check the recipe Notes for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 5

To make the glaze: In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze. Drizzle over the tops of the muffins.

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FAQ's

What are Meyer lemons?

Meyer lemons are a type of lemon. They are actually native to China and are a hybrid fruit, a cross between a citron and mandarin/pomelo.

What is the difference between Meyer lemons and regular lemons?

Meyer lemons differ in flavor, taste, and looks from traditional lemons. The flavor or Meyer lemons is much more sweet than traditional lemons, while your standard lemon is pretty tart. This is part of the reason I love Meyer lemons so much, as they provide a sweet lemon flavor.

They are smaller and more round than traditional lemons. They also differ in color, Meyer lemons tend to be darker yellow and even have a little orange tint to them, while traditional lemons are bright yellow. Their skin is also softer and smoother than traditional lemon skin that has that texture. For more info, read my article Difference Between Lemons and Meyer Lemons.

Can I use regular lemons in place of Meyer lemons?

Yes, you can always substitute one for the other – it's still a lemon so it will work the same in any recipe. But, depending on which type you use, you will have different results with the recipe as far as the flavor profile goes. Meyer lemons will be sweeter and regular lemons will have a more tart and zesty lemon flavor.

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meyer lemon muffins
meyer lemon muffins

Meyer Lemon Muffins

Mimi Council
Moist and fluffy, these Meyer Lemon Muffins combine a sweet and zesty Meyer lemon flavor with a subtle hint of chocolate with mini chocolate chips!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 12 muffins
Calories 427 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Topping

Glaze

  • 142 grams powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • zest of 1 Meyer lemon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two muffin tins with liners.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and lemon flavor and mix on low until combined and there are no chunks. Add the eggs, milk, and cream cheese and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and sea salt and whisk together. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until a smooth batter forms, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the mini chocolate chips and mix to combine completely. Fill the muffin tins full.
  • To make the topping: In large bowl, add the melted butter, flour, light brown sugar, cane sugar, and chopped walnuts and mix together until a paste forms.
  • Using your hands, crumble the topping onto the tops of the muffins.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the tins.
  • To make the glaze: In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze. Drizzle over the tops of the muffins.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

Gluten Free – Replace the flour in the batter with 212 grams (1 ⅓ cups) organic gluten free flour blend. And replace the flour in the topping with 64 grams (¼ cup plus 2 ½ tablespoons) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 257mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 507IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
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