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Lemon Muffins

These easy lemon muffins are oh-so-moist and full of bright, citrusy flavor. They’re perfect for breakfast or any time of day!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast muffins, lemon, lemon dessert, lemon muffins
Servings: 19 muffins
Calories: 126kcal


  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For additional lemon flavor add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk sugar, olive oil and eggs with an electric handheld mixer until smooth. Stir in milk, lemon juice.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients. Mix on low until everything combines. Stir in lemon zest.
  • Pour the batter into muffin tins (lined with muffin liners first).
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few breadcrumbs.
  • Let the muffins cool before moving to the next step.
  • Make the glaze by combining all the ingredients. Drizzle over the muffins with a spoon or a fork and let set. Garnish with lemon zest of 1-2 lemons (optional).


Lemon muffins can be stored at room temperature up to 5 days if wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or food container. They freeze well for months.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg