Lemon Drop Crumble Muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest or 1 tsp lemon extract
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
4 tsp lemon juice
1 package lemon flavored instant pudding mix

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed

Glaze (optional):
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice


In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.

In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. In a small bowl, whisk glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm muffins. 

Recipe adapted from: www.somethingswanky.com