Making the Best Lemon Muffins


Lemon Muffins are one of the best ways to brighten any morning, midday, afternoon, or really anytime of the day. And while they’re great all on their own, it’s always fun to try different variations when you’re in the mood. 

Before anything else, you’ve got you make sure you’re using the best Lemon Muffin Mix. Get Lehi MIlls Lemon Muffin Mix before anything else for the perfect muffins every time. 

Even if you want to stick to the basic muffin mix, some of these tips will help you bake up the best lemon muffins that just hit the spot. And for those looking to mix it up, we have just what you need if you’re looking to make some adjustments on things and make the best lemon muffins that have some extra sweetness and flavor.

Follow these tips for the best lemon muffins you can bake: 

Simple Mixing Tips

Avoid overmixing your batter

Lemon Muffin Batter
Absolutely no one wants a dense, flavorless muffin that’s not baked all the way through. Overmixing your muffin batter can cause your muffins to turn out all wrong. Be sure you’re just mixing that batter long enough for the dry mix to become moist. And yes, that means there will be some lumps in the batter. But don’t worry, it will turn out just fine. 

Let the Batter rest

While letting your batter rest is easy, it’s no fun waiting longer to take a bite of a moist muffin that’s full of flavor. But give it just 30 minutes and you’ll notice your muffins rise higher and taste better. That’s because the flour absorbs more of the moisture and you’ll notice the difference. 

Easy Baking Tips  

Fill the muffin cups higher 

If you’re looking for extra tall muffin tops, don’t skimp on filling your muffin cups. Fill those almost to the top and see the muffin rise to their greatest heights. 

Adjust the baking temperature 

If you just follow the traditional temperature on the directions, you’re going to get some great muffins. But if you want those muffins to rise a little higher and develop even more fluffiness inside, try adjusting the temperature part of the way through baking. We recommend preheating the oven to 425 degrees farenheit and bake your muffins for the first 5 minutes at this temperature. Then lower the temperature to 375 degrees fahrenheit and bake for the remaining 11-13 minutes. 
By starting at a higher temperature, your muffins will rise faster and then bake just right when you lower the temperature. 

Let the muffins rest before removing them

We know once those muffins are out of the oven you’re going to be so excited to eat them. But just give them a little time before removing them from the tin. Let them cool for 10-15 minutes and you will still get to enjoy a warm muffin but it will be more moist and fluffy so you know it will taste better. 

Delightful Muffin Variations

For a tasty way to add even more zest and sweetness to your day, try these variations with your Lehi Mills Lemon Muffin Mix. 

Include a Topping

Sprinkle Coarse Sugar on Top
Just before sliding that muffin tin into the oven, sprinkle a good amount of coarse sugar on top. This will add sweetness and a slight crunch that’s just divine. 
Add a Crumble Topping to Your Lemon Muffins 
If you’re looking for an extra little bit of crunch with added sweetness more than just sugar, you’ve got to try adding a crumble topping to your muffins. It adds the perfect texture and gives your muffins a bakery-style look that is simply amazing. 
Here’s a simple crumble recipe to try: 
• 4 tablespoons of sugar
• 4 tablespoons of flour
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons of butter
For the crumb topping, combine the sugar flour, and cinnamon.  Cut in the butter with a fork until crumbly.  Sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Drizzle with a Glaze

Lemon Muffin Glaze


Whether or not you opt for a crumble on top of your muffins, you’ve got to try making muffins with a yummy glaze. A glaze is the perfect addition to elevating your muffins and you can add all kinds of flavors. Here are a few glaze options we absolutely love:
Lemon Glaze
• 1 cup of powdered sugar
• 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk together until a smooth glaze forms. Add more lemon juice as needed for a smooth glaze. 
Strawberry Glaze:
• 1 cup of powdered sugar
• 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam
• 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 
Combine the powdered sugar, strawberry jam, and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk together until a smooth glaze forms. Add more jam as needed for a smooth glaze. 
Blueberry Glaze 
• 1 cup of powdered sugar
• 1 tablespoon of blueberry jam
• 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 
Combine the powdered sugar, blueberry jam, and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk together until a smooth glaze forms. Add more jam as needed for a smooth glaze. 
Cream Cheese Glaze
• 4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
• ½ cup powdered sugar 
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a bowl and whisk together until a smooth glaze forms. Add more milk as needed for a smooth glaze. 

Add a Filling:

Cream Cheese Filling 

• 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature) 
• 1 cup powdered sugar 
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla in a bowl with a mixer until a smooth glaze forms.


Choose your favorite jam flavor and you’ll be surprised with the tasty variety that’s out there when it comes to muffins. Scoop a small amount of muffin mix into your muffin tins. Then spoon a small amount of your favorite jam on top of the muffin mix and add remaining muffin mix to the top. Bake and enjoy. 
With any of these tips you'll be making the best lemon muffins out there. Try them and let us know how it goes. We're so excited to share our mixes with you and these variations.


We love to get creative in the kitchen and we hope you'll join us. If you decide to try our tips and recipes, we want to see it! Be sure to post a photo on your social media pages, tagging @lehimills, and using the hashtag #LehiMillsFamily or #HarvestToHome for the chance to be featured on our page as well. If you're not already following us on Instagram, Facebook or our YouTube channel, be sure to start to see all our latest recipes and ways to use your favorite Lehi Mills products.

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