Lemon and Blueberry Muffins

These delicious Lemon and Blueberry muffins are made even more special with the addition of a fantastic streusel style crumble topping. It gives them a unique crunch and makes them even more moorish!

Landscape image of a lemon and blueberry muffin in a baby blue silicon muffin case

Lemon and Blueberry Muffins…

Aside from Chocolate chip muffins, lemon blueberry muffins must be the most popular muffin recipe I see. Flavour wise it is really easy to see why and that sweetness with the sourness is a real glorious combination.

Regular readers will know that I I don’t really do sweet here very often on Krumpli. Despite this, these blueberry muffins did not last into day two. Yes, there are only two of us, don’t judge!

In fact, there is only one other cake recipe here on Krumpli, the classic Hungarian Dobos Torte. A great cake but definitely a labour of love!

These muffins are exceptionally good warm. That oozing, busted open, almost jammy blueberry is heavenly.

Tall image of lemon and blueberry muffins with one in focus and the rest blurred

With A Little Help From My Friends!

I cannot claim credit for these wonderful lemon and blueberry muffins. You know that sweet stuff really isn’t exactly in my wheelhouse…

I just don’t eat sweet things often enough to be able to refine my skills in this area. So I have fallen back on a recipe by a wonderful cook of all things sweet and a foodie friend, Meaghan at Cook Craft love.

You can find Meaghans original recipe for these delicious Lemon and Blueberry Muffins here. You should definitely head over to her site and check out her work, I love it!

When I make dessert recipes they are very much influenced by my childhood. So, for instance, I have a Sticky Toffee pudding recipe and rice pudding recipe here already.

But this muffin recipe was great to play with and try and understand food that is outside of my usual sphere of influence.

Close up tall image of a lemon and blueberry muffin

The Drak Art Of Baking!

On occasions, my wife likes to munch on sweet things, much more often than me and I have to confess. I rarely cook them for her, not because I am lazy but because I am not very ‘gifted’ when it comes to baking.

I think it is a dark art practised by alchemists and not really the purview of a home cook…

Just kidding… I am full of admiration of those who can bake as a result I usually pick my baking recipes from talented bakers who I can trust.

These lemon and blueberry muffins definitely fall into that category and the crumble on top is, I think, really unusual.

I have never seen it before but I love it, it adds so much to a standard muffin and I loved it.

Lemon and blueberry muffins with one torn open showing the interior
Lemon & Blueberry Muffins

Lemon & Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These delicious Lemon and Blueberry muffins are made even more special with the addition of a fantastic crumble topping to give them a unique crunch.


For the Muffins:

  • 120 g Softened Butter
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 110 g Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150 g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 150 g Blueberries, Frozen are fine apparently I used fresh

For the Crumble:

  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 75 g Brown Sugar
  • 80 g Plain Flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Cream together the softened butter and sugar until a grainy paste is formed.
  3. Mix in the eggs, it is easier to do this one at a time.
  4. Now add in the Mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract and lemon juice and mix.
  5. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix together.
  6. Fold in the blueberries.
  7. Now make the crumble by mixing the flour and sugar together and then add in the melted butter, mix together to form a crumble.
  8. This should make 12 muffins so spoon the batter in to the muffin tins and sprinkle over the crumble and then bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 307 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 155mg Carbohydrates: 40g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 24g Protein: 4g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

20 thoughts on this Recipe:

  1. Oh, Brian, these have totally won me. I’m so gonna have to try those beauties- I love fruit muffs and that lemon addition… brilliant! Recipe saved and I’m sure will be devoured super soon. ??

  2. Blueberry muffins are my favorite muffin variety. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries….always a winning combination! These look delicious!

  3. I get so excited when I see baked goods popping up on your blog! These look fantastic, Brian. I just made a blueberry lemon loaf – just can’t beat the combination of those two ingredients!

    • I definitely need help with my baking and it is all thanks to Meaghan at Cook Craft Love, super recipe and that crumble on top is superb 🙂

  4. I love that you used mascarpone in these. I accidentally discovered my love for it making frosting last year and I’m definitely going to swap it for cream cheese next time I make these muffins!

    • Thanks for the inspiration, I was struggling with what cream cheese to use so went with Mascarpone, it worked really well and the taste was awesome, all your work though I just jumped on board 😀

  5. You did a great Job Brian! I so love the texture of Mascarpone, but have never tried including it in muffins . I think I might just try it out next time. It looks So delicious!!!

  6. I love blueberry muffins (can’t wait for blueberry picking season in a couple short months!). The lemon and crumble would put this recipe at the top of my list of recipes to try!

  7. Lemon and blueberries are my favourite flavour combination in the Spring! They compliment each other so well and I bet they are just perfect in these gorgeous muffins!

  8. Mmmm… I love the addition of mascarpone cheese and that crumble provides just the right amount of texture contrast.

    • Thank you, it definitely works, I had planned on sharing these with a friend who had broke her arm as a bit of a pick me up… UNfortunately they did not last long enough oopsie 🙂

  9. The lemon & blueberry combo is one of my favorites! These muffins sound absolutely delicious! That crumble sounds to die for!!!

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