Lemon Muffins Recipe

Still not sure what to serve at brunch on Mother’s Day? If you want to make Mum a special, sweet treat for breakfast, try these Lemon Muffins. One bowl is all it takes to whip up these delicate and flavorful muffins that can be made by the most novice, even youngest, baker in the house. The bright lemony tones are so cheery and perfect for Mother’s Day. Bake some up before she wakes!


serves: 12 muffins

prep time: 15 minutes

bake time: 20 minutes

total time: 35 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large lemons, juiced and zested
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin and set aside.

Step 2: Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3: In a large bowl whisk the lemon juice and zest, eggs, milk, and butter until smooth. Then, gently fold in the dry ingredients

Lemon Muffins Recipe - Step 3

Step 4: Fill each muffin cup ¾ full and bake for 20 minutes, or the tops are golden brown and spring back lightly when touched. Allow the muffins to cool slightly, and serve!

Lemon Muffins Recipe - Step 4

Want more Mother’s Day brunch ideas?

Find more scrumptious recipes from Kelsey Banfield at the naptime chef.