White Chocolate Chip Lemon Muffins with Macadamia Nut Streusel

I love trying new recipes with lemons!  They are tart, fresh and packed with intense citrus flavor!
These homemade muffins are not only wonderful for any spring menu, but they are the perfect breakfast treat any day of the week!
White Chocolate Chip Lemon Muffins

This post is a housewarming for our friend Ashton from Something Swanky .  She and her family just moved into a new home and naturally we’re helping her settle in with food!  And lots of it!  Since I love all things lemon, especially sweets like cookies and monkey bread, I figured I’d show up with lemon muffins!  She’ll be needing a good breakfast for all the unpacking!

We moved into our current home six months ago.  I’m still recovering.  It was sort of a nightmare.    I won’t go into detail, but basically we moved into our home on a Friday night but all our belongings (except for some shirts and our TV) stayed on the moving truck until the following Monday.  That means for an entire weekend we had no underwear (this required an emergency trip to Target), no extra clothes, no beds, towels, shoes, etc.  There was a lot of crying that weekend.  When I did get my belongings, specifically my kitchen stuff, the first thing I did was to make donuts.  Do you blame me?  I needed comfort food!   My husband and I vowed that the next time we move, it will be to the old folks home.

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Muffins

Our saving grace during that short period of sparse living, was how my sister swooped in like the Calvary to lift us up from our new dwelling despair!  She came in armed with an air mattress, table and chairs, towels, donuts, fruit bagels and juice.  By the way we dug into that bounty, you  would have thought we had been living in the wilderness for weeks!  Once we had full, happy belly’s, our situation didn’t really seem that bad.  It just felt like an adventure.  We figured someday we’d look back and laugh at the whole weekend.  I’m here to report, that after six months, that day hasn’t come!  Perhaps in another six months we will finally be able to give a chuckle.

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Muffins

But, thankfully Ashton and her family have had a successful move.  I wish them years of happiness in their new home!  May they fill it everlasting loving memories!


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White Chocolate Chip Lemon Muffins with Macadamia Nut Struesel
For the Muffins
  • 1 cup butter, melted, slightly cooled
  • 6 oz plain Greek yogurt, such as Chobani
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • Juice and zest from two lemons
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
For the stuesel
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
For the glaze
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line two muffin tins with liners, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and Greek yogurt. Add in beaten eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. Carefully stir in flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate chips. Using a cookie scoop, fill muffin tins with a generous scoop of batter.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts and melted butter. Sprinkle streusel over muffins. You may want to double the streusel! Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool in pan for 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Once the muffins have cooled, prepare glaze. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. Adjust according to your taste and desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled muffins.
  5. Makes 24 muffins.

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43 Responses

  1. We moved in August, and it was also a nightmare! These muffins sound like a dream however! My neighbor brought over fresh garlic from his garden…nice, but not muffins 😉

    • Ha, garlic is just not the same is it? But yes, it was a nice thought.

  2. These look amazing! Love lemon, love white chocolate, love macadamia nuts… I’m in heaven!

    New bloglovin follower, found you via Roxana at Roxana’s Home Baking… and so glad I did!

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    • Thank you so much for the follow Jennifer! And of course thanks for the compliment on the muffins!

  3. These muffins would be great to have in the morning with a big cup of coffee getting ready to face the day, may it be unpacking or not.
    Thanks for sharing Tanya and thank you for being part of this virtual party

  4. What a wonderful flavor combinations! Thanks for sharing at the party!

  5. I love the sound of these muffins! Sometimes my in-laws have Sunday family brunches and these would be perfect to bring. Pinning this one!

    • I should have brunch more often! I love muffins, but don’t make them enough!

  6. Oh you girls are just so sweet!! Thank you so much for being a part of this! And these muffins look SO GOOD. We’ve been eating freezer food for about 3 weeks, and I am SO ready for some REAL food! These muffins are definitely happening :) You are too sweet! Thank you!

    • You deserve it Ashton! Welcome to your new home!

  7. Aww…thats so awfully sweet how you are all hosting a virtual housewarming party. These cupcakes would be more than welcome at any in-person party I go to. Yummy!

    • Thank you Regina! I wish all these treats were in person!

  8. Macadamia nut struesel? Are you joking right now? Because I don’t like my emotions to be played with like this .. I am IN LOVE! These are easily the most badass muffins my eyeballs have ever seen, ever.

    • I never imagined these muffins would be called badass! That made my day Hayley!

  9. I love citrus in baked goods! And the macadamia streusel sounds so good!

  10. The fear of moving again is what will keep me here “for the duration.” I just don’t wish to go through that ever again! These muffins, though, are really something, Tanya. A streusel-topped muffin is a thing of beauty, in my book. That you made it with macadamia nuts is a fantastic idea. These muffins may not make a move any easier but they sure would make that first evening & following morning in the new home a whole lot better.

    • I think I’m here for the duration as well! Thank you John for all your compliments. If ever you find yourself moving, I will bring muffins!

  11. These are such lovely little muffins! I adore the macadamia nut struesel. Yum!!

    • Lemon is one of my favorites! Thanks Meg!

  12. Ha, my husband said the same thing. Although, since he’s 16 years older than me, it’ll be true for him. 😉

    LOVE these muffins!

    • Hahaha, thats funny Dorothy! And thank you!

  13. What gorgeous muffins! LOVE the flavor combination you have going on here…lemon is just one of my fave things ever. Perfect for spring, with a cup of coffee, or for a housewarming. :-)

    • Thank you Ashley! I thought they’d be perfect for spring!

  14. Oooooh, these muffins would be dreamy to wake up to!

    • They actually were pretty dreamy, I must confess!

  15. These are awesome looking Tanya! The lemon, the nuts, the glaze…I love it all!!!

  16. Food always seems to cheer me up! The macadamia streusel on these sounds fantastic. Those are my all-time favorite nut. I love them so much that I can’t really keep them in the house :)

    • I”ve been known to put away quite a few macadamia nuts too! Thanks Loretta!

  17. These are just wonderful Tanya!
    I really like the combination of white chocolate and lemon

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    • Thank you Winnie! I love lemon and white chocolate too!

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