Calamansi Crumb Muffins

Calamansi flavored muffins with crumb topping and citrusy, sweet glaze – soft, moist and so delicious!

You may think that I am insane if I tell you that am not a huge fan of baked goods that are citrusy. Well, I love my Mom’s orange chiffon cake – ahhh so good! That’s another story – never made it still. Anywaaaaay, as I was saying – I am not a huge fan of baked goods that are citrusy (except anything orange – orange cake, orange brownies… you name it). I was given few lemon-flavored treats before and I liked them, but I never reached the point of wanting to make them. But these Calamansi Muffins from Lalaine really got me curious.

I had a good quantity of calamansi and I wanted to make something out of it aside from cutting in half and squeeze the juice in my mouth with salt.

Back to Lalaine’s Calamansi Muffins, they sound really good. I imagined my Mom’s orange chiffon cake, but in muffin form. Huh? Crazy imagination. Also, the crumb topping really did a good job in convincing me so I gave the recipe a shot.

And I made the right decision. The muffins were beyond perfection – the sweetness and the calamansi flavor is just in the right balance. The muffins itself is delicious, but who wouldn’t want a crumb topping and a citrusy sugar glaze?? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think it is a good idea to skip them.

I added calamansi zest to the sugar glaze as I really want the calamansi flavor to stand out in every bite! And don’t you just love that color in the glaze?

The muffins came out really soft and I loved the brown edges. I was a little disappointed at first when I found out I didn’t have muffin liners. In the end, I was thankful. 😀

You really have to try this one. Hmm, in case you don’t find calamansi, you can use lemon. I just don’t know if you can use the same quantity of calamansi.

I am taking these with me at Fiesta Friday # 200. No co-hosts for this week, so we will come back on Tuesday to vote for our favorite recipes. 😀 Thanks to our lovely Angie for hosting! Happy Fiesta Friday, people!

Calamansi Crumb Muffins

Ingredients:

For the crumb topping:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

For the muffins:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or any light-tasting oil
  • 1 tbsp calamansi zest
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed calamansi juice
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the calamansi glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed calamansi juice
  • 1 tsp calamansi zest (optional)
  • Pinch of salt, to balance the sweetness

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Generously grease 1 or 2 muffin pan. Set aside. (Alternatively, you can use muffin liners.)

For the crumb topping:

  1. In a bowl, add all ingredients for the crumb topping. Mix using your clean hands or fork until it crumbly.

For the muffins:

  1. In a bowl, add eggs and beat until frothy.
  2. Add sugar and oil, and beat again until creamy.
  3. Add calamansi zest, calamansi juice and yogurt. Mix just until combined.
  4. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt. Lightly mix the dry with the wet ingredients until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Fill the greased muffin pan until 3/4 full. Add crumb topping on top of each muffin.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the calamansi glaze:

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the glaze and mix.
  2. Drizzle over muffins.

Source recipe: Calamansi Muffins by Kawaling Pinoy

Note: I made 14 muffins.

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16 thoughts on “Calamansi Crumb Muffins

  1. I had no idea what calamansi was, so had to come have a look. I’m still not entirely sure, but at least I now know they are some sort of citrus 🙂 Your muffins look delicious. #CookBlogShare

  2. I would love to have the recipe for the orange chiffon cake. My grandmother used to make this. Haven’t had any for years.

    On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:20 AM, thenotsocreativecook wrote:

    > Jhuls posted: “Calamansi flavored muffins with crumb topping and citrusy, > sweet glaze – soft, moist and so delicious! You may think that I am insane > if I tell you that am not a huge fan of baked goods that are citrusy. Well, > I love my Mom’s orange chiffon cake – ahhh s” >

    1. Sorry, but I also don’t have the recipe. I cannot find the written recipe my Mom used to have. I am still thinking/searching recipes I could use and incorporate orange in it. Will share it for sure when I make one.😉 Thanks for your comment.😊

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