Calamansi Muffins

Bakery-style Calamansi Muffins with a tangy citrus glaze are super moist, tender, and bursting with calamansi flavor! They’re perfect for breakfast and brunch or as an on-the-go snack.

Calamansi Muffins

I’ve been on a quest for the perfect calamansi muffin recipe since forever, and I am thrilled to say I finally found it!

I tried and tested a handful of recipes in my search, but I was mostly disappointed with the results. They were either too dry and crumbly or too dense and heavy. What they all shared in common, though, was that they were missing that punch of citrus flavor I was looking for.

Dismayed by my unsuccessful attempts, I was just about to give up the hunt when I chanced upon a lemon crumb muffin recipe on Pinterest. The photo looked so amazing, and the thought of the tart glaze dribbling down my chin had me so excited, I wasted no time gathering all the ingredients!

What if, I thought, I made the recipe into calamansi crumb muffins by replacing the lemon juice with calamansi? And folks, it worked like a charm! The muffins delivered all the taste and texture I was looking for and more.

They are soft and moist inside, while the crumb topping provides a light crunch on the outside. They are fabulous as is, but the generous drizzling of the citrus glaze brings them over the top.

The recipe can be easily doubled, which I suggest you do. You’d want a huge batch of these calamansi muffins on hand all the time.

They’re great for breakfast or brunch, as well as an on-the-go snack. Adults and kids alike won’t be able to get enough!

Baking Tips

I don’t have access to calamondin all the time so I like to stock up on calamansi puree to use on drinks, marinades, and baked goods. Fresh is better, of course, but this bottled juice concentrate makes a great alternative when the fruit is not available.
Use a spoon or spatula to incorporate the flour. Do not overmix the batter; it should be slightly lumpy.
You can substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream if unavailable.

How to store

Calamansi muffins keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days and are perfectly freezable for up to 1 month.
If storing the muffins in the freezer, skip the glaze and drizzle when ready to serve. Store them in an airtight container or wrap individually in plastic film.

Calamansi Muffins

Calamansi Muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as on-the-go snack. Super moist, tender, and drizzled with a tangy citrus glaze, they’re sure to be a favorite!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

For the Crumb Topping

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
For the Muffins
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon calamansi zest
2 tablespoons fresh calamansi juice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
For the Calamansi Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh calamansi juice

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