• ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 2 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners.


  • Step 2

    Stir sugar, flour, and oats together in a small bowl until combined. Work butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles damp sand. Set the topping aside while you prepare the muffin batter.

  • Step 3

    Stir together applesauce, sugar, egg, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add lemon juice and sour cream and stir until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir everything together until just combined.

  • Step 4

    Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each halfway. Sprinkle the topping on each muffin until completely covered.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before serving.

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