Lemon Glaze for Muffins & Bread

Silky sweetness and fresh lemon tart flavor make a deliciously simple lemon glaze for muffins, breads and your mouth (trust me, you won’t be able to resist). Plus, recipes to use your lemon glaze on!

Truly Tart & Succulently Sweet Lemon Glaze For Muffins… And Anything Else You’d Like.

The very first time I made this lemon glaze, I thought, “What else can I put this on?” Perhaps muffins… or cake, or peaches? Maybe I should just drizzle it right into my mouth. That’s how good this lemon glaze for muffins is.

But remember, you can glaze anything and everything you’d like. (Including your tongue.)

And, if you’re in the mood for more tart lemony goodness, you have to check out my 2 ingredient Lemon Sugar recipe.

 Yep, Just 2 Ingredients For The Best Lemon Glaze

Lemon glaze is one of the simplest sweet treats for adding an extra oomph to your desserts. With just 2 ingredients, you’re on your way to glazing and dazzling the heck out of your guests.

  • 1st ingredient: confectioners’ sugar
  • 2nd ingredient: fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Spooning lemon glaze onto muffins

How to Make Lemon Glaze

Think the ingredients list for lemon glaze is short and easy? Wait ‘til you see how easy it is to make.

First, simply bake and cool any baked goods you’d like to glaze.

Then, start the glaze by adding confectioners’ sugar to a small bowl.

Next, begin adding fresh lemon juice by small increments (about ½ teaspoon) into the bowl. You’ll start with just ½ teaspoon first.

Using a whisk, whisk the lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar together. It’ll be quite thick.

Now, add in another ½ teaspoon. Whisk again.

You’ll want to keep doing this fairly slowly as the confectioners’ sugar takes time to dissolve. If you add the lemon juice too quickly, the glaze will seem falsely thick—it’s actually on its way to liquefying past the point of a nice, thick glaze.

Once you’re satisfied with the texture of your lemon glaze, drizzle over your desired baked goods. Allow to firm up and enjoy!

Lemon coconut macaroons drizzled with lemon glaze for muffins

How’s About Some Blueberry Muffins With Lemon Glaze?

Here, I’ve gathered my very favorite blueberry muffins to top your homemade lemon glaze on. Check out each delicious recipe:

Lemon muffin drenched in lemon glaze and slices of lemon

Recipes That Are Great to Use Your Lemon Glaze On!

If I could, I would put this glaze on everything—anyone want a lemon glazed pumpkin? 😉 This lemon glaze is for muffins, breads and so much more.

Lemon Loaf with lemon glaze dripping down the sides

You’re Simply the Zest!

Truly. Thank you for stopping by and sharing in these sweet kitchen moments with me and your loved ones. Every time you try a Beaming Baker recipe, be sure to take a pic and share it on Instagram using @beamingbaker and #beamingbaker so we can all see your hard work. 🙂 ‘Til our next adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Lemon Glaze for Muffins & Bread

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  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: enough for 612 muffins, depending on thickness 1x


Silky sweetness and fresh lemon tart flavor make a deliciously simple lemon glaze for muffins, breads and your mouth (trust me, you won’t be able to resist). Plus, recipes to use your lemon glaze on!



Lemon Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons organic, unrefined confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Bake and cool muffins or whatever you’d like to glaze. Here are some suggestions:
  2. Cool baked goods completely, then prepare glaze.
  3. Add confectioners’ sugar to a small bowl.
  4. Starting with just ½ teaspoon, add lemon juice into bowl.
  5. Whisk until thickened and smooth. This part requires a bit of patience. As the confectioners’ sugar very slowly dissolves, the glaze will liquefy.
  6. Whisk some more until all confectioners sugar is dissolved. This will take a minute or two.
  7. If needed, add a little bit more lemon juice. Add just ¼ teaspoon or less at a time.
  8. Once smooth and liquidy, but still very thick, glaze is ready.
  9. Glaze baked goods, allow glaze to firm up a bit, then enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Category: How-To, Dessert
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: American

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