Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Food: Fresh Blueberry Streusel Topped Muffins

Normally I'm not a muffin person. I don't usually eat muffins, therefore I don't ever make them. I have nothing against muffins, I'd just rather eat a donut ;) Well, one of my sweet friends brought me one yesterday morning that she had made - fresh blueberry streusel topped muffins. They were out of this world. So, fresh blueberries were purchased and these delicious muffins were made yesterday afternoon. And there are only about 6 (out of 12) left ;).
Fresh Blueberry Streusel Topped Muffins (adapted from Joy the Baker)
7 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Topping:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar

4 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-muffin pan with paper liners.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stirring continuously, melt and cook butter until little brown bits appear. Butter will quickly begin to brown- once it does, remove from heat

In a medium bowl, whisk milk, egg, yolk and vanilla until combined. Add the brown butter and stir to combine.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the milk and butter mixture and stir gently to combine. Gently but thoroughly fold in the blueberries. The batter will be really thick.

Divide the batter among muffin cups - I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Batter will not really be pourable, so I had to scoop it out from the measuring cup each time.

To make the topping: Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until crumbly (this took several minutes). Sprinkle evenly over each muffin.

Bake until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes then remove from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in airtight container (if there are any left ;)).

* Recipe adapted from the fabulous blog Joy the Baker.


  1. Mmmm! I love crumbly toppings like this so my mouth is watering! ~Val

  2. yum! those look scrumptious!

  3. I love your blog for lots of reasons but my #1 is the recipes. I made your peach cobbler last night and it. was. amazing. I'll be making these soon too. Thanks friend!

  4. Mmm, gotta love streusel. I think it's one of the best things ever. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every weekend (it'll be up tonight) and I'd love it if you'd stop by and link up your muffins.

  5. These are so yummy! I made a batch today =)