Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Happy Saturday! It's been a busy weekend for me and it's only just the beginning. Please forgive me if it takes a little longer to reply to comments and questions over the next few days. I have my mom and sister in town and I am also preparing a shit ton of food for a little gathering. More on that later. Anyway, most of you know Dawn's blog, right? It's awesome and I can't wait for her to move back to Cali and open a bakery. (*wink*) Well I picked up a whole bunch of blueberries at the farmers market, snacked on some and then realized I have ever made a recipe with blueberries on this site before. I got many, many, many suggestions on what to make with blueberries on Twitter. So many that I was a little overwhelmed, but I settled on muffins. Of course since these are Dawn's muffins, they are kicked up with a crumb topping. The only changes I made were to add a little lemon zest and vanilla extract to the batter. These are phenomenal!! They are packed full of blueberries in every bite and the zest adds a little pop. They also smell totally amazing while baking with all that cinnamon and sugar on top. I manage to restrain myself and just have one before the vultures at work gobbled them down in seconds flat. These muffins may have to go on regular rotation while the blueberries are still good.

Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel
(Slightly adapted from Vanilla Sugar)

Makes 7 muffins

Muffin batter:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 1 small lemon
1 cup fresh blueberries

Crumb topping:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.

In a separate bowl mix vegetable oil, the egg and milk, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Combine well. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix, the batter will be thick and slightly lumpy. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups to the top.

To make the crumb topping by mixing the sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.

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daxphillips said...

These look so great. I just came across the recipe, and have been thinking about breakfast for some time. Not only do the ingredients already have my mouth watering, but the picture as well. What to do, what to do.

Marta said...

Delicious adaptation! I love streusel on anything!
Have fun with your mom and sister, it's fun to have family over!

vanillasugarblog said...

lemon zest, yes!
what are you making for Mom? is she as good a cook as you?
you know when I do move back to cali you totally have to come work there with me, you know that, right? I need your talent.

Erica said...

Dawn SHOULD open a bakery ...and sell those chocolate covered cheezits....I need to try those. Have fun with your mama and sis ;)

Unknown said...

omg, dawn will make a killing when she opens a bakery :) those muffins are very cute, with their crumb topping and all!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

That streusel makes those muffins looks so delicious. Hope you have a great Sunday!

thehobbycollector said...

I just finished making these and they were fabulous! I had some vanilla sugar that I was waiting for the right recipe to use it in and this was it. This recipe will definitely be replacing my blueberry box muffin mix! Thank you for posting.

Mary Bergfeld said...

These look fabulous and I'm guessing that the topping takes them over the edge. Your photos are gorgeous.

Lo said...

LOVE the streusel topping! I always add a bit of lemon zest to my blueberry muffins, seems to take them to a whole new level!

Maria said...

Hope you are having a good time with your company! These muffins look marvelous! I love Dawn and I vote for her opening a bakery too:)

Faith said...

These muffins are beautiful, I love the streusel topping! Have fun with your mom and sis! :)

Sharon said...

Ooh love the streusel! Both you & Dawn regularly make me hungry.

Heather said...

mmmmm. that streusel sounds delicious! i love the blueberry/lemon/cinnamon combos! one of my favorites!!

Reeni said...

These look so scrumptious! You know I'm a sucker for blueberries!

Ryan McLeod said...

Just made these delicious muffins with blueberries from the farmers market! Too much topping though! Thanks for these beauties!

Kerstin said...

They look delicious, I also love that crumb topping!

veggie belly said...

I love anything with streusel on it! my favorite is ina garten's blueberry crumb cake..her streusel recipe is just wonderful. I love the idea of muffins with streusel :)

Diana said...

Yum! These remind me of the ones my mom used to make my brothers and me for breakfast when we were growing up. Such a great smell to wake up to! The cinnamon steusel topping really takes them over the edge.

Parita said...

Delicious blueberry muffins, i would love to make these right now :)

The Food Librarian said...

I have a big box of blueberries from TJs that I need to use up! And this is calling their name. Looks fantastic.
P.S. Hope you had a great b-day!!

Eve said...

WOW! Those look amazing. My husband always asks for blueberry muffins, but every time he says they are too "healthy" tasting. I must try these!

Deborah said...

I love streusel on anything - these look amazing!

Heidi said...

I have blueberries - I wanted to make blueberry muffins - I googled it and came up with your website. Out of the thousands of blueberry muffin recipes out there, yours is the one I'm choosing. They look delightful and I'm heading to the kitchen right now to make them. Thanks for the recipe.


Chris Simon said...

Great easy recipe! I just made a double batch of these, and they are fantastic. By the way, if you double it, there's no need to double the topping - a single batch of it is plenty for twice the batter.

kellypea said...

HOW did I miss these lovely morsels? Clearly, I've had my head where the sun don't shine. :( Love streusel on any muffin!

Tracijoy0927 said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe! I just pulled six huge muffins out of the oven.

Anonymous said...

I made them!
OMG, they are so amazing!
I could eat them all day!
I made a couple of adjustments, and I also had to add more milk to get it the right consistency, but it was all worth it! Yum, yum, YUM!

Anonymous said...

They look really good. Have you tried making them with real Cinnamon.

The Cinnamon that we buy in the US is actually Cassia and not Cinnamon. Real Cinnamon is much sweeter and you can reduce on the sugar.

Arbine said...

Just wanted to say that I featured and gave you credit for this recipe on my blog.

Have an awesome day!

Anonymous said...

Try the topping with light brown sugar, even tastier