Best Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

If you’ve tried my Pumpkin Crumb Cake Muffins or bakery style Chocolate Chip Muffins, you know I’m serious about muffin recipes. Muffins are my favorite because they’re easy to make, delicious to eat, and the flavors are endless– just like scones! Everyone appreciates a fresh batch of muffins and, best of all, muffins double as breakfast and snack.

But when it comes to muffin varieties, blueberry muffins with streusel topping hold the crown. Nothing compares to the classic blueberry muffin and today I’m showing you exactly how to prepare them.

These muffins are easy to make: Simply mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, then combine them. Since the baking powder, which lightens the muffins, is activated by moisture, get the batter into the oven immediately. For soft edges, use liners; for crisp edges, use a well-greased, unlined pan. You can easily replace the blueberries with other kinds of fresh fruit, such as raspberries or peaches (chopped into small pieces). In the off-season I used IQF (individually quick-frozen) fruit; there’s no need to thaw.

How to Freeze Blueberry Muffins
Freeze the muffins for up to 3 months. Cool completely, then place each in a freezer-friendly zipped-top bag or container. When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator or out on the counter. To warm up, microwave on high for about 20 seconds or bake at 300°F (149°C) for 6-10 minutes.

If blueberry muffins are your favorite, you have to try these cake-like blueberry muffin cookies and super easy blueberry muffin bread.

“OMG, is that impossible” I thought to myself! Until a year ago, you could not imagine my kitchen without the smell of muffins. Since my cupcakes mania began with the blog Cupcakes Garden, every time when I got something out my cupcakes pan, the result was always cupcakes, not muffins!

“Hmm, maybe I could try chocolate frosting” I thought to myself one time. Another time it would be a variation with strawberries and white frosting and so on and so on. Little by little my (at one time adored) muffins became the past.

“It’s not fair” I thought to myself a few days ago and decided to make an apology to my dear old muffins. In the time when I made them often, on my repertoire were usually beautiful chocolate muffins, but since my blog is full of chocolate desserts, I decided to play around a little with some other flavors.

What do you say about Blueberry Muffins for breakfast tomorrow? I proposed to my husband.

“Hmmm a really good idea. You haven’t made them for years. I could really use a change in my menu” concluded Darko, who always made quick sandwiches while being in a hurry about something for work.

Ingredients
For Blueberry Muffins:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs ( or 3 small)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 cups blueberries-fresh or frozen(thawed)-divided( 1 cup goes in the batter and 1 1/3 cup for topping)
  • 1–2 tablespoon flour

For Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter-melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees and line standard muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  2. To make the crumb topping in a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and cinnamon, add melted butter and stir with a fork until crumbly and set aside.
  3. To make the muffins in a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and granulated sugar until combined. Whisk in yogurt, oil, and vanilla extract (mixture should be pale and yellow)
  5. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together by hand.
  6. In a small bowl sprinkle 1 cup blueberries with 1-2 tablespoon flour and toss them until all blueberries are coated with thin layer of flour and then fold them really gently in the batter.
  7. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling about 2/3 of each cup. Cover the batter with the remaining blueberries and then cover the blueberries generously with streusel topping.
  8. Place them in the oven and reduce the heat at 375F , bake about 18-20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan then remove muffins and cool on a wire rack.