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Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 23 mins
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Moist, buttery Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping are topped with soft vanilla crumble for a delectable breakfast side or on-the-go snack. These homemade muffins baked with fresh blueberries are guaranteed to taste heavenly with each sweet bite!

If you're in the mood for more tasty muffins then you should try my Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins and my Easy Brown Butter Banana Nut Muffins.

blueberry crumb cake muffins on a plate

Two of my favorite indulgences are muffins and crumb cake. You get the best of both worlds with these Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping! The fluffy, cake-like consistency of these muffins will make them your favorite morning treat.

Few things make me happier than a hot, fresh batch of baked blueberry muffins. Let the aroma of vanilla and blueberries waft through your home. If you're ready to make the best blueberry muffins ever, then you've come to the right place!

a muffin cut in half with butter on it

the secret to moist blueberry muffins

Follow these tips to avoid dry muffins. It's a secret so don't tell anyone!

Adding Ingredients: Standard muffin recipes use milk. Instead opt for buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream. It improves the texture.

Baking: Overbaking or underbaking can change the consistency of your muffins. If they are taken out of the oven too soon, they can be sticky and unevenly cooked. Bake them too long, and chances are, you'll end up with dry muffins.

a blueberry crumb cake muffin with blueberries in front

do not overmix muffins?

It can be fun whipping batter but don't get carried away! Overmixing muffins crushes air bubbles and ensures your muffins will be chewy and not fluffy. Overmixing can lead to the development of gluten strands which cause muffins to be tough.

If you want light, moist muffins, mix the wet and dry ingredients just until no more flour is visible.

muffins on a cutting board with a dish clothes and blueberries

tips for preparing blueberry muffins

  • Fresh or frozen blueberries work for this recipe. Just make sure you rinse and dry the blueberries if they're fresh. Don't thaw frozen blueberries. Just add them directly to the batter.
  • Be sure to use nonstick baking spray and/or muffin liners to avoid muffins sticking to the pan.
  • In order to avoid spillage during baking, only fill muffin cups to about ¾ full.
  • Don't leave the muffins in the pan after baking. They will continue to cook and dry out. Give them just a few minutes to cool, then remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack instead.
blueberry crumb cake muffins on top of each other in a bowl

how to make blueberry muffins

This recipe is simple, quick, and easy. Not to mention, the result is an amazingly tender and sweet muffin with bursting blueberries! To make these blueberry muffins, start by mixing together the ingredients to make the streusel topping and put it in the freezer (this ensures that the streusel topping won't melt while baking in the oven).

Then simply combine all of the dry ingredients and whisk together. In a separate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients and whisk together. Combine the dry and the wet ingredients and add to the muffin pan. Sprinkle the streusel on top and bake.

Yep! It's that simple to make these blueberry muffins!

the streusel topping

The highlight of these blueberry muffins is the sweet, buttery streusel topping. With only 5-ingredients, you can whip up this topping in just a few minutes. Just prepare it before you start the muffins.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter, flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Spoon together until little crumbles form and place in the freezer. When the muffins are ready to bake, take the crumb topping out of the freezer and place it on top of the muffin batter. It's as simple as that!

blueberry crumb cake muffins on a plate with a bowl of blueberries

how to store these blueberry muffins

If you're baking a batch of muffins, chances are, you won't finish them in one sitting. The best methods for storing muffins are at room temperature or in the freezer.

if storing on the counter

This is ideal if you plan to eat the next day. Keep them at room temperature in a sealed container. Place a paper towel between muffins if layering. Muffins will keep fresh for up to three days.

If storing in the freezer

Store in the Freezer: If you want them to last longer, you can freeze the muffins. Then you can defrost them when you're ready for more. You can either let them defrost on the counter overnight or just pop one in the microwave. Muffins can last up to 3 months this way.

Avoid placing muffins in the fridge because they will dry out.

a muffin cut in half with butter in the middle

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blueberry crumb cake muffins on a cutting board with a buttered knife

Blueberry Muffins with streusel topping

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Serving: 18 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 23 mins
Calories: 264kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder  
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt 
  • ½ cup Butter, melted 
  • ¾ cup Sugar 
  • ½ cup Brown sugar 
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract 
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt 
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 3 cups Blueberries

Crumb Topping

  • 4 tbsps Butter, melted 
  • ¾ cup Flour
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Spoon together until little crumbles form and place in the freezer. 
  • Combine melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until combined. Then add eggs, Greek yogurt, and buttermilk. Continue to whisk together until smooth. 
  • Add flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. Fold with a flat spatula or spoon. Add blueberries and continue to fold together until a smooth batter forms. 
  • Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick baking spray. Place baking cups in every other cup and fill to the top with batter. Sprinkle crumb topping on top. Bake for 21-23 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    You have the best muffin recipes! This one and the chocolate chip muffin recipes are delicious!! I make so many of your recipes and I’ve loved them all!

  2. 5 stars
    These blueberry muffins were a crowd pleaser! They had everyone asking for more. They were so good that some of my friends even thought they were shop bought!

  3. 5 stars
    As much as I love blueberry muffins, I've never actually made them. Your recipe came out great and was super easy to follow. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    I was looking for a quick breakfast idea for my three-year-old and baby, my whole family has been devouring these. I love blueberry muffins, but these are NEXT level. The streusel topping really sets this apart from the norm. Will be making these again!

  5. 5 stars
    These muffins with blueberries were the perfect about of sweetest, I couldn't resist and had two with my morning tea.