Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins

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5 from 6 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

These Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins are melt in your mouth amazing! The muffins are all that you want out of a bakery style treat but made easily at home.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins on a plate.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins are the easiest and most delicious breakfast baked goodness there is. We are always looking for easy to fix breakfast and these are it! The fresh blueberries inside are completely mouthwatering.

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What We Love About This Blueberry Muffins with Crumble Recipe

If you are wondering just what the trick is to making these easy blueberry muffins just like your favorite bakery then you are in luck. It is the BIG tops. The bigger the better because, after all it is the best part. To make this happen fill your muffin tins to the top. Also another trick to bakery style blueberry muffins all comes with texture. Don’t over mix the flour to keep things light and airy.

  • 30 Minutes: The Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins take 10 to make and 20 to bake.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge for these blueberry muffins with streusel topping.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone will loves these tasty crumble topping for blueberry muffins.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: You can snack on these for days.
Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins on a cooling rack.

Ingredient Notes for Muffin Recipes

Muffins:

  • All-purpose flour: No cake flour necessary.
  • Butter, melted and cooled
  • Buttermilk: Store bought or make your own.
  • Lemon zest: This fresh ingredient really enhances the muffin
  • Fresh Blueberries: Frozen berries are fine but always use fresh when you can.

Streusel Topping:

Equipment Needed for Crumb Topped Blueberry Muffins

How to Make Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins Recipe

These are the basic steps for making crumble top blueberry muffins. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information.

Making the muffins in the muffin tins.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 425 degrees f and then grease a 12 cup muffin pan with Crisco vegetable oil, including the top of the pan. If using paper liners you can skip greasing the muffin cups, but still grease the top of the pan.

STEP 2: CRUMB TOPPING

Next, prepare the streusel topping in a small bowl; mix together the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon and then stir in the melted butter and set aside.

STEP 3: MUFFIN BATTER

Then in a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; Set aside and next, in a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter and white sugar. Add eggs to the sugar mixture, one at a time and then add the buttermilk, lemon zest and vanilla and whisk until fully combined and then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula and stir until just combined. Be careful to not overmix the batter – it will be lumpy. Gently fold in the blueberries.

Cooling muffins on a wire rack.

STEP 4: BAKE

Finally, divide the batter evenly into 12 muffins, making sure to completely fill the cups to the top. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel topping. Bake for 5 minutes at 425.Lastly. reduce oven to 375 and bake for an additional 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

These muffins can be put in the freezer. So they can be made whenever you have time.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the muffins in an airtight container in a single layer on top of some paper towels. Store at room temperature on the counter, do not put into the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in an airtight bag or container for up to six months. Thawing them out as you need them.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Wrap and microwave for thirty seconds. Also, see check out these methods.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use a gluten free flour and also you can use low calorie or sugar replacements to make these muffins healthier.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE WITH FROZEN BERRIES?

Of course, replace the cups blueberries with frozen if that is the best available.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, these muffins have simple ingredients therefore you can make as many or as few as you like. Make a batch or make several.

HOW DO I MAKE BUTTERMILK FOR THESE MUFFINS FROM SCRATCH?

Truly it is easy, for every 1 cup of milk, stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar. When it is curdled it is ready to use.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins on a plate.

Expert Tips for Making This Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Walnuts or pecans add a nice flavor and crunch to these blueberry muffins.
  • Variation tip: Use orange zest in place of lemon, simply use the orange peel and not the white pith. Kids love the orange flavor.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Reheat the muffins in the air fryer or toaster oven finish with a little cold butter,
  • Spice: Feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg for a fall flavor.
  • Chips: Milk, dark or white chocolate chips are all fabulous in this recipe.
  • Alternate ingredient: Feel free to add another berry like raspberries to the mix.

What to Serve with Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins

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5 from 6 votes

Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These Blueberry Streusel Muffins are melt in your mouth amazing! Crispy topping, moist cake with loads of blueberries all in your own personal muffin.
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Ingredients

Muffins:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Grease a 12 cup muffin pan with Crisco, including the top of the pan. If using paper liners you can skip greasing the muffin cups, but still grease the top of the pan.
  • Prepare the streusel topping in a small bowl; mix together the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  • Stir in the melted butter and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs to the sugar mixture, one at a time.
  • Add the buttermilk, lemon zest and vanilla and whisk until fully combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula and stir until just combined. Be careful to not over-mix the batter – it will be lumpy.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Divide the batter evenly into 12 muffins, making sure to completely fill the cups to the top.
  • Top each muffin with streusel topping.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 425.
  • Reduce oven to 375 and bake for an additional 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: Walnuts or pecans add a nice flavor and crunch to these blueberry muffins.
  • Variation tip: Use orange zest in place of lemon, simply use the orange peel and not the white pith. Kids love the orange flavor.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Reheat the muffins in the air fryer or toaster oven finish with a little cold butter,
  • Spice: Feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg for a fall flavor.
  • Chips: Milk, dark or white chocolate chips are all fabulous in this recipe.
  • Alternate ingredient: Feel free to add another berry like raspberries to the mix

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, easy recipe, muffins

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4 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins”

  1. 5 stars
    Our new go-to lunch box essential!! My kids absolutely love these muffins. They especially like the crunchy top. Thank you so much for sharing.

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