Blueberry Muffins

This is my favorite go-to blueberry muffin recipe. It’s an easy recipe that produces muffins bursting with blueberries and topped with plenty of streusel.

close-up photo of a blueberry muffin

With blueberries in season, it is the perfect time to make these muffins. Though really, they are great to make year-round. The batter comes together in just a few minutes and tastes so much better than store-bought muffins. The muffins are moist and fluffy from all the blueberries. They are finished with a crunchy sugary streusel topping. I just love muffins with streusel topping.

close-up photo of a blueberry muffin in a muffin pan

Baking with Fresh vs Frozen Blueberries

I used fresh blueberries for this recipe, but you can also substitute frozen blueberries. Frozen blueberries are especially nice to use when blueberries aren’t in season. They are frozen at their peak ripeness so they are sweet. Out of season blueberries are often too tart.  Depending on where you live, blueberries are usually in season during July and August.

Streusel Topping

Streusel is a crumbly topping made with sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon. The key is to use cold butter that’s cubed. You can use a fork or your hands to cut the butter into the flour and sugar until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is evenly distributed. Sprinkle the streusel over the top of the muffin batter and the muffins come out of the oven with a sweet and crunchy topping.

photo of blueberry muffins

I could eat these blueberry muffins all day long. This was the first recipe I ever tried and even though I’ve tried many other recipes over the years, this one is still my favorite. If you want to try a twist on these muffins you might like my Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins, too.

Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
These muffins are easy to make and the extra step to make the sweet streusel topping is worth the effort!

Ingredients:

Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. To make the muffin batter, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  3. To make the streusel topping, Mix together the sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking. (I mixed with fork and then mixed with my hands, pressing the mixture together and then rubbing it between my fingers to make it crumbly). Sprinkle the streusel over the top of the muffin batter.

  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Notes:

Recipe source: All Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 107mg5%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Net Carbs 38g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

photo of one blueberry muffin

More Blueberry Muffin Recipes

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Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins  | Part muffin part coffee cake these blueberry coffee cake muffins pair perfectly with a cup of coffee.

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