Preparing muffins from scratch has never been easier! This recipe for homemade Blueberry Muffins is sure to make your house smell divine and give you a delicious, comforting treat.
What makes this muffin recipe really delicious is the buttery crumb topping that's flavored with lemon.
Whether you're looking for a breakfast recipe or an afternoon snack, these flavorful muffins will always hit the spot.
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Blueberries have always been one of my favorite fruits to enjoy during the summer. One of the things I've learned over the years is that you can freeze blueberries to use all year long in a variety of different recipes.
This recipe for Blueberry Muffins is one of the recipes I love to bake all year round with fresh-from-the-farm blueberries...that I froze.
You can't beat a muffin that has a crumb topping, right? If you enjoy this recipe, you might want to check out my Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe that's made in a cast iron skillet.
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Looking for more easy muffin recipes? Try my Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Muffins, Chocolate Chunk Muffins from a Cake Mix or my Pumpkin Crumb Muffins...yum!
💭How to Freeze Blueberries
- Place the blueberries on a baking tray and place the tray in the freezer for about 45 minutes or until the blueberries are frozen.
- Place the frozen blueberries in a plastic freezer bag.
- Make sure you label and date the bag.
- They're ready for you to pull out of the freezer in the coming months when you want to enjoy homemade blueberry muffins again.
💭Crumb Topping for Muffins
If you ever wonder why your crumb topping isn't crunchy, be sure to follow these easy tips:
- Make sure your butter is cold. Room temperature or melted butter will cause the topping to spread instead of staying in crunchy pieces.
- Don't over mix! You want the topping to look like coarse crumbs, so leaving those lumps is good!
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This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
Step 1 | Combine the Ingredients
- Toss the blueberries in a tablespoon of flour to keep them from sinking.
- Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
- In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, and cream cheese. Once mixed, add in the oil and vanilla.
Step 2 | Add the Blueberries
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.
- Gently fold in the blueberries.
Step 3 | Prepare the Crumb Topping
- Using a fork or a pastry blender, combine the flour, brown sugar, butter, and lemon extract.
- Mix just until you have coarse crumbs.
📌Quick Tip: Spray the paper muffin cups with non-stick baking spray before adding the batter. That way the muffin cups peel away from the baked muffins without sticking!
Step 4 | Baking Instructions
- Scoop batter into the muffin tin half way full.
- Evenly distribute the crumb topping on top of each muffin.
- Bake in a 350° F oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.
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- Change up your crumb topping flavor by adding vanilla extract instead and a pinch of cinnamon.
- Check out my other recipe for Homemade Blueberry Muffins.
- Or you might enjoy THIS recipe - Hazelnut Blueberry Muffins
- Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Reheat in the microwave 30 seconds each. To reheat in the oven, wrap the muffins in foil and bake about 10 minutes at 350° F until warmed through.
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💭How to Freeze Muffins
- Freeze in a single layer in a freezer safe bag or air tight container. You can even wrap in plastic wrap or foil first before putting them in the bag to grab them as needed.
- Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds each, or in the oven for about 10 minutes in a 350° oven wrapped in foil.
💭Top Recipe Tip
- For the crumb topping, make sure the butter is cold.
- To prevent the blueberries from sinking, toss them in a tablespoon of flour.
Over mixing will lead to dense, tough muffins. A perfectly mixed batter will yield a light, tender muffin.
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Preparing muffins from scratch has never been easier! This recipe for homemade Blueberry Muffins with a crumb topping is sure to make your house smell divine and give you a delicious, comforting treat.
For the Muffins:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cups white cane sugar
- 4 ounces (full fat) cream cheese
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cups milk
- 2 cups blueberries (dusted with flour to prevent sinking)
For the Crumb Topping:
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- ¼ cup salted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Combine crumble ingredients with a fork or pastry blender in a bowl then set aside.
- Dust the blueberries with a tablespoon of the allotted flour and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk together.
- In another bowl, add the eggs, sugar, and cream cheese. Cream together using a hand mixer until combined. Then add the oil and vanilla. Mix again.
- Add the flour mixture and milk to the sugar/egg mixture.
- Use the hand mixer to combine. Do not overmix.
- Fold in the dusted blueberries, covering completely.
- Fill each cupcake liner half way full using a cookie scoop.
- Top with equal amounts of the crumble on top of each muffin.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.
- Allow to cool on the wire rack for 5 minutes before removing and placing on the wire rack to cool completely.
- Spray the paper muffin cups with non-stick baking spray before adding the batter. That way the muffin cups peel away from the baked muffins without sticking!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2013 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!
they look great. Im just curious why they yield 18 muffins when most muffin pans are 12. Are there any tips for baking the remaining 6?
Thanks in advance
One solution is to use a second pan. Or wait until the first 12 are baked, and use that pan again after it has cooled a little. Thank you for visiting!
Ali Sohail says
hmm looks yummiee
Debra Hawkins says
Sad confession. I don't think I have ever had blueberry muffins that weren't from a box.... Yours look divine!
Chatty Crone says
Those look OUT OF THIS WORLD! I would love to make some. sandie
Lois, these look so delicious! I love your step-by-step photos, and I feel like I got a bonus- not just gorgeous muffins, but pancakes and a fruit tart, too! 🙂 I am enjoying my email subscription! 🙂
~Joy from Yesterfood
Cynthia Landrie says
Thanks for linking your recipe up to In and Out of the Kitchen. I love blueberry muffins! I will give your recipe a try, I think the strusel on the top looks really good!
Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com
Believe it or not but I've never baked with blueberry yet....
We don't have here fresh blueberries but frozen we can get.
I'd loooooooove to try your blueberry muffins - they look super delicious 🙂
Cheryl @ TFD says
I just love blueberry muffins and now after looking at these little beauties, I'm hungry! thanks for the recipe, I'll be trying it.
I agree. Nothing finer than a blueberry anything.
We all love blueberries around here! Thanks for sharing these great recipes, Lois!
Miss Debbie says
We pick and freeze them every year, too. We go to a local berry patch. Muffins is our favorite way to use them. My recipe is a little simpler, but yours sounds rich an delish!!