With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

The recipe I made was the Streusel topped version and was full of locally grown berries.
Blueberry Struesel Muffins 
From Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten
Makes 20 muffins
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (2 half-pints)
FOR THE STREUSEL TOPPING
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line muffin tins with paper liners.

Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and blend with your hands.  In an separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, lemon zest, and eggs.  Stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture with at fork, mixing just until blended.  Fold the blueberries into the batter.  Don’t over mix!  With a standard (2 1/4 inch) ice cream scoop or large spoon, scoop the batter into the prepared cups, filling them almost full.

For the topping, place all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse until the butter is in very small pieces.  Pour into a bowl and rub with your fingers until crumbly.  Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the streusel on top of each muffin.

Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

Linking to
Muffin Monday @Talking Dollars and Cents
Foodie Friday @ Designs by Gollum!

17 comments:

Mildred said...

And to think that I had toast for breakfast! These look delicious.

Linda Stubbs said...

How fun, our daughter made Blueberry Muffins last night at our house. We will try your recipe next time. Your pictures are lovely. Looks like we can taste them!
Blessings, Linda

crochet lady said...

I love blueberries, been having them on my cereal for the last few days, but muffins sure would be an nice treat and those look so tasty.

Julie Harward said...

Yummm...I just love these..and I love them from a box too..always good! :D

sewingseeds4U said...

I have got to stop reading blogs before breakfast...all I want is something sweet! Looks yummy. Patty

Deb said...

I'm making these this weekend even if it is hot. Thanks for the recipe.

ajcabuang04 said...

These look yummy!! I love blueberry muffins and I love how you placed a topping on it. I always love that!!
Would you mind checking out my blog? :D http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

I am now very hungry for blueberry muffins. Those look delicious. I've always loved streusel topping too

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Those look too good for my own good ;) I've never made them with the topping. Thank you for the recipe. Beautiful photos!

Dishesdone said...

Looks fantastic, upside down, sideways, any which way, I wish I had one of those!

Linda C said...

mmmm... I just enjoyed some fresh blueberries with dinner earlier:) But I love blueberry muffins, too!

Yours look delicious!

Hugs,
Linda

Julie said...

I love the photos! Blueberry muffins are my favorite.

Kristen said...

Look at all those yummy blueberries! Those are one of my all time favorite kinds of muffins. I have that cookbook....I am going to have to get it out and make some!

ButterYum said...

I love Ina's recipe. I haven't had one fail yet - they are always delish!

:)
ButterYum

Joyce said...

I adore Ina. I have not tried this recipe. If you look at my blog I made her tri berry muffins and also her fruit crisps in June. My muffins did not puff as much as when my daughter made hers so I think it all depends upon ones oven. Needless to say when I bake Ina there is never a crumb left in our kitchen:-)
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Made these the other day! First muffin that I have succeeded to make in eons!!!

Tia said...

those look really moist and tasty!

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