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Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

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A sweet topping with a bit of lemon zest adds extra yum to easy to make blueberry muffins.

Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping on Cooling Rack
Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping on Cooling Rack
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Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Encharted Cook | Jan Nunes
A sweet topping with a bit of lemon zest adds extra yum to blueberry muffins.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 12
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  • 1/4 Cup Safflower Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 3 Teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • 2 Cups Sifted Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Cup Blueberries, Divided (3/4 Cup for Batter, ~1/4 Cup Reserved for Top of Muffins)

Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • ¼ Cup Cold Butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • If using a medium sized muffin pan without liners, grease the bottoms of each cup.

Streusel Topping:

  • In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, granulated white sugar, flour, and lemon zest with a fork. Cut in butter until mixture looks like medium grain rice. Set aside for later.


  • In a medium sized bowl beat together oil, sugar, egg, milk, and lemon zest with a fork.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Reserve one tablespoon of flour mixture.
  • In a separate small bowl combine 3/4 cup blueberries with the reserved 1 tablespoon of flour mixture. Set aside dredged blueberries.
  • Add the flour mixture all at once into the wet ingredients. Using a rubber spatula gently fold the flour into the wet ingredients but mix only until batter is barely mixed. Streaks and clumps of flour/dough should still be visible.
  • Gently fold dredged blueberries into batter.
  • Fill baking cups ½ full. Top the center of each muffin with reserved blueberries and follow with streusel topping. Bake in oven 20 to 25 minutes

Recipe Notes

•  All ingredients should be at room temperature. Since the batter will continue to be mixed when the blueberries are added, it is important not to overmix the batter before their addition.
•  Lemon pairs deliciously with blueberries. But, if you do not have a lemon on hand to zest, you can omit the lemon zest from the batter and substitute 1 tablespoon of cinnamon for the lemon zest in the streusel topping.
•  Some bakers add ½ teaspoon of vanilla to the batter for extra richness of flavor.
•  When adding blueberries to the top of the muffins, be sure to add them away from the edges of the baking cups. Blueberries near the edge of the pan or liner may burst and make it more difficult to remove the muffins from the pan and liners.
•  Muffins are best eaten day of bake. But can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days. Gently warming muffins will bring out the flavor, if serving them in the days after the bake.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.3mg
All nutritional information on this site is an estimate. Your results may vary.
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