Blueberry Crumble Muffins

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Fluffy, cake-like muffins with a sugar streusel topping. These Blueberry Crumble Muffins with fresh blueberries are easy to mix up and perfect for breakfast or brunch.

A close up of food, blueberry muffin

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

My kids always say they don’t like blueberries. It never fails though when I get the cravings for and make homemade blueberry muffins that somehow they disappear much faster than I could ever eat them. If these blueberry muffins are a hit with kids who don’t even like blueberries, then you can imagine how much they go over with blueberry lovers like me!

Blueberry Muffins with Fresh Blueberries

I like to make blueberry muffins with fresh blueberries. Make sure you wash and dry the berries well before adding them to the batter.

If you choose to use frozen berries, add them to the batter frozen. There’s no need to thaw the berries first!

blueberry muffins in muffin pan

Why should you not overmix muffins?

If you’ve followed our site for any length of time, you’ll remember that whenever we talk about quick breads or muffins, I always stress not to overmix the batter. Why is this? Over mixing the batter can cause tough, rubbery muffins. This is because you ruin any air bubbles and those air bubbles are what give you fluffy muffins! Over mixing also develops gluten strands which can make for a chewier muffin. Chewy can be good in certain yeast breads or cookies, but no one wants a chewy muffin.

Mix together the wet ingredients, then the dry ingredients separately. Then fold the dry into the wet and mix just until combined. If you’re folding in fruit, do so very carefully.

muffins with streusel on top

Crumble Topping

The crumble topping on these muffins is the same crumble that is on our strawberry shortcake that I love so very much. I added it to our blueberry bread that we shared a few weeks ago…and I couldn’t resist adding it to these muffins also.

There are just 3 ingredients in the crumble: ½ cup of sugar and ½ cup of flour, then 3 tablespoons of softened butter. Mix these together just until combined. It’s OK if there is a little flour not mixed in.

A close up of half of a blueberry muffin

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins

4.66 from 80 votes
Fluffy, cake-like muffins with a sugar streusel topping. These Blueberry Crumble Muffins with fresh blueberries are easy to mix up and perfect for breakfast or brunch.
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the Bread:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Crumble:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter (softened)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Fold the blueberries gently into the batter.
  • Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups.
  • Make the crumble by mixing together the flour, sugar and butter in a small bowl. Don’t overmix this. It’s ok if it is a little floury. This mixture will be crumbly. 
  • Divide the crumbs between the 12 muffins, sprinkling the crumbs on top of the batter.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, then lower the oven temperature (without opening the oven) to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 16-18 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin should come out clean. Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Notes

***The calories shown are based on the recipe making 12 muffins, with 1 serving being 1 muffin. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 310
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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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2pots2cook
4 years ago

5 stars
Thank you for useful cooking tips ; and beautiful muffins idea, of course 🙂

Val
3 years ago

5 stars
This was an easy to follow recipe. Can’t wait to taste these muffins, just got out of the oven! 😊

Suzie
3 years ago

5 stars
A co-worker made these for a breakfast potluck. They were a BIG hit!

Cindy Shoaf
3 years ago

5 stars
I just love these! Thank you for posting this recipe!! I recently had some grandchildren spend the night and I made this recipe though I did not have blueberries but had fresh cherries so I substituted and use the cherries. YUMMY! Though I think I would add some cinnamon next time I use cherries.

Michelle Williamson
3 years ago

This sounds and looks delish! Can it be made with gluten-free flour?

M
3 years ago

What kind of oil do we use ?

Kendra
3 years ago

Hi there – can I use brown sugar in the topping instead of white sugar? I’m low on white sugar.

Kelli
3 years ago

5 stars
These are my favorite blueberry muffins – yummy in the tummy!! I don’t change the recipe one bit. If you have blueberries, make these for your family!

Abbi
3 years ago

Honestly, these did not turn out well at all. I was very careful not to overmix, but they were extremely dense. But the worst thing about them was the strange metallic flavor. I think the ratio of baking powder to flour is wrong, and the baking powder should be adjusted down to approximately one teaspoon.

Isa B
2 years ago

5 stars
I divided the recipe by 4 and it turned out great

Anonymous
2 years ago

5 stars
Really surprised this doesn’t have more amazing reviews and ratings! I was looking for the homemade version of that classic Betty Crocker box blueberry muffin I grew up with and this hit all the right notes. Easy, perfection.

newwi
2 years ago

5 stars
I think I tasted a piece of heaven, these are the best muffins I have ever eaten!

Marjorie Copeland
2 years ago

Can frozen blueberries be used and if so how should I prepare them?

Suzi Reilly
2 years ago

5 stars
These are the most delicious blueberry muffins I have ever made! Maybe too good because they are addictive. I added the blueberries to the dry mix before adding it to the wet mix so I wouldn’t over mix and that worked perfectly. The blueberries didn’t sink to the bottom of the muffin since the batter was nice and thick. This will be my go to recipe from now on!

Anonymous
2 years ago

5 stars
Great recipe. It works perfectly.

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