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Best Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

The best bakery style blueberry muffins you'll ever make! These incredible blueberry muffins with crumb topping are moist, perfectly sweet and bursting with juicy blueberries. You'll never need another blueberry muffin recipe!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bakery style blueberry muffins, best blueberry muffins, blueberry muffins, blueberry muffins with crumb topping
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 288 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • For the wet ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup milk (any milk should work here)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the mix in:
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries*
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners.
  2. Brown your butter: add ½ cup butter to a large saucepan and place over medium heat. The butter will begin to crackle, and then eventually foam. Make sure you whisk constantly during this process. After a couple of minutes, the butter will begin to brown and turn a nice golden amber color on the bottom of the saucepan. Continue to whisk and remove from heat as soon as the butter begins to brown and give off a nutty aroma. Immediately transfer the butter to a medium bowl to prevent burning, making sure you scrap all the brown butter bits fro the bottom of the pan. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes or until cool enough to touch.

  3. While the brown butter cools, make the topping: in a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add in the melted butter and stir together with a fork until it begins to form into crumbles and resembles pea-sized clumps. You may need to use your hands/fingers to form into nice crumbles. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to use.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a separate large bowl, beat together the brown butter and sugar. Slowly add in eggs, one at a time. (It’s very important your eggs are at room temperature here, so be sure to run them under warm water for 1-2 minutes until no longer cold.) Next add in your milk, vanilla, and almond extract, mixing until the wet ingredients are smooth and well combined. Slowly add in dry ingredients, mixing with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not overmix.

  6. Add blueberries and 2 tablespoons of flour to a medium bowl and stir to coat the blueberries with flour. This is so the blueberries do not fall to the bottom of the muffins when baking. Gently fold blueberries into the muffin batter.

  7. Divide batter evenly between the prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle the topping on top. Bake for 23-28 minutes or until the tester comes out of the middle clean. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before removing. Makes 12 muffins.

Recipe Notes

If you use frozen berries, the batter may seize up a bit and seem cold, but don't worry -- they will still bake up beautifully.

To make gluten free: I recommend using my gluten free blueberry muffin recipe. Or you can try subbing a 1:1 GF all purpose flour. Please know I have not tested any subs.

Nutrition Facts
Best Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.3g17%
Saturated Fat 6.7g42%
Carbohydrates 45.8g15%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 23.6g26%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.