Most awesomest blueberry muffins!

Sometimes cold, gray days bring out the baker in me.  We stash away blueberries picked in the summer in our freezer, so I decided I would make some blueberry muffins.  I’m not a fan of the recipe in my stand-by basic cookbook, so I went on an internet hunt for a blueberry muffin recipe with pizzazz. And this is what I found:

BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS:

Blueberry Muffin Recipe Ingredients

• 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

• ¾ cup granulated sugar

• ½ teaspoon salt

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1/3 cup vegetable oil

• 1 egg

• 1/3 cup milk**

• 1 cup fresh blueberries

Blueberry Muffin Recipe Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.

3. Add the vegetable oil, egg and milk to a small bowl and whisk together.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until blended.  **I added an additional 1/4 cup milk and 1 cup of applesauce to get the muffin batter a more fluid consistency.  These measurements are approximates.

5. Stir in the blueberries.

6. Spray a 12 compartment muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

7. Fill each muffin compartment approximately 2/3 of the way full.

8. Top with the streusel topping.

Streusel Topping Recipe Ingredients

• 1/3 cup brown sugar

• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1 tablespoon butter

Streusel Topping Recipe Directions

1. In a small bowl sift together the sugar, flour and cinnamon.

2. Add the butter to the bowl and work into the dry ingredients using a pastry knife, or two butter knives, until it has the appearance of coarse bread crumbs.

3. Evenly distribute the streusel topping onto each muffin – using approximately 2 teaspoons of crumb topping per muffin.

4. Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

5. Remove the pan from the oven, and let cool slightly on a wire rack.

Read more at Suite101: Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping: A Sweet Treat with a Cinnamon Enhanced Streusel Topping http://spices.suite101.com/article.cfm/blueberry_muffins_recipe#ixzz0fHiP1ERf

This recipe is just as simple as the above mentioned stand-by, just has a few more steps/ingredients, but, man, is the finished product a gazillion times better.  Another added bonus of this recipe I had all the ingredients already in the fridge or pantry.  This is usually the sticking point for me and new recipes; ingredients I don’t stock.

I am a visual person, especially when it comes to food, so here is a picture of the finished product.  If I have photographically documented my experience successfully, then you will begin to salivate and run to the oven to commence preheating. 🙂 Enjoy!

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffin

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