These Blueberries Crumble Muffins are light, soft, fluffy, loaded with juicy blueberry goodness, and crowned with a sweet crunchy crumble topping. No need to visit the bakery when you can just make these at home!
These Blueberry Crumble Muffins will be a new family favorite! They are a big, beautiful muffin that rises over the top of the muffin cups. The inside is properly loaded with lots of blueberries, held together with a thick muffin batter that bakes up light, soft, tender, and fluffy with a wonderful hint of citrus taste from lemon zest, and finished off with a sweet and crunchy crumble topping.
Plus, they are easy to makeup and every ingredient is a pantry staple, which means that as long as you have blueberries on hand, you can whip up these Blueberry Crumble Muffins anytime! Once you try these, you will never need another blueberry muffin recipe!
Fresh vs Frozen Blueberries
I prefer to make blueberry muffins with fresh blueberries, but this recipe also works well with frozen blueberries. Add frozen blueberries to the batter straight out of the freezer. You don’t need to thaw them first because defrosting them will make them bleed and cause blueish-green welts throughout the batter and muffins.
How to Keep Blueberries From Sinking to The Bottom
Compared to the batter, blueberries are dense and heavy. This means that they commonly sink down into the batter, especially if your muffin batter is thin. And nobody wants to have the fruit at the bottom of their muffin.
Many recipes recommend dusting the berries in flour and others do not. There was very little difference between the two. Another and far more effective method I have tested, to prevent sunken berries is to put blueberries at the top of the muffin. To do so, spoon some plain batter into the muffin trays. Then, fold the blueberries into the remaining muffin batter. Spoon this on top of the plain batter. With this method, you will not have any more soggy bottoms on your muffins.
My Secret For The Best Blueberry Muffins
- Use all butter. For richer and tastier vanilla-based muffins.
- Cream the butter. This method adds pockets of air that aerate the batter. This air puffs up the muffins as they bake, giving them a lighter and fluffier texture.
- Don’t overmix. This applies to the batter and the crumble. Overmixing the batter will cause the muffins to lose some of their tenderness. Meanwhile, overmixing the crumble will leave you with a dough-light mixture rather than the crumbly topping you are aiming for.
- Add some blueberries on top. For the best visual blueberry muffins.
- Avoid soggy bottoms. Once you remove the muffins from the oven, let them sit in their pan for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack. However, remove them after five minutes otherwise you risk them going soggy as they cool in the pan.
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