Blueberry Muffins - Hot out of the oven, bursting with flavor, with a buttery sugar topping and light crumb.
This is a tried and true family favorite recipe for Blueberry Muffins!
When my family makes a request for muffins, this is the one and only recipe they are talking about. This versatile recipe begins with a basic sweet muffin batter to which blueberries or any other fresh or frozen berry can be added. When I make a batch, I make some with blueberries, some with raspberries, and some plain. Everyone gets their favorite! I think everyone in our house agrees that the best part of the muffin is the sugary muffin top.
This is the same muffin recipe that my mom used to make for me growing up. (Thanks Mom!) So, I took a guess at its origins and realized she had slightly adapted the key Muffin Recipe found in her 1950's Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book! I love that old cookbook!
The first step is to sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together until the batter is smooth.
Next, add the berries and fill the muffin cups.
Helpful tip: Use an ice cream scooper to fill the greased muffin cups with the batter. Each muffin cup should be about ¾ full of batter.
Once the muffin tins are filled, its time to add the topping! The topping is the key to these muffins... and is not made in the typical pastry cutter, cold butter sort of way. Its basically, ¼ cup of flour, ¾ cup sugar, and a half stick of butter. Not your typical proportions, I know. But by shifting the proportions of sugar to flour, and setting 3 small cubes of butter on the top, we get a slightly crispy, sugary crust on the muffin top that is considered the best part of the muffin around here. If I change it up at all, my family notices!
And when they come out of the oven, they are irresistible, so watch out!
These blueberry muffins are light, moist and delicious and require very little effort for such great taste. For me, one of the most rewarding parts of making these muffins is when my family comes wandering into the kitchen saying, "Yes! You made muffins!" Muffins and joy are great way to start the day.
I hope you'll try them and let me know what you think!