Blueberry Muffin Tops

Total Time
1hr 18mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 18 mins

Everyone always seems to love just the muffin tops! I go back and forth between loving the tops or the whole muffin and this recipe can be used to make either. I wanted to find a recipe after I had a "muffie" at panera and found this on Epicurious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Special equipment: 2 muffin-top pans, each with 6 (4- by 1/2-inch) muffin-top cups (1/2-cup capacity)*; or regular muffin pans Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place rack in top third of oven.
  3. Generously butter muffin pans.
  4. Melt butter in a small saucepan over moderately low heat, then remove from heat.
  5. Whisk in milk, then whisk in whole egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined well.
  6. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, then add milk mixture and stir until just combined.
  7. Fold in blueberries.
  8. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups, spreading evenly.
  9. Make topping and bake muffins: Use fingertips to combine topping ingredients until crumbly.
  10. Sprinkle evenly over batter in cups.
  11. Bake until golden, about 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pans on a rack 15 minutes, then run a knife around edge of each muffin top and carefully remove from cups.
  13. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

i add in some blueberry jam left from other recipe to add a kick of spice (cinnamon and nutmeg) - it turned out wonderful. everyone in my flat loved them! but the topping is a bit too much for the mini muffins I made... so I made them into experimental mini muffins as well - ha ha :-D

Experimental Spirit January 09, 2010

These were awesome! I did not have the "special equipment" so I made regular muffins. They smelt so good I could hardly wait for them to cool! I used frozen blueberries since the fresh ones at my local grocery store had seen some better days. Turned out great!

broke student January 02, 2010

Wonderful recipe! I also made these with frozen blueberries "thawed" in the microwave. I used regular muffin cups and omitted the topping since I was feeling lazy. Tasty and easy to make!

base_form_one September 13, 2009

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