Cinnamon-Cumble Blueberry Muffins

"This is a recently adopted recipe of mine. My DS loves blueberry muffins so I had to adopt these for him. I reduced the amount of topping as well as amount of butter in the batter. These remind me of bakery style muffins."
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  • To make the crumble topping, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
  • Add the butter pieces and cut into the sugar mixture with a pastry blender until the topping is crumbly; set aside.
  • To make the blueberry muffins, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Generously butter or grease six 8-ounce jumbo muffin cups.
  • If using fresh blueberries, rinse and thoroughly dry the berries.
  • In a small bowl, toss the fresh or frozen berries with the 1 tablespoon flour.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; make a well in the center.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 cup of the buttermilk until combined.
  • Whisk in the vanilla and melted butter.
  • Pour the buttermilk mixture into the well.
  • Begin stirring the liquids, gradually drawing the dry ingredients into the well until they are almost, but not quite, combined.
  • If mixture is to thick, add the additional 1/4 cup of buttermilk and gently mix.
  • Add the blueberries and fold in just to distribute evenly taking care not to overmix.
  • Evenly divide the crumble topping among the muffins, sprinkling it on top.
  • Bake the muffins for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then carefully turn out onto the rack.
  • Serve warm, or cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

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  1. Carole D.
    This is the first recipe I have tried from this site and the muffins came out delicious.. Thank You .
  2. Emerogork
    1 cup fresh blueberries (unthawed) or 1 cup frozen blueberries (unthawed) Huh? How does one "unthaw" fresh blueberries? Also, when is the muffin mix added to the cups? (:
  3. Libbie A.
    Made these this morning and they came out great, moist and fluffy. My husband loved them. I loved them too but I found the flavor of the muffin a bit flat. Do they need a bit more sugar? A bit more salt? Something was off although I did follow the recipe faithfully.
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  4. kims2cute
    I followed the recipe less a little topping and made 12 standard muffins instead of 8 large. Also, for buttermilk, I used the homemade yogurt. Reduced baking time to approx 22 min and sprayed the muffin pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Released beautifully. Used the smaller frozen wild blueberries. Muffins are a little chewy (I might have over mixed), but absolutely delicious (I don't like overly sweet deserts).
  5. lauralie41
    Wonderful blueberry muffins! I did use unthawed frozen blueberries and a tad more cinnamon (love cinnamon). Always have a winner with your recipes Paula. Made and reviewed for the 2014 Culinary Quest - Family Picks.


  1. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Great muffins Paula, really the only change I made was I used almond extract in place of vanilla. These muffins baked out just beautiful! thanks Paula!...Kitten:)


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