Elegant Buttermilk Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins

"These muffins are very, very rich. Almost like a cake, you can only eat one, but wish you could have another. The cinnamon/sugar topping makes these muffins a beautiful presentation. Any muffin lover will appreciate these chewy and heavenly treats. (From "In The Sweet Kitchen" cookbook)"
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Ready In:
12 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease or line 12 muffin cups.
  • Combine cinnamon and sugar for the topping in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then beat in the vanilla.
  • Into a separate bowl, sift both flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add the flour mixture the to batter in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk in two additions, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups to about 1/2 full.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes until the tops are golden brown and spring back when lightly touched, and wooden skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto wrack.
  • Dip the crowns of each muffin first into the cooled melted butter, then into the sugar-cinnamon mixture, then cool right-side up on a wire wrack.

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  1. Good blueberry muffins!! They aren't dense like a rich cake but they are like eating a snack cake with the buttery sugar topping on them! I got 24 regular size muffins with this batter and I baked mine for 20 minutes. I tried dipping a few in regular sugar and some in turbinado sugar. Both were pretty and tasted great on the muffins! These really had a special flavor with all the spices in the mix, loved them, thanks!
  2. A very tasty and rich muffin. They are softer than the regular muffin and not grainy so they do not stand up well until cooled.


Hi! My name is Elaine. I am still currently in school, but one of my favorite hobbies, along with dancing, is to cook. Ever since I was really young, my mom and I would make everything together, especially cookies, cakes, and all other sweets. My dad always cooked dinners, and has passed down many good tips and wonderful recipes. I work whenever I can as a hostess at a nearby restaurant.
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