What makes a great blueberry muffin? To me, it’s all about a fresh-tasting muffin, full of as many berries as the batter can possibly hold. I prefer to use a small amount of butter/oil in quick breads/muffin recipes, replacing most of it with Greek yogurt, which makes muffins lighter and moister and healthier. I also love simple recipes without complicated steps especially when we’re talking about breakfast (I do not want to spend a lot of time on making my breakfast!). These easy blueberry muffins meet all of these humble requirements!
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this recipe! These muffins will be gone very fast, trust me: you’ll be having them for breakfast and dessert, and maybe even for lunch or brunch! These blueberry muffins are as perfect as muffins can be: moist and fruity, light and fluffy, rising and puffing up perfectly as they bake!
I want to remind you not to mix the batter too long, otherwise you will end up with dense, poorly risen muffins. If there are lumps in your batter – they will work themselves out during baking. Do not overmix is one of the most important rules when making most muffin recipes!!
These muffins are already great as they are, but a moderate amount of a crunchy streusel topping makes them only better even though you can safely skip it.
To make a perfect streusel crunchy topping, mix all ingredients (2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature) with the fork until the mixture has a nice coarse texture. Add more flour if necessary. The topping should have a texture of a coarse meal, on a dry side. Then, sprinkle the topping over the muffins.
Bake for about 20 minutes and check if muffins are done right around the 20 minute mark by inserting a toothpick in the center. Let them cool completely before removing from the muffin pan. Enjoy!