Blueberry Streusel Muffins Recipe
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Blueberry Streusel Muffins Recipe

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What a joy to set out a basket of these moist blueberry muffins topped with a super streusel on the brunch buffet. People rave when they taste them for the first time. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Nutritional Facts

252 calories: 1 each, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in blueberries.
  2. Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Originally published as Blueberry Streusel Muffins in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p31

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kat chuz
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"wasted my fresh blueberries on this awful recipe. Got an F in my book. The few people that loved them as is must have been relatives."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"Where do I add the cup of milk? Batter is so thick, you can't fold blueberries in. Won't use this recipe again."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

"This recipe was completely off. This does not have enough sugar in the muffin itself, the cook temp seemed off, and the streusel was disappointing. These are not good muffins at all."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"Temp of 375 WAY too high. These burnt on the bottom after 23 minutes. I agree with others that more sugar is needed for the basic recipe. Also I would try brown sugar on top. The recipe made 1.5 dozen. TOH, why do you not test and edit these recipes? So disappointed."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"Definitely needs more sugar in the batter. Very bland"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"These muffins are great! But if you eat the top and the streusel and then the stump then the stump would be bland, but the streusel makes the muffin."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"This recipe was delicious. Almost a cup of sugar in this recipe is plenty for 12 muffins. The strudel topping was crisp, mildly spiced and delicious. I made them, following the recipe exactly, using paper baking cups. Batter was easy to mix, with minimal ingredients. My blueberries were big and sweet and the muffins turned out wonderfully. I can't believe people said they were awful or not enough sugar!

Maybe their blueberries were inferior (bland) or they are used to commercial products which use enormous amounts of sugar. I'm not sure, but these were perfect. I've also made them dairy free, substituting in Almond milk and Earth Balance. Outstanding. Keep up the good work Mary Anne!"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"rather dry & not real flavorful"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"I love blueberry muffins but these are awful! First of all, 1/3 cup sugar for the batter is not enough. I normally out less sugar in recipes than what is called for but 1/3 cup is ridiculous. For the topping, I believe you only need 4 tablespoons butter. I have never written a review in my life, but I could not let anyone make these muffins in hopes that they are edible. I cannot even give this recipe one star. If you like eating flour and butter, this recipe is for you!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"This is an excellent recipe. I am not a big muffin-maker, so I followed the directions exactly until the end, when I greased a 9-inch square pan and turned it into a coffeecake. I followed the directions for the topping and baked it for 40 minutes at the recommended temperature, and it came out perfect. All three of my kids liked it, which is saying a lot!"

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