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Crumb-Topped Blueberry Muffins

For years I've searched for the perfect blueberry muffins without success. Then I came up with this winning recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/3 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the eggs, milk, orange zest and extracts; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Gently fold in blueberries (batter will be stiff).
  • Fill paper-lined or greased muffin cups two-thirds full. In a another large bowl, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoonful over each muffin. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 219 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Kensmoma
    Nov 13, 2015

    Super good! I loved the addition of almond and vanilla extract. It made them taste similar to the blueberry muffins at the Costco bakery. I added an extra 1/3 c. sugar to the recipe and left off the crumb topping and it was perfect. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • gypsy2
    Apr 24, 2010

    adoppermann. ok we get it you dont like it. get over it already. i have been using this recipe for years and have had alot of success with it. I dont use as much extract as called for and I dont ad the orange peel. as I allways have I adjust recipes to my taste. thats called cooking!

  • adoppermann
    Apr 11, 2009

    Absolutly the worst recipe ever tried! The muffins were not very sweet and there was way too much extract called for. Just [email protected]!!

  • adoppermann
    Apr 11, 2009

    Absolutly the worst recipe ever tried! The muffins were not very sweet and there was way too much extract called for. Just [email protected]!!

  • adoppermann
    Apr 11, 2009

    Absolutly the worst recipe ever tried! The muffins were not very sweet and there was way too much extract called for. Just [email protected]!!

  • adoppermann
    Apr 11, 2009

    Absolutly the worst recipe ever tried! The muffins were not very sweet and there was way too much extract called for. Just [email protected]!!

  • adoppermann
    Apr 11, 2009

    Absolutly the worst recipe ever tried! The muffins were not very sweet and there was way too much extract called for. Just [email protected]!!

  • abbeymay
    Jan 15, 2009

    Yummo! Love these muffins! Easy! Perfect after 18 minutes in the oven.