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Lemon-Streusel Blueberry Muffins

My family and friends really enjoy fresh muffins. My berry-packed muffin flavor combo of almond extract and cardamon is just divine. And to top it off, the sweet lemon-cinnamon scented streusel is heavenly.—Shirley Riley, Water Valley, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts; beat well. Beat in milk. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in blueberries.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, lemon zest and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake 23-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 262 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • lisa59
    Aug 17, 2020

    Does anyone know what year this recipe was in Taste of Home cookbook?

  • JMartinelli13
    Aug 16, 2020

    Omitted the almond extract due to allergies, used more vanilla. Reserved 1/4 of flour mixture to toss with berries to keep them from sinking. These were delicious, thumbs up all around!

  • demandy
    May 28, 2018

    Delicious! A thicker dough/batter than I expected but bakery-quality.

  • ehadlington
    Jan 3, 2016

    Always a success. These are so moist and delicious.

  • cbenne12
    Jul 18, 2015

    Absolutely delicious! I didn't have any ground cardamom, but they tasted great without it.

  • ElisaBeth1982
    Apr 20, 2014

    What a wonderful recipe! We made these Easter morning and enjoyed them with fresh fruit and yogurt. So delicious!! Highly recommend.