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My bakery-style Blueberry Muffins come topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel that takes their flavor over the top. Skip the coffee shop version; these homemade Blueberry Muffins can be yours in just 45 minutes.

Blueberry muffins on a cooling rack.

Confession: I have an addiction to my coffee shop’s drive-through. It’s convenient, quick, and a java and pastry are the ultimate pick-me-up when my energy is crashing right around 3 p.m.

But that habit is starting to do a number on my budget, so I decided to recreate some of my favorite bakery case goodies at home. (And I may or may not have a fancy espresso machine hanging out in my online shopping cart. Decisions, decisions!)

I already shared my secrets for bakery-style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Coffee Cake Muffins, and just-like-Starbucks Lemon Yogurt Cake. Now, I’ve taken to the test kitchen to perfect a classic Blueberry Muffin recipe.

They can be fresh from the oven just 45 minutes from now, so I have even fewer reasons to swing by the coffee shop.

With all the money I’ll be saving, I think that espresso machine is sounding like a pretty reasonable and worthy investment, don’t you think?

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for blueberry muffins.

At a Glance: Here is a quick snapshot of what ingredients are in this recipe.
Please see the recipe card below for specific quantities.

Ingredient notes

  • Blueberries: Stock up on 1 pint of fresh blueberries, then wash, drain, and pick them over. That means remove any straggler stems and toss any wrinkly or damaged berries. You can also use thawed frozen blueberries, wild or regular. (For additional fruit options, see “Recipe FAQs” below.)

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, sift together 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Dry ingredients for blueberry muffins next to a muffin tin.
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until smooth. Add the ½ cup melted butter, milk, and vanilla, and whisk until combined. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until combined. (Dough will be lumpy.) Fold in blueberries.
Blueberry muffin batter in a clear bowl.
  1. To prepare the streusel topping, in a medium bowl combine ¼ cup flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, cinnamon, and ⅛ teaspoon salt.
Streusel topping ingredients in a small glass bowl next to a pastry cutter.
  1. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until topping is crumbly and coarse.
Streusel topping in a small white bowl.
  1. Fill prepared muffin cups with batter. Top each muffin with streusel topping, about 1 tablespoon each.
Blueberry muffins in a tin before being baked.
  1. Bake until muffin centers bounce back when lightly pressed, about 18 to 22 minutes. Cool muffins on a rack for several minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely and store in an airtight container, up to 4 days.
Blueberry muffins on a cooling rack.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: My Blueberry Muffin recipe creates 12 regular-sized muffins.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Freezer: Transfer Blueberry Muffins to an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, thaw the muffins at room temperature overnight, then reheat thawed muffins at 300 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until warm.
  • Ease up on the stirring: Don’t overmix; doing so results in less tender muffins. Your batter should be a little lumpy as you add it to the muffin pan.
Blueberry muffins in a bowl on a counter next to a cup of espresso.

Recipe FAQs

Could I try this muffin recipe with a different kind of fruit?

Definitely. Cherries, raspberries, chopped peaches, chopped nectarines, or chopped apples would all taste incredible incorporated into this muffin batter. Let your creativity take the lead, just stick with 2 cups of your favorite fresh or frozen fruit and cut it to about the same size of blueberries.

Why does the butter temperature matter?

You’ll notice that I call for melted butter for the muffin batter and cold butter for the streusel. This isn’t just to keep you guessing, I promise! The melted butter mixes seamlessly into the batter, while the cold butter is essential to create that craveable crumbly texture for the muffin topping. Try not to over work (and overheat) the streusel so it stays coarsely-textured.

Can I make these in a different size of muffin pan?

You sure can. Mini muffin tin, jumbo muffin tin; do you! You’ll want to adjust the cooking time to avoid over- or undercooking.

How can I add even more flavor to Blueberry Muffins?

Add 1 tablespoon lemon zest to batter, if desired.

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Blueberry muffins on a cooling rack.

Blueberry Muffins

My bakery-style Blueberry Muffins come topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel that takes their flavor over the top. Skip the coffee shop version; these homemade Blueberry Muffins can be yours in just 45 minutes.
Author: Meggan Hill
4.95 from 97 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 muffins
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 290

Ingredients 

For the blueberry muffins:

For the streusel topping:

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, sift together 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until smooth. Add the ½ cup melted butter, milk, and vanilla, and whisk until combined. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until combined. (Dough will be lumpy.) Fold in blueberries.
  • To prepare the streusel topping, in a medium bowl combine ¼ cup flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, cinnamon, and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until topping is crumbly and coarse.
  • Fill prepared muffin cups with batter. Top each muffin with streusel topping, about 1 tablespoon each. Bake until muffin centers bounce back when lightly pressed, about 18 to 22 minutes. Cool muffins on a rack for several minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely and store in an airtight container, up to 4 days.

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Notes

  1. Blueberries: Stock up on 1 pint of fresh blueberries, then wash, drain, and pick them over. That means remove any straggler stems and toss any wrinkly or damaged berries. You can also use thawed frozen blueberries, wild or regular. (For additional fruit options, see “Recipe FAQs”.)
  2. Yield: My Blueberry Muffin recipe creates 12 regular-sized muffins.
  3. Storage: Store leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  4. Freezer: Transfer Blueberry Muffins to an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, thaw the muffins at room temperature overnight, then reheat thawed muffins at 300 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 292mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 372IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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  1. These are the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever tasted or made. They look gourmet like they’ve come from a bakery.5 stars

  2. These are ridiculously good. Made them for a work party and everyone loved them. Doubled the recipe and still came out great. Batter is pretty thick but that made scooping them into the muffin cups a lot more easy.5 stars

  3. I was looking for a muffin recipe to make for our church on Sunday and I thank goodness, I found your recipe. These muffins are amazing. I used (thawed)frozen blueberries and the texture was still amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be making these for years to come.5 stars

  4. These were perfect, bakery shop worthy muffins! I added some diced pecans to the streusel but otherwise baked them according to the directions. Loved them.5 stars

    1. Thank you so much for the comment, Pat! Glad you loved them! I’m going to try adding pecans as well, thank you for the suggestion! – Meggan

  5. To be honest, the recipe was amazing. However, the format on this site is a nightmare to navigate! I had to look all over to find the recipe then the instructions super annoying.3 stars

    1. Hi Cfree, I’m sorry you didn’t have a nice experience on the site. There is a button on the top of the page that will take you directly to the recipe labeled “Jump to Recipe”. Hope this helps for next time. Take care! – Meggan

  6. Hubby words” Don’t loose this recipe. I just mixed everything in one bowl. (I bad) I also added probably 1/4-1/3 more milk. Probably because I did not measure flour by the scope and pour . He has already eaten 2.5 stars

  7. This recipe is amazing! Even substituting the eggs for a banana works well. I will definitely be making this again and saving it as my go-to muffin recipe!5 stars

    1. Hi Sandy, sounds like you had some wonderfully fresh and potent lemons to work with! Hope you’re able to adjust it to your liking next time! Take care! – Meggan

  8. These were fantastic! The only changes I made were I cut the butter in half and substituted a quarter cup of yogurt. Then for the topping, I sprinkled them just simply with some turbinado sugar. My family absolutely loved these and said they were the best muffins I’ve ever made. Your recipe is a keeper! Thank you so much!5 stars

    1. Hi Valdez, yes! You’ll just have to adjust the cooking time, so keep an eye on them. Take care! – Meggan

  9. Went to a cute coffee shop and my son was devouring the blueberry muffin. I came home thinking I should make some. This recipe is perfect, fresh and delicious just like a fresh bakery. My sons enjoyed the muffins and wanted to eat them at every meal until they were gone. Even my husband (who’s not a muffin fan!) even praised them! Thank you! Well done!5 stars

  10. These were very simple to make and tasted amazing!! I added a dash of cinnamon to the crumble mixture, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly.5 stars

  11. These were the ABSOLUTE BEST and fun for kids to make and help with. BEST tasting muffins EVER!!5 stars

  12. Made these this morning and they turned our great! I doubled the recipe and got 28 muffins. The batter seemed VERY thick when I added the wet to the dry mix, so I added a little extra milk when folding in the frozen blueberries. I also had to bake mine for about ~35 min.

  13. These are exceptional muffins! Absolutely my favorite recipe for blueberry muffins. My husband said they are the best I’ve ever made. He’s not wrong!5 stars

  14. Wow- these are delicious! So moist and fresh tasting with the abundance of blueberries. The only thing I did different was to use half of the topping, making them less sweet and just right for me. Great recipe!5 stars

    1. Hi Peggy, I would estimate about 1 hour. I haven’t tried this specific recipe as a loaf, so I recommend keeping an eye on it as it bakes. – Meggan

  15. Easy to make and so very yummy! Muffins turned out perfect – they look and taste great! This one’s a keeper!5 stars