Having a crunchy topping, these blueberry muffins dotted with juicy berries are deliciously moist and so simple to make! They are perfect for breakfast, a coffee-time treat or as an after-school snack. Tastes heavenly and are even better than the ones from the bakery. These really are the best blueberry muffins!
prep time: 20 min
cook time: 30 min
total time: 50 min
For the Lemon-Sugar Topping
100g (⅓ cup / 2⅓ ounces) sugar
2 tsp zest lemon, finely grated
For the Muffins
2 cups (10 ounce) fresh blueberries
235g (1⅛ cups / 8 ounces) sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
340g (2½ cups /12½ ounces) all-purpose flour
2½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1½ tsp zest from 1 lemon, finely grated
1 Tbsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
113g (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk (see note below)
1½ tsp vanilla extract
MAKE THE TOPPING
1. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and lemon zest until combined. Set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (375°F). Line a muffin pan with paper cases. Set aside.
MAKE THE MUFFINS
3. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup blueberries, 1 teaspoon sugar and ½ teaspoon of lemon zest to simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until berries have broken down and mixture is thickened and reduced to volume (¼ cup), about 4-5 minutes. Set aside and cool to room temperature, 10 minutes.
4. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk sugar and eggs together until thick and homogeneous. Gradually, whisk in butter and oil until combined. Add lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, then stir in the vanilla extract. Whisk in buttermilk and vanilla until combined. Using rubber spatula, gradually fold egg mixture into flour mixture. Mix until just moistened.
6. In a separate bowl, toss blueberries with 2 teaspoons flour. Fold the berries into the batter. Don't over-mix the ingredients!
7. Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups; they will be very full.
8. Spoon 1 teaspoon of cooked berry mixture into center of each mound of batter. Using a skewer, gently swirl berry filling into batter. Sprinkle lemon sugar evenly on top of the muffins
9. Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin to free it from the pan if necessary (the blueberries can stick), then transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely
NOTE If buttermilk is unavailable, substitute ¾ cup low-fat yogurt thinned with ¼ cup milk.
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