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Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon-Crumb Topping

June 29, 2010


Last weekend, my kids went blueberry picking at Petals from the Past while I was in Park City at EVO. When I got off the plane (at almost midnight), I came home to a refrigerator full of fresh blackberries, blueberries and Chilton County peaches. I was so excited to have the freshness of summer at my fingertips after a long day of traveling. My daughter, Leigh, and I made blueberry muffins the next day and chose to make some with Greek yogurt (I love Fage) and a cinnamon crumb topping. Needless to say, 2 days later, they are all gone.


Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 dozen muffins or 24 mini muffins
3 cups all-purpose flour
11/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 (6 ounce) container nonfat Greek yogurt
2 eggs
2/3 cup skim milk
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, softened slightly and cubed
11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease regular size (or mini) muffin cups, or you can line with muffin liners (see baking time below).

2. Combine 3 cups flour, 11/2 cup sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine oil, yogurt, eggs and milk. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring gently. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 11/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes for regular-size muffin (or 13 minutes for mini muffins), or until done.


9 Responses to “Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon-Crumb Topping”
June, 30 2010at 02:57 pm
What a great thing to come home to! Your daughter is absolutely adorable - love her freckles and these muffins would be perfect with a cup of tea.
Jon Lewis says:
June, 29 2010at 03:39 pm
We actually went peach picking at Culp fruits, but they wouldn't let us pick them because of some festival. But, we bought some, and they were incredible. Sometimes, it is surprising what fresh fruit you can get right around the corner.
June, 29 2010at 04:08 pm
Looks like a lot of fun! Wish we had a local place to pick blueberries. Super nice to meet you at the Conference. Glad you had a safe trip home. ~Jamie
June, 29 2010at 06:23 pm
Thank you for this recipe! I just bought some blueberries at our local farmer's market and was planning on making some muffins with them this week. I'm going to try this recipe instead of the one I had planned.
June, 29 2010at 08:13 pm
Jamie, it was great meeting you! Amy, these really are delish!
June, 29 2010at 08:14 pm
Thank you Jon, for all the awesome fruit!
Donna Askenazi says:
July, 06 2010at 09:33 am
Alison, We made these last night and now they are gone. Awesome recipe. Wanted to ask why you use greek yogurt in some of your baking recipes? Are you reducing oil/butter by adding it in or does it make the food more moist?
July, 06 2010at 09:38 am
Glad you liked them. I like it because it adds protein, has no fat and making the result moist without adding additional fats such as oil or butter
February, 16 2012at 12:59 pm
[...] blueberry muffins witht he blueberries I bought at the farmer’s market. I was going to try this recipe, but didn’t have the right ingredients for the topping so I’m planning on trying it [...]

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