BLUEBERRY STREUSEL MUFFINS


Ingredients:

For the blueberry swirl:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (about 1 pint)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the muffins:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/8 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted & cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 stick salted butter-melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a standard muffin tin with vegetable oil spray (or line with paper liners and spray).
  2. For the blueberry swirl:
  3. ![i]**If you want to use whole blueberries in your muffin batter instead of a blueberry swirl, omit this step, toss whole blueberries with 1 additional Tablespoon of flour, and fold blueberries in after preparing batter.[/i]
  4. Bring blueberries and 1 teaspoon of the sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, mashing the berries with a spoon several times and stirring frequently, until the berries have broken down and the mixture is thickened about 6 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and cool to room temperature, 10-15 minutes.
  5. For the muffins:
  6. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1-1/8 cups sugar and eggs until thick and well combined, about 45 seconds. Slowly whisk in the butter and oil until combined. Nest, whisk in the milk and vanilla until combined.
  8. Using a rubber spatula, fold the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened. The batter will be very lumpy with a few spots of dry flour; do not overmix. (If using whole blueberries, fold in now.)
  9. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter and top with a teaspoon or so of the cooked berry mixture. Use a toothpick to swirl. Divide the remaining batter between muffin cups. The batter should completely fill the cups and mound slightly. Divide the remaining cooked berry mixture between muffin cups. Use a toothpick to swirl.
  10. Make the streusel topping:
  11. To make the crumb topping in a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and cinnamon, add melted butter and stir with a fork until crumbly. Spoon streusel over muffins.
  12. Bake until the muffin tops are golden and just firm, 17-18 minutes, rotating the muffin tin halfway through. Cool the muffins in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and cool 5 more minutes before serving. 


Recipe source: layersofhappiness

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