Truly the Best Blueberry Muffins Ever

Jul 9, 2010 by

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Don’t you just want to eat your monitor when you see that blueberry muffin?  That is the best blueberry muffin you have ever seen, and it tastes even better.  Do yourself a favor and go get yourself some fresh blueberries right now.  You will want to make these as soon as you can.

These are the best blueberry muffins in the world.  I made too many of these and planned on giving away several to neighbors, but instead I just ate them all.  Thats how good they are!

Lets begin…

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Ingredients:

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

Muffin Batter

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 8 tbsp. (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pint of blueberries that have been rinsed, drained, and picked over

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Grab a bowl and start adding the crumb topping ingredients.  Add 1 Cup of flour.

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add 1/2 cup light brown sugar.

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add 1/2 tsp. baking powder

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add 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

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add 6 tbsp. unsalted butter

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mix it up with a fork until it looks all beautiful and crumbly like this.  Don’t eat this.  Even though it looks and smells so good.

Ok, set that aside and lets make the muffin batter

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In another bowl mix the muffin ingredients.  Add 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

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add 2 tsp. baking powder

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add 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. salt

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Stir all those ingredients together.  Now grab your mixer and get ready for the next step.

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add 3/4 cup sugar into the mixer bowl

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add 1/2 cup light brown sugar

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Add 2 eggs

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add 8 tbsp. (1 stick) softened unsalted butter

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finally add 1/2 cup milk and set up the  electric mixer with the paddle attachment.

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Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute, or until well mixed and a little lightened in color.

This is also a good time to get the oven started.  Set rack to the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees.

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slow down the mixer speed to low and add in the flour mixture.

What?  You don’t have an autographed picture of Michael Muhney on your fridge?!?  Go watch Veronica Mars right now.  You will love it.

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Rinse and clean off the blueberries.  Separate them into 3 parts of 45%, 45% and 10%.  Add in the first 45% the blueberries and mix with the mixer for just a minute so some of them break up and you get that great blue juice.  Fold in the second 45% of the blueberries so that they are well mixed in.  Keep the extra 10% off to the side for now.

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Grab your muffin tray.  We just got this really cool one at the Crate and Barrel outlet.

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Spray the tray or put in your muffin liners and start filing them up

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looking good!!!

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Add that last 10% of blueberries to the tops of the batter

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Now grab that awesome crumb mixture that you forced yourself not to eat and start spooning it out over the muffins.

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This is messy and fun

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Ok, now throw them on the middle rack of the oven and bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.

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Here are my helper dogs Keaton and Monty.  They decided to play together at my feet in the kitchen.  Well actually the little one decided to play on top of the big dog and the big dog had no choice in the matter.

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When its done the topping should be all golden brown and amazing like this

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Oh yummy

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Seriously, I ate so many of these.

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But how could I not?  They turned out so great!

Take advantage of summer and go out and get yourself some fresh blueberries and enjoy them.

And in case you are wondering where I get all my recipes from.  Many are old family recipes, and many are varriations of recipes I find online.  I like to use Google image search to find good recipes.  Its got to look good if its going to taste good.

This recipe was a slight variation from one that caught my eye on Gather and Nest which is a very cute blog with a lot of great stuff on it.

Ben…

Go out and bake something beautiful and send me a picture

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  • Jim S.

    My wife made this last weekend exactly as your recipe described. They were AWESOME. Thanks Ben!

  • Anna

    Had some blueberries in the fridge and i just happened to run into this post..and decided to try this recipe out. The only thing i added was a bit more milk cause i thought the batter was just a bit to doughy (might be from all the conversion from cups to grams n`all that) but they turned out amazing. I brought some in to work today and my colleagues kept asking “do we have more? please tell us there's more” :D so in one word AWESOME thank u so much :P

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    awesome!!

    glad you and everyone else liked them so much.

  • Tivaphorn Chaovuthima

    Thanks for your great muffins.My family in Chiang Mai ,Thailand love them so much.

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    That's awesome!! I love Chang Mai. It is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. Next time I am there I will visit and we will eat delicious blueberry muffins together.

  • Sherly

    Hi Ben! Im Sherly from Melbourne, Australia. Tried your blueberry muffins recipe and I LOVE IT! My Fiance finished up most of them. Thank you.

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    That is so great to hear! They are so tasty. Glad you and your fiancé liked them

  • http://twitter.com/brettvahkal Brett Vahkal

    At this moment while typing I’m eating fresh out of the oven muffins and I’ve got to say: BEST I’VE EVER HAD!!! Fenomenal recipe and muffins, thank you!!

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Aaaahhhh. So nice to hear that. I was craving these yesterday as I walked by some boxes of blueberry muffins and wanted “the real thing”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533161341 Dawn Martin

    I cannot wait to make these.  Maybe next weekend =D 

  • Jenny S.

    she made them and brought them to work and i can honestly say these are truly the best blueberry muffins i ever had.

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    that is THE NICEST thing anyone has ever said!!!

    thank you so much Jenny.  Dawn you rock!  I wished I worked with you again so I could eat them

    I just removed some trees from my backyard for room to plant some blueberry bushes.  So hopefully I’ll be making these again soon with my own blueberries.

  • Suhaila

    Was looking for a muffin recipe and having read so many comments about how wonderful this one is I am going to try it out now. Will let you know they turn out. By the way this is the first time I am making muffins! Suhaila.

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Awesome! Have fun, enjoy these amazing muffins, and let me know how they turn out.
    Everyone who eats one will want you to make them again.

  • Suhaila

    Ben the muffins turned out ‘out of this world’ as one of the tasters said. Everyone truely loved them and could not believe that it was my very first attempt at muffins making. I have just put another batch in the oven twenty minutes ago. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Thank you!!!! So glad everyone enjoyed them

  • Debbie

    WOW Ben, itseems hat you have many true fans.  I am going to have a go at these muffins but I wonder, do you have a printable version of the recipe? I’m in Western Australia and I’m truly happy to have found you. Debbie

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Thank you so much! I hope I have a few people that like what I’m doing. At this time I do not have printable versions of my recipe. Sorry. I will see if I can come up with something for that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OWUMXEUG3D6O5D2PKCVBL7JCM4 Carolanda

    Hey Ben, I was wondering if I could post a link to this recipe or your blog to a group that I have created on FB? Mosty food information sharing and recipes, etc…Let me know – thanks.  This way more folks could take a peek at your yummy foodie stuff! Thanks Carolyn

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OWUMXEUG3D6O5D2PKCVBL7JCM4 Carolanda

    You can reach me on FB also…I subscribe to you there.

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Yes please!! Post and share and give it to anyone and everyone who might want it. Thank you!

  • Lorrainerabadi

    Super yummy!! My boys 2 and 4 looooved them! Thank you for bringing some good ol genuine smiles to my little ones. 

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Ah that makes me so happy! I’m so glad they liked them. Thank you!!!