I cannot say enough good things about these blueberry muffins, I really cannot. Really.
When I think of blueberry muffins, I think of overly spongy, overly sweet and underly blueberried behemoths. You know the ones that come from the grocery story bakery. You will eat them at your morning staff meetings, but only because you have to keep yourself busy somehow, not because you like them or are even particularly hungry. But they always leave you a little disappointed. And angry at yourself for wasting calories on something that should taste great.
These blueberry muffins are different. They aren’t any of the bad things listed. They are not overly sweet. They aren’t overly spongy, in fact, they are a little more dense, but not in a bad way. And they have actual, real blueberries and not faux blueberry chunks. The best, absolute best, part of these, however, is the top of the muffin.
The crumbly topping added to the top of the muffin makes is a crunchy and sweet. It has a great texture and flavor. I just can’t do it justice with my explanation. A muffin’s top is always the best part of a muffin (remember Seinfeld?) But in this case, it is even more desirable. (Although the muffin stump is tasty as well, and doesn’t deserve to be discarded or taken to the homeless shelter.)
Make sure you follow the directions because there is a little tricky part in the there with the liquid ingredients. You put the egg and oil in a measuring cup and add enough milk to make 2 cups. You don’t just add all the wet ingredients like normal. Also, be prepared that the batter is much thicker than a traditional blueberry muffin batter. And you will fill the muffin tin up to the top, instead of the usual “fill 2/3 to the top.” If you don’t fill it to the top, then you won’t have as much surface area for the yummy crumblies.
I love to eat these warm with a little butter. In fact, I would be willing to attend an extra staff meeting if I could have one of these (which is saying a lot!)
Recipe Source: Adapted from To Die For Blueberry Muffin from allrecipes