Photo By Jim Clark
Oh blueberries, I miss you so in the wintertime. But, I've found frozen blueberries to be an excellent substitute, especially in baking.
I have made these muffins for many years and honestly this recipe allows all sorts of adaptations. I will list a few of my favorite at the end of this post. These muffins go together very quickly, making them perfect for breakfast. Any leftovers go beautifully with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. Ahem.
Make these soon! They are a little taste of summer when the snow flies.
Blueberry Muffins with Streusel
makes about 1 dozen
1 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries, thawed and drained
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold butter
2-3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a regular-sized muffin tin, spray cup bottoms only with cooking spray.
Crack egg in medium bowl and beat with a fork. Stir in milk and oil. In another bowl, place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and stir with a whisk. Add dry mixture into wet and stir just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy but do not over mix it. Then, carefully fold in blueberries.
Fill muffin cups 1/2 full.
Mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and cut in the butter until crumbly. Add walnuts, stir and sprinkle equally over the uncooked muffins.
Bake 20-25 minutes until browned.
Peach Muffins. These are a family favorite made in the summer with the ripest, juiciest peaches you can find. Just replace the blueberries with 1 cup chopped peaches.
Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins. Just remove the blueberries. These are delicious right out of the oven!
Stawberry-Almond Muffins. Replace blueberries with 1 cup chopped strawberries (frozen stawberries are okay here, too) and change out the walnuts for chopped or slivered almonds in the streusel.
Mango-Macademia Muffins. Substitute blueberries for a cup of fresh or jarred chopped mango. Replace walnuts with roughly chopped macademia nuts in the struesel for a tropical taste on a cold morning.