Melissa's Cuisine: Giant Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Giant Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

There are very few foods that Mike and I don't agree upon.  One minor one is fish--I don't care for it, but he doesn't mind it.  The biggest issue is fruit.  I could eat fruit every meal for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy.  Mike eats his banana every day and would be pleased to continue that way for the rest of his life, with the possible exception of strawberries.

I was thrilled to get to go blueberry picking last year.  Even though Mike doesn't eat them, he still encouraged me to go picking (by myself, of course!) and freeze an incredible amount of blueberries!  I use them year-round for smoothies, in pancakes, and in muffins.  When Tina announced that this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge was to find the recipe for the ultimate blueberry muffin, I jumped on this opportunity to scour the web for the best recipe.  And friends, I do believe I have found it! 
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My search led me to Christy's site, The Girl Who Ate Everything.  If the story she told in her blog post didn't draw me in, the pictures of her muffins certainly did!  Her story had me giggling, and her pictures had me drooling.  I knew I found an amazing recipe.  I borrowed a giant muffin tin from Mike's mom so I could make specialty-shop sized muffins.  Let me tell you--they did not disappoint!

Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

Makes 12 muffins (or 4 giant muffins)

You will need:
2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup whole milk
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Streusel topping:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1.  Prepare streusel topping by combining the sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl with a fork (or your hands).  Mix until the texture resembles wet sand.

2.  Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl.  Set aside.

3.  In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until fluffy.
 
4.  Add in the eggs, vanilla, and milk and stir until combined.

5.  Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

6.  Gently fold blueberries into the batter. (I toss my blueberries with a small amount of flour first to keep them from sinking in the batter.)

7.  Scoop into greased (or paper lined) muffin tins.  Sprinkle muffins with streusel topping.

8.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Source:  The Girl Who Ate Everything

23 comments:

  1. Giant.... and topped with streusel? Yummo! I hope you'll stop by and visit my CCC post. Take care!

    ButterYum

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  2. Love the polka dot pictures, so adorable. I forget to use my large muffin tin mainly b/c it only makes 6!! Delicious

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  3. These look super super yummy! I love streusel topped muffins - as does my husband. And I am really bad for eating 3 or 4 muffins if they are good, so this may be the right recipe for me :P

    Stopping by from CCC #28
    {I stumbled, pinned, tweeted, and FB shared your recipe!}

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    1. Thank you! :) These would be perfect for you because they're so filling!

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  4. These look amazing and I love the streusel topping!!! And anything in giant makes my heart happy!

    #65

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  5. Oh do these look good! I made cinnamon streusal muffins for between services tomorrow - I think you should share these! Of course - they would be gone when the first few people came through. :)

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  6. love the look of the topping on your muffins. I like that you go blueberry picking, I also am able to do that. They are wild in my yard, and tons of them. Small but ever so good...........nice post andi

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  7. Now I want a giant muffin tin~it looks so great that big! Love the streusel topping too!!
    #49

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  8. Those are some goood looking muffins!! Love anything with streusel!!
    Come see me, #44

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  9. I'm with Mike, I only eat fruit in small doses but I do love blueberry muffins. The streusel on top of these has me wanting a muffin right now!

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  10. I will go blueberry picking with you this year!! I LOVE blueberries!!

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  11. The streusal topping on these looks amazing!

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  12. I love this giant muffin!
    #20

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  13. I saw this and immediately loved it! Yummy!

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  14. Can't get enough of blueberries!

    Gay, CCC #24

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  15. Mmmm, I love streusel topped muffins...they really are the best! #9

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  16. This looks so yummy! You're being featured. :)

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  17. Your pictures are awesome! These look great too! Our muffins are similar, I made jumbo muffins and a crumb topping too. Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share. CCC#94

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