Easy Brunch Blueberry Muffins
Serves: 12-14 muffins
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened
  • ¼ brown sugar
  • ½ cup cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • FOR THE ALMOND GLAZE (double this recipe if you want more glaze)
  • ½ tablespoon butter, softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk (may need more)
  • 1 drop almond extract (just a tiny drop is more than enough)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Add melted butter to medium sized bowl.
  3. Pour in the buttermilk, eggs & vanilla extract
  4. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  5. In a separate large bowl, whisk together cake flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  6. Add wet mixture to dry mixture.
  7. Fold gently with a spatula just until the flour is incorporated. Do not over stir. It will be a little lumpy.
  8. Gently fold in fresh blueberries.
  9. Line muffin pan with liners.
  10. Spoon the batter into the liners and leave about ½ inch on the top. Set aside.
  11. In a bowl, stir together softened butter and brown sugar.
  12. Stir in the flour.
  13. Add cinnamon.
  14. Sprinkle crumb topping on top of muffin batter.
  15. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  16. When done, let muffins sit in the pan for about 5 minutes to cool off.
  17. Take them out and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling
  18. In a bowl, stir together the almond glaze ingredients.
  19. Add more sugar or milk if needed to reach a silky, smooth glaze consistency.
  20. Pipe the glaze onto the cooled muffins.
*NOTE* These muffins are dense, moist and soft. If you prefer pillowy light, airy muffins (cupcake-like), fill the muffin cups only to about ¾ full. Cream the butter with the sugars just as you would if you were making a cake. Add the buttermilk.Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Then add to sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Blueberry Muffin Making Tips Don't OVER STIR!!! This is usually the main reason why muffins turn out dry, tough and full of holes! Once you add the wet ingredients into the flour , stir JUST UNTIL the flour is combined and no pockets of dry ingredients are left. And THEN STOP! Seriously put the spoon down and resist the urge to keep stirring!!!! There SHOULD be lumps in the batter. Bake the muffins as soon as you pour them all into the prepared pan. Do not stir the batter when you scoop it out to place into the muffin pan. If you do not have baking cups then grease the entire muffin pan generously
Recipe by Divas Can Cook at https://divascancook.com/easy-homemade-blueberry-muffins-recipe/