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Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins with Streusel

These Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins with Streusel are extra moist and loaded with blueberries, reminiscent of the beautiful muffins you’d find at your favorite bakery.

Close-up of blueberry muffins with crumb topping on a dark tray.
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins with a buttery, crispy streusel topping to take them to the next level!

1-Minute Video: Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Why This Recipe Stands Out

We have tried a fair share of blueberry muffins, and we can confidently say that this is one of the best blueberry recipes ever. Here’s why:

  • Big, Bakery-Style Muffins: These muffins are just like the ones you’d get at your favorite bakery. We use a similar topping in our Streusel Pumpkin Pie.
  • Packed with Blueberries: These are bursting with fresh, juicy berries, like our Lemon Blueberry Bread.
  • Perfectly Moist: This bakery style blueberry muffin recipe has the most tender and moist crumb!
  • Make-Ahead: These muffins are even better the next day, perfect for making in advance.

Key Recipe Ingredients

Overhead shot of ingredients to make bakery style blueberry muffins on a dark surface.
  • Fresh Blueberries – Buy fresh, juicy blueberries that are semi-firm.
  • Brown Sugar – We use brown sugar in our streusel topping for its warm, molasses-like flavor.
  • Lemon Juice – A touch of lemon juice provides a bit of acidity and rise.
  • Whole Milk – We recommend using whole milk for a rich, tender texture.
  • Olive or Canola Oil – Either of these choices is great for keeping muffins moist.

Substitutions and Variations

Check out these simple recipe variations for blueberry muffins:

  • Banana: If you’re in the mood for a twist, feel free to add a very ripe mashed banana to the batter.
  • Vary the Berries: Try mixing in some raspberries or chopped strawberries for an amazing flavor combination.
  • Nuts and Seeds: For a healthy boost, toss in some finely chopped roasted nuts or seeds.
  • Frosting: In lieu of streusel, try this easy Cream Cheese Frosting that we use on our cakes.

Step-By-Step Recipe Instructions

  1. Mix all streusel ingredients in a bowl until mixture resembles coarse, lumpy sand. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. 
  1. Combine oil, egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and enough milk to reach 1 cup.
  2. Combine the oil mixture with the flour mixture. Fold batter just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  1. Gently fold in the blueberries. Fill lined muffin cups to the top.
  2. Sprinkle with the prepared streusel topping. Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes. Let the muffins cool completely in the pan before serving.

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.

How To Prep Ahead

Blueberry muffins are perfect to prep ahead:

  • Prep Streusel: You can make the streusel topping for these muffins a day or two in advance. Simply combine all the streusel ingredients and mix with a fork until it resembles coarse, lumpy sand. Then, keep it chilled until you’re ready to use it.
  • Entirely Make Ahead: These blueberry muffins freeze well, so you can make a batch (or two) in advance and have them on hand for a quick breakfast or snack. Just be sure to let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
A close-up of a blueberry muffin with a crumbly topping on a slate surface, surrounded by scattered blueberries.
Bakery style blueberry muffins are delicious with coffee, tea, or milk.

What to Serve with Blueberry Muffins

Savory Options

Sweet Options

  • Serve muffins alongside yogurt, granola, and extra fruits.
  • Spreads like jam, nut butters, or blueberry cream cheese are great options.

Beverages

  • Coffee, tea, or your milk of choice are fantastic with blueberry muffins.

Commonly Asked Questions

What type of blueberries should I use?

We recommend using fresh blueberries for best results. Wild Maine blueberries are my favorite, if you can find them! But any semi-firm, sweet blueberries will work great.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

If you want to use frozen ones instead, use them frozen; do not thaw them before adding them to the batter. Coat them in a light dust of flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins.

Why do I need to keep the streusel chilled?

Keeping the streusel chilled before baking helps it maintain its crumbly texture. If the butter in the streusel melts before it goes into the oven, it will spread out and become more like a topping than a crumbly streusel.

How long do the muffins stay fresh?

These bakery-style blueberry muffins can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze blueberry muffins?

If you want to keep muffins for longer, you can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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A close-up of a blueberry muffin with a crumbly topping on a slate surface, surrounded by scattered blueberries.

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins with Streusel

4.90 from 19 ratings
These Blueberry Muffins are as good, if not better, than the ones you'd get at a bakery. They are bursting with fresh berries, tender and moist, and topped with a crunchy streusel.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

For the Streusel:

Instructions

  • Make the streusel by combining all streusel ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a fork until mixture resembles coarse, lumpy sand. Keep chilled while you make muffins.
  • Set oven to 400F, with rack on lower middle position. Line standard muffin tins with 8 paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder, whisking to combine well.
  • In a 1-cup measuring cup, add the oil, egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and enough milk to reach 1-cup.
  • Gradually combine oil mixture with the flour mixture, folding batter together with a rubber spatula, just until batter remains a little lumpy and most of the dry ingredients are moistened – a few little dry streaks are perfect. Do not over-mix. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Fill lined muffin cups all the way to the top. Sprinkle with your prepared streusel topping. Place baking sheet underneath muffin tin, in case of any spillage.
  • Bake 20-25 min or just until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out almost clean, with a few tender crumbs attached.
  • Place muffin pan on a cooling rack and let cool completely in the pan before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe is for standard-sized muffin tin. Yields 8 muffins. 
  • Always keep your streusel chilled while you prepare the muffin batter. This will ensure that the streusel stays crumbly and doesn’t melt into the batter before baking.
  • This muffin recipe is quite forgiving, but be sure not to over-mix the batter. Gently fold in the blueberries and mix just until everything is combined for the best texture.
  • Allow the muffins to cool completely in the pan before serving. This helps them set and makes them easier to remove from the liners.
  • Streusel can be made a day or two in advance and kept covered/chilled until ready to use. 
  • If streusel somehow isn’t your thing, try this easy Cream Cheese Frosting that we use on all the cakes.
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.5g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 16.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 38.7mg | Sodium: 211.4mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 35.5g
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: baking

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52 comments

    • Florentin

    I have a 6 crowns jumbo pan (diameter 60mm). could you tell me if your recipe will fit in my pan please?

      • chewoutloud

      I can’t say for sure, Florentin, but my guess is that the batter should fit your pan. You’d have to adjust the bake time to accommodate the pan size. Hope you love these! 🙂

    • N Rhodes

    BEST EVER MUFFINS. Could you use shortening instead of oil in the mix? I too just got the large muffin pan, and can’t wait to make these in it. 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Oooh, I’m not totally certain on the shortening…I’m sure you could sub it, but the texture may be different. The oil gives it a nice, super moist crumb. You can use any oil, really, including veg. oil, canola oil, etc. So glad you came by…enjoy! 🙂

        • N Rhodes

        Thanks, I appreciate you getting back to me. I think I’ll leave them just the way they are…PERFECT!!

        • chewoutloud

        I think/hope you will LOVE ’em 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • VA

    I love these muffins!
    Always looking for good recipes like this one. I added a little bit of lemon zest. Veeeeery delicious!!
    Thank you!!!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay! You are very welcome; so glad you guys liked it 🙂

    • LC

    any suggestions re: non dairy versions (margarine instead of butter, substitute (water? soymilk? almond milk?) for the milk

    Thanks.

      • chewoutloud

      You can try margarine or even canola oil in lieu of butter. Soy or almond milk can be subbed, though possibly the consistency would just be a bit different. If you use lots of nice plump berries, and watch your bake time carefully it should still work nicely 🙂

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