Easy Brunch Blueberry Muffins

These are special occasion blueberry muffins in my house. I love taking them to brunches or baking them for special holiday breakfast. They could actually be anytime muffins with their ease of preparation and presentation. What I love about these blueberry muffins are their moist, tender crumb. That slightly crunchy topping and sweet almond glaze pairs perfectly with the tart blueberries.

Ingredients

For muffins
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , melted (1 stick)
Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Eggs 2 Medium
Vanilla extract 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) (cupcake flour)
White sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Brown sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , packed
Baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Cinnamon powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Fresh blueberries 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For the crumb topping
Butter 2 Tablespoon , softened
Brown sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
All purpose flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the almond glaze
Butter 1/2 Tablespoon , softened
Powdered sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Milk 1 Teaspoon (or more if needed)
Almond extract 1 Drop

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Line muffin tray with liners. Set aside.

3. In a bowl, add butter, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract and whisk well to combine. Set aside.

MAKING

4. In a large bowl, put the cake flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder. Mix them well.

5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient and fold it in using a spatula just until the flour is incorporated. Do not over mix.

6. Add the blueberries and mix them into the batter.

7. Pour the batter into the liners in muffin tray to 3/4th of each groove.

8. CRUMBS: In a bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mix till they become crumbs like and coarse.

9. Sprinkle the crumbs on top of the muffin batter.

10. Place the muffin tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or till the muffins are done.

11. Remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes to cool.

12. ALMOND GLAZE: In a bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, milk and almond extract.

13. Mix well till all combined and smooth. Add more milk if required.

14. Fill the glaze in a piping bag or resealable plastic bag and pipe it on top of the muffins.

SERVING

15. In a serving plate, serve this with milk or any other beverage of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 500Calories from Fat 160

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 274 mg11.42%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 39 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet