Nothing beats Homemade Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping and a large glass of cold milk! Bursting with fresh blueberry muffin flavor and topped with streusel, these really are the best blueberry muffins ever!

Blueberries get a lot of love at our house! Some of our favorite blueberry recipes are a Blueberry Custard Pie, Homemade Blueberry Pie, Easy No-Bake Blueberry Delight, and this festive Red, White and Blueberry Cream Pie.

homemade blueberry muffin with streusel topping in front of pitcher of milk and bowl of fresh blueberries

Brighten anyone's day with fresh, homemade blueberry muffins with crumb topping for breakfast or a perfectly sweet afternoon snack. You know the book, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"? Well, that's how I feel about muffins and milk. I just can't have one without the other! Especially with these homemade blueberry muffins with crumb topping.

gray plate with two blueberry streusel muffins on it and a pitcher of milk more muffins glasses of milk and berries all behind it
blueberry streusel muffins on plates with a pile of no streusel muffins to the side

At our house, we go through a lot of milk! Like, multiple gallons each week and there are only 4 of us. It's always at the top of my list when I'm going to the grocery store.

And you know if you give a girl some milk, she's going to want a fresh blueberry muffin to go with it. These homemade blueberry muffins are bursting with blueberries and are so moist and delicious and good! Plus, they remind me of all the breakfasts my mom used to make for me when I was a kid.

Now I'm doing the same thing for my daughters, who especially love to help mix up the muffins by pouring in the milk or dumping in the blueberries. And while plain blueberry muffins are delicious all on their own, adding that crumbly, yummy streusel on top just takes them to a whole other level!

plates of blueberry streusel muffins with fresh blueberries and milk to the side
a bowl of fresh blueberries
an upclose view of blueberry streusel muffins in a muffin pan

They say that simplest is best, and I have to admit that when it comes to homemade blueberry muffins, I believe it.

I swear I have tried every blueberry muffin adaptation in the book in search of the perfect blueberry muffin. One that is moist and perfectly sweet without being cupcake sweet and one that isn't totally fussy.

For a while my favorite version was the America's Test Kitchen one where you made a basic blueberry jam to go in the middle of the muffin, until I decided that was just too much work for regular mornings.

I've tried making blueberry muffins with sour cream, yogurt, and buttermilk, and while I would generally say I like the direction those approaches were heading, when it comes down to it, my ultimate blueberry muffin is simply made by adding milk as the main liquid, and using half butter and half oil to get the perfect texture and flavor that I want out of perfect blueberry muffins.

Because these bake in about 22-25 minutes and only take minutes to whip up, I can actually make these muffins for my girls before school. They love them with scrambled eggs and cold milk, and any leftovers get put in the freezer so that I can have blueberry muffins on hand for busier days when we are running short on time.

blueberry streusel muffins on plates with a bowl of blueberries to the side and a pitcher of milk on the other side
a side view of blueberry streusel muffins in a muffin pan

You can make these blueberry muffins with frozen blueberries if fresh ones aren't available or are out of season and crazy expensive. Just don't thaw the blueberries first or the juice from the defrosted blueberries will give your batter crazy blue and purple streaks.

Either way, be sure to just fold the blueberries in to your batter at the end, rather than stirring them in. Like any muffin batter, you don't want to overwork it or your muffins won't turn out as light and tender and a few folds with a spatula or large spoon right at the end of mixing up the muffins is enough to mix in the blueberries.

And I have a secret - I always drop a few extra blueberries on top of each muffin before baking just to make sure the blueberries are visible and make the muffins prettier.

Plus, I don't think you can really go wrong adding a few extra blueberries to each blueberry muffin.

a blueberry streusel muffin with fresh blueberries around it

Variations on Homemade Blueberry Muffins

  • If you want to change up the flavor profile of your blueberry muffins just slightly, you could add 1 teaspoon of freshly grated lemon zest to the muffin batter and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest to the crumb topping for Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
  • Or add ½ to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (depending on how much you like cinnamon) and/or chopped walnuts to the crumb topping for a uniquely delicious blueberry streusel muffin.
  • You could also always leave the crumb topping off entirely and just do good old fresh blueberry muffins plain. They are delicious that way too, if you don't like the extra sweetness of the streusel.
blueberry streusel muffin with fresh blueberries around it
blueberry streusel muffins on plates with fresh blueberries and milk in the background

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Homemade Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

4.93 from 70 votes
Amy Nash
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Nothing beats Homemade Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping and a large glass of cold milk!  Bursting with fresh blueberry muffin flavor and topped with a sweet crumb topping, these really are the best blueberry muffins ever!  You can make these blueberry muffins with frozen blueberries if fresh ones aren't available or are out of season and crazy expensive.

Ingredients
  

Blueberry Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen

Crumb Topping

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins with baking cups or grease well with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, oil, and sugar with a fork until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and milk and mix well until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture into the liquid mixture and stir just until most of the streaks of flour are incorporated. Fold in the blueberries, being careful not to smash them. If using frozen blueberries, do not defrost before adding them to the batter.
  • Fill each baking cup ¾ full, then add a few extra blueberries on the top of each muffin, if desired. Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and melted butter together in a medium bowl using a fork for the crumb topping, then divide evenly among the muffins, sprinkling about 1 tablespoon of the top of each muffin before baking.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, until done. Cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g
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  1. What a beautiful post! These muffins look gorgeous...I wish I could reach in and grab one! This would go perfectly with my tea right now 🙂

  2. Blueberries are my favourite berry. I just picked some up today at the grocery store. These muffins look like my kind of breakfast food.

  3. I really enjoyed buying dozens of pints of blueberries this summer. I love this crumb topping! These would go great with my morning coffee.

  4. What a perfect little baked treat, awesome that uses fresh blueberries as those are my favorite. I want to try your recipe soon.

  5. Oh, your pictures look so beautiful and these muffins are scrumptious! I love that you add crumbs on top, they always make them taste sooo good!

  6. Oh these looks so delish. I love blueberry cake and cupcakes so these are just about my favorite treats. The crumb topping is just so perfect. YUM>

  7. These muffins are uite possibly the most beautiful muffins I have ever seen. I so need to recreate this recipe now! #client

  8. I totally agree with you, nothing beats homemade muffins! Especially if they have blueberry and that luscious crumb topping - YUM!

  9. These are perfect blueberry muffins, Love those crumb topping, I am blueberry fan, I need to try this, always muffin with blueberry is a delight.

  10. I made these and followed the directions to a T the crumbs on top tasted like nothing but flour had to cut the tops off ): did I maybe do something wrong?

    1. It's hard for me to say what could have gone wrong, but if you prefer a stronger crumb flavor you could add a little cinnamon to it or increase the sugar a bit so it's sweeter. I think the balance between butter, sugar and flour is just right for this streusel, but some people like a very sweet streusel top so maybe that could be it for you?

  11. 5 stars
    These blueberry crumble topped muffins turned out perfect! Since bringing to a brunch, I made mini muffins. Only needed to decrease baking time. These tiny things with the crumble top needed no extra butter when serving. Delicious!!

  12. I just made this Crumb and the only variation was that I added some clove and doubled the butter as when I was mixing it all it seemed to floury. I used it on top of some apple muffins. I baked them during 34 minutes at 350°...The smeel was AMAZING. BUT... the taste and texture was too floury, sandy. So here goes my question: how can I make it crunchier? I dont want to leave it longer in the over because the muffins will loose moisture, but then... how can i get rid of that sandy texture? also when I tried one muffin after they were cold, I could feel the grains of sugar. Normally when I make crumble I dont feel it later because the sugar melts into the butter and flour, but this time I could feel the little sugar grains... Any advice on those two aspects?

    1. Hmm, I really love the texture of this crumb topping but have you tried melting the butter first? I'm not sure how to make the topping crunchier without affecting the muffin itself unless you partially cook the crumb topping first.

    1. You don't want to overmix your muffins or they will end up dense and dry, rather than light and moist. A handmixer works the batter too much, which is why I make muffins just using a spoon.

    2. Please never use a mixer when making any muffin. Sorta like making pancakes--mix very lightly so you don't develop the gluten in the flour. You want light muffins, not chewy pizza crust.

  13. These muffins were moist, delicious and a good size. I also added crushed walnuts to the crumb topping and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I greased my muffin tins, I let them rest for 5 - 10 minutes before removing them from the pan, but they still stuck a little. Next time I will use the cupcake papers. Excellent recipe, it's a keeper. Thank you!

  14. Made these today and they were a big hit at my house. Not too sweet, just right. Thanks for sharing this recipe, we loved the fresh berries!

  15. Are you sure you are to use the melted better for the crumb topping? My topping was just like a very thick batter so there was no way to sprinkle to. I just had to lump it on each one. I thought maybe it was a typo. Did I misread? I've always used cold, hard butter.

  16. I made these  I think the next time I will add some lemon to them - the top was kind of bland and just kind of dry for me. 

  17. I couldn't sleep so got up early and made these blueberry muffins. They turned out great. I did make one change. I used Splenda in place of the sugar.

  18. I’ve made these several times now and they always come out amazing and I always receive many compliments on them !

  19. I have these in the oven now. They look delicious. I used a regular size cupcake liners but could have used the tall ones, of which I only had two. The muffin dough was to the very top, not 3/4 full. I liked this recipe because it used the same measures for several steps and left less clean-up. I used frozen blueberries because I have a lot of them, and it is the reason I looked for a blueberry muffin recipe! I added the lemon zest. I love lemon with blueberry. Thanks.

  20. These muffins are theeeeee BEST!  I have made them many many times....I did tweak a little and add lemon zest to the batter and crumb topping...and right at the 5 minute left to bake mark, I squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top, just give a bit more of the lemony flavor.... thank you for the best muffin recipe!

  21. After trying several blueberry muffin recipes this one gets the blue ribbon!
    Everyone loves them..

  22. These were the best blueberry muffins I ever made.  I used fresh blueberries from my garden and they turned out perfect.  The crumb topping is amazing.  Thank you so much for the recipe!

  23. I don't think using frozen blueberries are the way to go. Pretty sure they need to be thawed first. These muffins look good but have been in the oven for 35 minutes and still raw in the middle. I think the frozen blueberries are making it take way longer. I just hope it doesn't ruin them

  24. 5 stars
    I just baked these muffins and they are scrumptious. I know why you use this as a go to blueberry muffin recipe. Thanks for the tips in the video. They made a big difference in the usual muffin recipes. Thanks for sharing. I’m having one for dessert 😊

  25. 5 stars
    Per me, my family and anyone we have ever blessed with the recipe or an actual muffin, they are the BEST we have ever eaten!

  26. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipe. I’ve tried several blueberry muffin recipes looking for the perfect one. My search is over! I followed the recipe to the letter and after my first batch, I wouldn’t change a thing. They looked beautiful and tasted even better. Everyone loved them as much as I did. I got the compliments, but you deserve the credit. Thank you, Amy.