Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Standard muffins
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

There’s nothing better than a blueberry muffin, and I’ve tasted hundreds of different versions in my search for the perfect one. My ideal is a sweet muffin, but one that’s not overly sweet, and it must be packed with blueberries. The crumb topping adds a note of richness and a perfect contrast in texture to these moist, tender muffins.


Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spoon flour into a dry-measure cup and level off)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C).
  2. For the crumb topping, combine the Hour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl and stir well to mix. Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove from the heat, then add the brown sugar to the pan of melted butter and use a small heatproof rubber spatula to stir them together. Scra