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Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

 
I love muffins. Soft and delicate or chunky and hearty, I’ll take them any way they come. Now, there’s is a thin line that separates muffins from cupcakes. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I feel a great deal better about myself when eating a muffin. Who cares if the muffin is dipped in butter and then rolled in a shameful amount of sugar? It’s still a healthy muffin, right?

This recipe, submitted by Jill, had a name that just begged me to make them: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. This muffin is delicate, moist, and bursting with blueberries. Then it’s dipped in lemon butter and a coating of sugar that sets to a crunchy exterior.

With the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect time for you to try these little gems. Trust me, you won’t be sorry!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

You’ll need some cake flour, baking soda, salt, lemons, milk, oil, sugar, an egg, vanilla, and blueberries (fresh or frozen). Preheat your oven to 375ºF, and prepare a muffin tray with 12 large or jumbo-sized muffin liners.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

So it looks all pretty, like this.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Stir in your lemon zest and set aside.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

In a separate bowl, mix together the milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Set aside.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

In another bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add the milk-lemon mixture and then the sugar mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until almost combined. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Add the blueberries, and gently fold them in. Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

While the muffins are cooling, prepare the topping. Mix together the melted butter and lemon juice in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, add the 1/2 cup of sugar.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Dip the slightly cooled muffins first into the butter mixture, and then into the sugar.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Make sure you coat the top of the muffin with sugar. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Allow the dipped muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Serve and enjoy!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Jill of Miss Delish.

Recipe notes: I used regular-sized muffin liners, which worked just fine. Also, in my oven it took 22 minutes for muffins to cook completely. If you’d like a more rustic sugar coating, try using sanding sugar.

A big thank you to Jill for sharing these muffins with us. Don’t forget to stop by her blog Miss Delish, where you can find a lot more of her yummy recipes!

 
 

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Lemon Blueberry Crunch Muffins

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These muffins are bursting with blueberries and topped with a crunchy sugar topping.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MUFFINS:
  • 2 cups Cake Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 whole Lemon, Zested
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ⅓ cups Oil
  • ¾ cups Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • ½ cups Melted Butter
  • ½ cups Lemon Juice
  • ½ cups Sugar

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375ºF and prepare a muffin tin with 12 large/jumbo muffin liners.

For the muffins, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and lemon zest and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the milk and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; set aside.

In one more bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add the milk/lemon mixture and then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until almost combined and then add the blueberries and finish stirring.

Divide batter between the 12 muffin cups and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove to cool on a wire rack.

While muffins are cooling, prepare the topping. Mix together melted butter and lemon juice in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, add the sugar. Dip the slightly cooled muffins first into the butter mixture and then into the sugar to coat the top of the muffin. Allow the dipped muffins to cool completely on wire racks.

 
 
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Amber is a stay at home mom who lives in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. It’s a long way from where she grew up, in Wales (yes, way over in the U.K.). The recipes in her blog Sprinkled with Flour include her original creations as well as her family recipes. Go check them out!

 

23 Comments

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Marilyn on 3.30.2012

Love you new book
Gret the recipes are easy and step by step pictures makes it even better

Janel on 3.27.2012

Can I put this in the fridge overnight and make the muffins the next day?

Rachel on 3.23.2012

Hi Amber! Just thought I would let you know that I did make these muffins with cranberries instead of blueberries. They turned out amazing!!! Thanks for the tips.

Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 3.23.2012

Oh lord have mercy these sound amazing!!

Owen Benfield on 3.22.2012

Can these be made with regular all-purpose flour?

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    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} on 3.23.2012

    Owen, if you don’t have cake flour you can substitute 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons of cornstarch for every 1 cup of cake flour. I’m sure you could substitute straight all-purpose flour if you need to, but the final texture may be different.

Jenny M. on 3.22.2012

These look great! If it makes 12 jumbo muffins, how many regular sized does it make? Thanks!

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    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} on 3.22.2012

    Jenny, this made 12 regular sized muffins, but I always fill my muffin liners very full. This helps to get a higher domed muffin.

BigCooker on 3.22.2012

I can’t beleive you just did that.Now I am craving your muffins! I want to make these just as they are. I love your topping. Thanks so much!

beetree on 3.22.2012

This recipe SINGS to me! I love anything lemon, and definitely have an obsession with the mouthfeel of crunchy sugar on baked goods. I definitely need to make these!

Joyce G on 3.21.2012

Am wondering if I can substitute for the cake flour ? Or can I add to all purpose flour? Thanks !

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    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} on 3.21.2012

    Hi Joyce. If you don’t have cake flour you can substitute 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons of cornstarch for every 1 cup of cake flour.

Lois Schultz on 3.21.2012

Oh My this is a must !! look great for Sunday morning !!

Sandra P on 3.21.2012

After seeing this recipe I went straight out and bought blueberries. The muffins are in the oven as I am writhing. After tasting the batter, I know how good they are going to taste when baked. The house smells sooooooooo good. Thanks for the recipes.

Marie Davis on 3.21.2012

These sound like the perfect thing to make for my sweet-toothed co-worker’s birthday. He’d probably eat half of them in one sitting. Good thing he’s a runner.

Rachel on 3.21.2012

These look so good. Do you think cranberries could be used in this recipe as well? I know they are more tart than blueberries.

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    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} on 3.21.2012

    Hi Rachel, I think you could substitute cranberries very easily. There is enough sugar in the recipe and in the topping to counteract the tartness.

Heather (Heather's Dish) on 3.21.2012

i love the sugar crunch on top…it sounds amazing!

Allyn on 3.21.2012

The top layer of our wedding cake (we had cupcakes, with a topper for us to cut) was lemon blueberry, and oh how I wanted to sit down and dig in.
One bite was NOT enough!
I’ll have to try these!

kat @ pretty in pink and green on 3.21.2012

Yummy!!! Those look delicious!!!

Meme on 3.21.2012

YUM! I have everything but the blueberries. Walmart here I come.

The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh on 3.21.2012

I WANT that! I need to make a grocery list. :-)