Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Streusel Topped Berry Muffins

Are weekend mornings hectic for you or a time to kick back and take it slow?  I like to take my weekend mornings at a slow pace and that often means coffee or breakfast with my good friend, Robin.  This past weekend we got together at my house for conversation, coffee and these yummy muffins.



Streusel Topped Berry Muffins


We don't always have baked goods when we get together.  No, our hips wouldn't appreciate that!  Usually we will just meet at a local coffee shop and chat over a cup of coffee, but occasionally one of us will get the urge to host, and bake.   This weekend I was the one with the urge to bake. 


I made a couple of substitutions with this recipe that worked out splendidly.  First, since it is March, fresh berries were not on hand in my refrigerator, but I did have plenty of frozen raspberries and blueberries.  Secondly, I didn't have any buttermilk so I substituted the buttermilk in the recipe with 1 cup of skim milk mixed with 1 tablespoon of  freshly squeezed lemon juice.


Let's take a look at how these are made, shall we?


Streusel Topped Berry Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

Berry Muffin Ingredients
Muffins:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
3/4 cup fresh raspberries 
 



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

The Streusel Topping


Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel





To make the topping, in a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients until crumbly. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the melted butter. Add the skim milk, lemon juice (or buttermilk if you have it) and lemon zest and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir just to combine. The batter will still be somewhat lumpy; do not over mix.


The Muffin Batter Will Be Lumpy
Gently fold in the blueberries and raspberries so the berries do not break open.  Frozen berries have a tendency to bleed, so you'll want to be very gentle with them.  Oh, how I love these beautiful berries!

Add The Frozen Berries To The Batter

Using a standard cookie scoop, scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
Use A Scoop To Fill the Muffin Tin

Crumble the streusel topping over the muffins.  Please be sure to use it all.  It adds additional yumminess to these muffins!
The Muffins Ready for The Oven

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.   Let cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on wire racks.

Muffins Fresh from The Oven


Make these muffins as soon as you can.  Make them for your family, for your best friend, or for yourself.  They are an enjoyable breakfast treat.  Click the link for the printable Streusel Topped Berry Muffin recipe.


Yum!


Donna





23 comments:

  1. The word streusel makes me happy in any recipe!!!

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  2. I've never had a blueberry - seriously!! But what a great recipe to get me eating them ;)

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  3. Stopping by from comment hour... in the words of the famous Gov. of California... "I'll be back" LOL
    Love those muffins!

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  4. I love a food blog and the pictures look so good I am getting hungry.

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  5. Those look so good! YUM! Stopping by from SITS Comment Hour!

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  6. These look delicious! And I love the picture on your header - I'm a beach lover! Stopping by from #commenthour

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  7. ohhhh, this looks so good! Found you via the SITS blog hop on Twitter.

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  8. These look great-I'll have to get them to my mother and (future) mother-in-law looks like something they would enjoy.

    here from #commenthour

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  9. Yum Indeed! Those berries look delicious. Stopping by from #CommentHour. Glad I did!

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  10. Blueberry muffins are my absolute favorite! I think I gained five pounds just looking at these scrumptious pictures! Stopping by from the @SITS #commenthour!

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  11. Those muffins look amazing!

    Here from #commenthour

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  12. These look AMAZING! My daughter is so into berries right now, this is perfect.
    Also I loved your Twitter post! I'm new to Twitter myself, I've been learning a lot about the etiquette and how it works. I'm not sure it's drawn more people to my site than just commenting and following other blogs. But it has been very entertaining! And kind of addictive!

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  13. Oh yum! This makes me wish I cooked! I'm showing them to my husband right now.
    Stopping by from Comment Hour!

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  14. Oh NO - not more food to make me hungry

    Looks yummy but the berries

    @eileenludwig

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  15. stopping by from #commenthour on SITS

    those look absolutely delicious!

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  16. I love new recipes almost as much as I love muffins! Bookmarking your site now!Wait, is the next post about pork chops......brb!

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  17. Oy! There's a reason I don't bake! Sounds absolutely yummy delicious!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Stopping by from SITS Comment Hour!
    Toqua of Toqua's Crafts
    http://toquascrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/pine%20needle%20baskets

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  18. yum yumm

    I need to buy the ingredients immediately :p

    thanks for stopping by my BLOG earlier

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  19. Very yummy looking!I love your title picture at the beach!

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  20. Those muffins look wonderful. Now if only I could find berries. :)

    Hope you had a wonderful #commenthour

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  21. Those are perfectly risen and beautiful muffins! I always love the streusel topping with my muffins.

    I'm going to follow you since you seem to be on the same cooking thoughts!

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  22. Thanks to all mt SITS #CommentHour visitors. I'm happy to make your acquaintance!

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