Do you love warm, fragrant blueberry muffins on Saturday morning? Ok, I know – who doesn’t, right? Well, we’re all in luck because these just happen to be the most perfect, delicious, easy blueberry muffins – PERFECT for Saturday morning (or Sunday…whatever)! And I’m sure none of you will be surprised when I say it’s an Ina Garten recipe – we all know my love for Ina.

These aren’t just your regular, run-of-the-mill blueberry muffins. These muffins have a gorgeous, buttery, golden crumb topping that really send them over the edge. I couldn’t get enough of them! All you need is a cup of coffe and a couple of these bad boys and you’ve got yourself a perfect start to the weekend. Guaranteed. 🙂

Blueberry Streusel Muffins
-Barefoot Contessa, Back To Basics

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk, shaken
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 extra large eggs
2 cups fresh blueberries (2 half-pints)

For the Streusel Topping
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, diced

Preaheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins with liners. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and blend with your hands. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, lemon zest, and eggs. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture with a fork, mixing just until blended. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Don’t overmix! With a large spoon, scoop the batter into the prepared cups, filling them almost full.
For the topping, place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse until the butter is in very small pieces. Pour into a bowl and rub with your fingers until crumbly. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the streusel on top of each muffin. Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

Hope you all enjoy your Father’s Day weekend and Happy Baking!



  1. Goooood!! Most perfect blueberry muffin I’ve ever had!


    Comment by Mother — June 20, 2009 @ 8:07 PM

  2. Ina is the absolute best. This is a great way to start a Saturday morning.


    Comment by Eliana — June 23, 2009 @ 7:54 AM

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