Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Surprise

We love blueberries. I am always finding recipes to use blueberries in. I came across this recipe at all recipes and decided to give it a try. The topping sounded delicious and it was. It gave the top a nice sweet crunch and some even seeped down into the center and made a filling. The whole thing was just delicious.

I swapped out the oil for applesauce. I always try to cut calorie corners where I can and make things healthier. Rest assured that you cannot taste the difference but if you are concerned you can use vegetable oil instead. I used my jumbo muffin tin but if you use regular size pans only bake for 18 minutes. Also, make double the streusel topping if you use a smaller pan so that way you get the filling in the center. Make sure you use liners in your pan otherwise your muffins might stick because of the topping.

  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 c. apple sauce, unsweetened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c. skim milk
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries
Streusel Topping
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. To make streusel topping mix together flour, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter until everything is coated in butter. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Place applesauce into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries.
  4. Place cupcake liners in the pan. Fill muffin cups right to the top. Sprinkle streusel topping over muffins before baking.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool before removing from pan.

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Yum! These look delicious! I love the applesauce for oil swap, I do that all the time. My kids LOVE muffins and I'm sure they would love these, thanks!

Anncoo said...

I can see that this is moist and soft. I saw there are lots of blueberries on sale at the supermarket. Will get some tomorrow ;)

Steffani said...

Oooh yum! I was just thinking I wanted to make something sweet this week, now I know what it is!

anniebakes said...

i have ab out 10 pounds of blueberries just waiting to be baked into these muffins!!


Anonymous said...

My step-son loves all things cinnamon - these look delicious!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

These sound really healthy and delicious too!

My Asian Kitchen said...

this blueberry muffin look great!! I just bought 2 pint of blueberries and blackberries!! would love to bake this soon! thanks for sharing:)

RamblingTart said...

Oh, the streusel topping sounds heavenly! :-)

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Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me today. I love recipes that use fresh blueberries so this in going in my file. Sugary muffin tops are the best!

Enjoy the week! :)

Ginger said...

Mmmmm...I use a homemade struesell (spell?) topping for just about everything too...really good on banana bread. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These look amazing! I love the idea of the applesauce - I'm going to have to give that a try! TFS! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly apprecite it. Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Laura said...

I almost always leave out the oil and use any fruit puree it's tastes great that way!

Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday and I hope to see you next week!

Sweet and Savory said...

I will second you on using the applesauce. It does not affect the taste and saves on the calories. I have tons of blueberries and I am excited to try your streusel.

Thanks for linking to My Meatless Mondays.

Mark and Ashlie said...

You are making me hungry! Thanks for linking your delicious recipe to Sister Sister Sunday! What a great way to use blueberries that are SO in season right now! Be sure to check back next Sunday!