Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel & Blog Appreciation

Apr 1, 2012 by

One night late last week, I stayed up late to make muffins for my husband and his co-workers. They are doing an internal course in order to advance within the organization. Let me tell you. The work load is what I consider “University INTENSIFIED”. It’s a lot of work and pressure, especially for those who have families and responsibilities. Time management and balance is key. I thought it would be a nice gesture to send something home-made and not some sugar spiked junk from the coffee shop. They need nourishment as well as encouragement over the next few months and beyond. I figured blueberry muffins were portable and universally enjoyed.

I made these muffins for the first time over a year ago and my husband really liked it – we all did. I actually misplaced the recipe that I had found online. Do you know how many Blueberry Muffin recipes are online???? Luckily I found it (phew) and got to baking around 1am.

Yes, 1 AM.

I wanted to have the muffins as fresh as possible since this Diva doesn’t do early very well. Everyone enjoyed the muffins and my husband totally appreciated me making them for the guys. I’m sure he must have been very happy to wake up to that wonderful aroma of muffins at five o’clock in the morning. Thank you dear husband, for leaving a few muffins behind for the family to enjoy :-)


Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel



Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Lyn
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 20
Blueberry Muffins – everyone will enjoy them!
  • 2 Cups Blueberries (thawed if frozen)
  • 2 Tsp Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • Streusel:
  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Terbinado Brown Sugar (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a small bowl, add Blueberries and 2 Tsp flour. Toss well and set aside
  3. For streusel: in a small bowl, add sugars, flour and cinnamon. Add coconut oil and combine with a fork. Set aside
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together 2 Cups flour, baking powder and salt
  5. In a large bowl, add sugar, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix well to combine
  6. Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. Gently fold in blueberries
  7. Fill muffin cups about 2/3-3/4 full
  8. Take about a teaspoon of streusel and sprinkle on top of the batter in each filled muffin cup
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes

Be sure not to skip the first step. Tossing your blueberries in flour will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the batter.
I used Terbinado sugar to give the streusel a nice crunch. It is optional and was not in the original recipe

This recipe is slightly adapted from a recipe found at The Family Kitchen on Babble


I prefer Blueberries cooked rather than fresh. Or in a smoothie. However I end up having them, I always enjoy it!





Blueberry Muffin with Cinnamon Streusel




Pretty Blueberry Muffins


I know, we don’t eat muffins with a fork. Well, I kinda do…sometimes.. :-)


Muffin, unwrapped


Take a Big Blueberry BITE!


Bursting with Blueberries


Hey, speaking of appreciation… I’ve had some really awesome food bloggers give me some wonderful awards! I’m so humbled and thankful that my online foodie friends thought of me to give me these awards. So very humbled. I love what I do here at The Lovely Pantry and as I continue to grow, it’s really encouraging to know that there are people out there who understand what it takes to do this. We blog for many reasons including the love of food, the art of cooking, the love of sharing, the love of community and my personal favourite – photography. It feels great knowing that there are people cheering you on! I’m going to share the love in my next post.


Have a wonderful Sunday!



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  1. Gorgeous muffins Lyn!I just love your photo styling.Its so simple yet so appealing and so elegant!I need to take some tips from you my friend, since I’m a bad photographer!

    • Thanks, Soni!!! I’m still learning about food styling especially within my limited space. But I’m happy to know that you like it! I’ll help in any way that I can dear!!! :-)

  2. Lovely recipe lyn. Your muffins and photos are gorgeous. Not to mention your amazing 1am cooking stint. Wow!

    • Thank you, Simone. I appreciate the compliment. The things we do for love, eh? I had to choose. Wake up at 4am or go to bed at 3am…. lol

  3. Mouthwatering photographs and some great reasons for blogging.

  4. Your photos are always goregous…and I need to make some blueberry muffins soon, i can already taste their sweetness. Great post!

    • Thanks, Lauren. The blueberries really give it that sweetness. There’s only 1/2 cup sugar in this recipe! Yaay! :-)

  5. I love the addition of the streusel. It makes these muffins very dessert-like but still wonderful to wake up to. Congrats on the awards!

  6. Congrats TLP on another great post, great photos and your blogger awards! Sooo proud of you and enjoy reading and trying your recipes. You are just awesome!

  7. Mmm, I could do with that big blueberry bite – it is marvellous these muffins are 😀
    Love them!

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. This looks like such an amazing place! … I’ll have to try the recipes out sometime; they look so delicious! ..

  9. These muffins look delicious Lyn!!!
    Really beautiful pics too…
    You know I love blueberry muffin and with all the lowly flavors you have these will be hard to resist…

    • Thanks Reem! I’m glad most of the muffins were gifts! Otherwise I’d be feeling really guilty now :-) They were very good.

  10. These are lovely! You should definitely link them up to #berrylove. My hubs had to be *at* work at 4am on Sunday for a 12 hour shift. I made coffee. LOL

    (But I’m making pork belly today to make up for it).

    • Linked to #berrylove as you suggested :-) Thanks! Wow, 4am. My husband has it really good. His 12hr shifts are from 8am/pm. 4am sounds brutal. I’m sure he appreciated the coffee! :-)

  11. These sound divine Lyn! I love anything with a streusel topping. :)

  12. Gorgeous!! I love how these look. I especially like the photo with the muffin unwrapped on the plate. Just beautiful! And now I’m hungry :-)

    • Thanks, Susan! I do those particular photographs for my husband. Especially the ones with food on the fork. All for him. :-)

  13. Great muffins and gorgeous pictures! Sending some #berrylove your way!

    • Thank you so much Laura!!! I’m so glad Jess introduced me to #berrylove :-) I appreciate your visit!

  14. You put lots of blueberries just like how I want the muffins to be. i prefer cinnamon streusel on muffins over frosting on cupcakes. Looks so delicious!

    • Hi Nami! I think I’m starting to prefer streusel over frosting too. A lot less guilt :-) Thank you so much!

  15. Happy berrylove! Beautiful photos! Blueberries are my favorite berry so I’m totally bias on these muffins, they’re a keeper for sure!

  16. I can’t believe you were able to find the recipe with the 1 million blueberry recipes out there! Well I for one am extremely glad you found this recipe because that streusel looks amazing. I’ve made lots of streusels and crumb toppings but never have I thought to add coconut oil. I just bought a jar so I’m extremely excited to give this streusel topping a try.

    • I think it was a fluke that I found it lol. I kinda remembered the streusel and I knew I would recognize the photos from the original post. It did take me a while tho… :-( But its here now! My efforts were worth it because you like it :-) So nice to meet you Chung-Ah!

  17. I can’t stop looking at these muffins … *drooling*

  18. Lyn, I think this is your most popular post yet!!

  19. Wow! Lyn, these muffins look delicious. I love the streusel topping. Your photos are gorgeous.

    • Thank you so much Jennie! I choose streusel over frosting! (Did I just say that out loud?) 😀