Back-to-School Blues-Berry Muffins

Here are the hoodlums cherubs on their first day of school — Kindergarten and third grade to be exact.
first day

I know, they don’t look unhappy, but believe me — there were some serious back-to-school blues going on around here this week. A random sampling:

We have to go to bed without watching a movie?

Are those BOOKS you’re trying to read us?

When will we get to go swimming? Can you pick us up for a quick swim over lunch?

No you spoiled brats sweet angels, I will not pick you up for a “swim” over lunch.

But I did break down and bake our favorite blueberry muffins for a first-day-of-school breakfast. Everyone should wake up to these on an important day…warm, sweet blueberry goodness with a crunchy cinnamon streusel on top.

Gosh, it’s awful quiet around here…

Back-to-school Blues-Berry Muffins

Back-to-school Blues-Berry Muffins


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup butter, cubed

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

*Adapted from allrecipes. I swap out the white sugar in the streusel for brown. It doesn't look as pretty, but that carmelicious taste is worth it!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Speak Your Mind