Homemade Organic Blueberry Muffins with Streusel

I found this  original blueberry muffin recipe in the Williams-Sonoma Muffins cookbook published by Simon and Schuster.  I have adapted it slightly.

For the Muffins

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 7 Tbsp. [1 stick minus 1 Tbsp.] organic pasture butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of organic cane sugar
  • 2 large organic pasture eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups organic unbleached white flour, PLUS 2 Tbsp. for dusting blueberries
  • 4 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Homemade Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen organic blueberries
  • Homemade Organic Maple Butter, for serving

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add each egg separately and mix well in between.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, stir the flour, salt and baking powder together.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two segments, alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  6. Stir until just evenly moistened.  The batter will be slightly lumpy.
  7. Combine the blueberries and 2 Tbsp. flour until well coated.
  8. Using a large spatula, fold in the blueberries until just evenly distributed, no more than a few strokes.  Take care not to break up the fruit.  Do not overmix.
  9. Spoon the batter into each muffin cup, filling it level with the cup.
  10. Bake for about 12 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven.
  12. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel.
  13. Place back into the oven and bake until golden, dry and springy to the touch, approximately an additional 8 – 13 minutes.  A toothpick inserted to the center of the muffin should come out clean.
  14. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature with Homemade Organic Maple Butter.

For the Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 Tbsp. organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pastured butter, cut into small pieces

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, light brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the mixture just until coarse crumbs form.