Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Topping

  • Yield: 12 servings

"We grow our own blueberries on our farm, and for years I searched for the perfect muffin recipe. I finally created this recipe, and it has been a hit with my family and friends for many years."

Ingredients

Muffins:
4cups all-purpose flour
2tablespoons baking powder
1cup sugar
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup butter or margarine
2large eggs, slightly beaten
1cup plus 3 tablespoons milk
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2teaspoons almond extract
3teaspoons grated orange rind (optional)
2cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
Topping:
1/4cup sugar
4tablespoons all-purpose flour
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
2tablespoons cold butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease and flour the cups of muffin tins. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter, until the mixture resembles small peas. Make a well in the center, and add the eggs, milk, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix gently just until the liquid is absorbed. Gently fold in the berries. Fill 24 regular or 12 large muffins cups in the prepared tins.
  2. For the topping, blend the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter together, and sprinkle evenly over the top of each muffin.
  3. Bake the muffins for 23 to 30 minutes, until the center springs back to the touch. The larger muffins will take a bit longer. Makes 24 medium-size or 12 large muffins.

Recipe by Helen K. Woronik, Salem, Conn.

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