Blueberry Streusel Muffins

This is a super easy way to dress up store bought muffin mix into crumbly topped treats!

My son Wyatt loves to help me make these muffin mixes that usually only cost about a dollar. It’s just a matter of mixing the dry mix with milk and baking. As tasty as these blueberry cheesecake muffins are on their own, I’ve found a super quick way to make them taste even better. I replace the milk with half and half (or cream if you find it in your fridge, which I never do), and add in some fresh berries. But what really puts these breakfast sweets over the top is the addition of a homemade streusel topping!

If you have a few staple ingredients and about half an hour, then you’ve got the makings for delicious morning muffins!

Blueberry Streusel Muffins Recipe

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 2 packages muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/3 heaping cup fresh blueberries

Topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chilled unsalted butter

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your oven according to your mix's package directions.

These blueberry cheesecake muffins happen to be my favorite. They just taste creamier and a little more homemade than the regular blueberry ones. But let's try to make them taste even more homemade. Shall we?

Step 2
The fist thing we do to pretend these guys are homemade is to add a few fresh blueberries into the mix.

Step 3
A heaping 1/3 cup ought to do it.
Step 4
Toss the berries around in the dry mix.
Step 5
Now pour in the half and half.
Step 6
Replacing the milk with half and half will add another homemade feel to the muffins.
Step 7
MIx everything together until you have a creamy batter.
Step 8
Now on to the muffin pan. I've had bad luck in the past using paper liners. Half of the muffin sticks to the liner when you unwrap them.

To safeguard against this, I spray all the cups with Baker's Joy.
Step 9
If I ever meet the muffin that can still stick after this, I'm running the other way.
Step 10
Now it's just a matter of scooping up heaps of batter,
Step 11
and trying not to drip all over the pan.
Step 12
Not bad if I do say so myself.
Step 13
Now for the streusel topping!

This is super complicated by the way.
Step 14
Dump everything into a bowl.
Step 15
And cut the butter in with a fork or pastry cutter until...
Step 16
you have pretty little yellow crumbs that look like this.
Step 17
Each muffin gets a generous sprinkling of the buttery crumble.
Step 18
Bake according to your package's instructions.

Here are mine pre-oven.
Step 19
And here they are 17 minutes later.
Step 20
Voila! Delicious streusel topped muffins that are as easy to make...
Step 21
as they are to eat!
Step 22
Enjoy!
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