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Friday 15 March 2013


Yesterday after seeing Sonia of NasiLemakLover made her Blueberry Yogurt Muffin and I thought I should start to clear up some of my frozen blueberries in my freezer.

It has been quite awhile now I have not been baking because I thought I have put on a little weight and my tummy gotten a little obvious seen the "3 layers fat"  (every woman fear of!....hehehehe....).  Nevertheless, if you have long not doing any bakes of cakes, pies, tarts or anything.... I just feel like something missing in life for me..... so dull.

Clearing up some of my frozen blueberries in my freezer, herewith Brown Butter Blueberry Muffin ~ With Crumble Topping!

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins
(Adapted from Emma of Poires auChocolat)
(Makes 12 muffins)

For the muffin mix:
105g butter
90ml whole milk
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla essence
175g plain flour
170g caster sugar (I put only 140g)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
250g blueberries

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F.  Put muffin liners in a muffin tin. 
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Keep heating it over medium heat until it has foamed up and brown bits have appeared and it smells nutty and delicious. Make sure you keep an eye on it as it happens - it takes a while but can burn quickly. Take off the heat and leave to cool slightly. 
Whisk the egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla together, then add the brown butter and whisk again. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in another bowl and combine. Pour the liquids into the bowl and fold in until just combined. Fold the blueberries in. Spoon out into the muffin cups. 

For the crumble topping:
45g butter
60g flour
80g golden caster sugar  (I put only 60g)

Measure out all the ingredients into a small bowl. Rub together until you have a crumbly mixture. Divide between the muffins. Put into the oven and bake for around 20 minutes, until they are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack for a bit before eating. 

  Like Emma said, "they're crunchy and sweet on top, fluffy with that wonderful brown butter flavour in the middle and studded with juicy blueberries."  
And yes, I agree with her too that they're definitely the best blueberry muffin I've ever made or tasted.

I've browned the butter a little longer therefore resulted the cake texture brownish in colour.

Blueberries provide a variety of benefits to so many parts of the body, and are considered a superfood.  Full of antioxidants, they can have a positive effect on the hearts, the brain, the bladder and many more organs and tissues.


  1. Hi Mel, that's a very nice muffin. Look very inviting and delicious. I like the crumble topping. Great for afternoon tea at 3pm. :)

    Have a nice day.

  2. i also like the crumble topping, and i can see adding fresh blueberries resulted more soft and moist muffin than dried blueberries..

  3. I love blueberry and have just baked with friands. Would love to try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

  4. whenever i see the word muffin, i used to run.. but these days, i always give it another chance because they look so gorgeous (like yours!) and check if butter is used too ^^ and this recipe sure uses a lot of butter.. and my favorite brown butter too *very like* ^^ so glad your back, mel! more! more! more, please!

  5. Mel, I have just copied down Sonia's recipe & you already baked some muffins. I love your version of the muffin with crumble toppings! Now is cold & I'm wearing a jumper, it would be good if I have one of your muffins there!

  6. Oh...the best muffin u have ever tested...I'm keen to try this out.

    Yes, they look so good ...crunchy top with soft muffin is what I'm looking for. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Mel. Love blueberries and must eat lots of this super food. Your muffins look so moist and delicious. Love the crumble toping, too.

  8. I love blueberries especially the fresh one, but they are expensive :) Your muffins look pretty and delicious.

  9. Brwoning the butter is very clever, makes the muffins tastes a whole lot nicer!

  10. Your muffins looks wonderful! I love using blueberries in bakes, this would be great with a cup of tea!

  11. Hi Mel! Don't worry too much about the tummy fats... Having good food is an enjoyment!

  12. These Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins look so delicious. I have some blueberry need to be used up too. These would be wonderful to make. I think my kids will like them a lot.

  13. This will certainly go well with a hot cuppa! Blueberries are very nutritious I must agree!

  14. Mel, I don't mind pause my diet to eat your muffins!

  15. I enjoy blueberries alot and this looks amazing! Would love to try it as the texture looks so crumbly.

  16. Blueberries are always a great addition to baking products, they give a very nice purple hue and taste delicious too...unfortunately, they are expensive in our region!:p Yours with the streusel toppings sure looks tempting!

  17. I love streusel, it give a nice crunch to the bake.
    Nice one Mel :)

  18. Hi Mel, I know what you mean about missing something, when you don't bake for a while. My figure shows that I know this very well *sigh* I am imagining how lovely these must smell because of the browned butter. I love the generous streusel topping on your muffins and I LOVE the upside down teacup it's sitting on!

  19. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!! For a blueberry lover, these brown butter blueberry muffins are REAL treat! I'd do dishes for you, so please keep one (or two, or tree!) for me! Looks moist inside and your streusel topping is PERFECT.