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Better Than a Bakery Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Author: Traci
Moist, tender, and bursting with blueberries! These Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel are not only delicious, but so easy to make. They're truly the perfect summertime treat!



  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter


  • 2 cups blueberries rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour


  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • cup vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line muffin tins with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.


  • Combine sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
  • Cut in butter until streusel resembles small peas. Set aside.


  • Toss blueberries with sugar and flour in medium bowl.


  • Place flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Stir together with whisk to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, egg, and milk.
  • Pour over dry ingredients and mix together until wet ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  • Gently fold in blueberries.

To Finish:

  • Spoon into prepared muffin tins.
  • Top each muffin with 1 Tablespoon streusel.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes, until tops are light gold.


  • You can use an electric mixer instead of a pastry blender or fork to make the streusel.
  • Don't over mix the batter! Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. It's ok if it has lumps in it.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries. You don't want to pop them!
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion batter into muffin tins.
  • Don't skip tossing the blueberries in the flour and sugar!


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg