Blueberries, meet cornbread. Cornbread, meet streusel. Now that we have introductions out of the way, we can get to enjoying these tender, sweet blueberry streusel corn muffins. They’re moist, packed with fruit and just sweet enough—worlds away from the dry, sad muffins sold at that coffee chain down the street.
Blueberry Streusel Corn Muffins
¼ cup all-purpose flour
Pinch kosher salt
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons cold butter, diced
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1½ cups milk
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 pint (about 2 cups) blueberries, washed and picked over
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
2. Make the streusel: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and brown sugar. Add the butter, tossing to coat. Using your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour until it’s about the size of peas; squeeze the streusel in your hands to create crumbs. Set aside.
3. Make the muffins: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, butter and eggs. Using a silicone spatula, mix the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
5. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling to the top. Sprinkle each muffin with some of the streusel. Transfer to the oven and bake until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool the muffins in the tin for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.