So despite some unnecessarily stressful back and forth that has been going on in my life, I’m still set to share my news with you on Thursday. Part of me is SO excited, but the rest of me is still nervous/terrified/anxious. I know some of you are eager to know what my news is, but trust me, I’m even more eager to be able to share! Just a couple more days
For the third week of the Joy the Baker spotlight and cook-off, we were able to make any recipe from Joy’s cookbook. Considering I want to make almost everything in the book and NEED to make about half of the recipes, that was a tough decision. But brown butter and a muffin with crumb topping all in one? These muffins were definitely in the running. Having plenty of fresh blueberries on hand sealed the deal.
These blueberry muffins came out of the oven perfect. The texture of the muffin was light and cakey without being dry. They smelled amazing and were really hard to photograph before diving in and eating them!
Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins
Source: Joy the Baker Cookbook
Makes 12 muffins
7 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries thawed and drained
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pre-heat oven to 375. Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners and set aside
Make the muffin batter
Brown the butter: Heat butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; when butter turns to an amber/light brown color, remove from heat immediately. You should be able to smell the deeper more caramel flavor of the butter
Pour browned butter immediately into a small bowl and set aside
In a medium bowl, whisk milk, egg, egg yolk and vanilla until combined; whisk in brown butter and set aside
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; add milk mixture and stir just until combined; fold in blueberries
Distribute batter evenly among cupcake liners and set aside
Make crumb topping by combining the butter, flour and sugar with your fingers until most of the dry ingredients are in small clumps; sprinkle each muffin generously with topping
Bake muffins 18-20 minutes or until a knife or toothpick comes out of center of a muffin clean
This post is part of the Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef. I received a free copy of the Joy the Baker Cookbook but all opinions expressed are my own.
These look like the blueberry muffins at Einstein’s!
I was so tempted to choose this recipe but opted for the snickerdoodles instead. Love the streusel topping on these muffins. These will be our Sunday brunch treat.
Oh I’ll have to check your post, the snickerdoodles sounded so good!
I love your weekly cookoff and these look amazing! I want to do something like that…how fun!
Ooohh these sound incredible!! I’ve never tried a brown butter muffin but how could you go wrong! Especially with the crumb topping. They look delicious!
You definitely can’t go wrong with a brown butter muffin:-)
You had me at brown butter :) I love blueberry muffins, I’m saving this one for later in the summer when blueberries are at their peak here!
Wow! These look amazing!
I love that these have brown butter in them!! How genius and perfect?! Definitely will be making these soon. And I can’t wait to hear your news :D
I definitely need to get this cookbook. And I happen to have a large thing of blueberries from Sam’s club O:-)
Great muffins! They look perfect with the topping! I really need to get into this brown butter baking.
Yes, yes you do!
These are awesome! Love, love, love brown butter!
These look absolutely delicious and I’m excited to hear your news.
I love baking with brown butter. They add a lovely nuttiness to baked goods. I can almost taste these gorgeous blueberry muffins.
These muffins look perfect and how cool that they’re made with brown butter. Your pictures are beautiful too.
Thank you so much!
I can’t wait to get Joy’s book and these muffins have just reinforced that!!
I’m going to save this recipe for the summer when I can go pick blueberries and make a batch of these beauties!
Great idea, these would be even better (if possible) with fresh local berries!
I’ve made a brown butter blueberry muffin before, but it did not have an awesome crumb topping. I need these in my life. And I’m right there with ya, I totally NEED to make so many recipes from this book. NEEEEED! ;) Mouthwatering photos, Lauren.
Thanks, Heather! I need to check out what everyone else made this week!
can I tell you how excited I am even though I already KNOW what the news is?!?!? Very.
And here are the infamous muffins I’ve heard so much about! Beautiful. Now…if only I could decide what to make for week 4…
I can’t wait to see what you decide to make!
I can’t wait for your announcement :)
this is such a fun bake-off! And great pick with these muffins…wow, they look and sound fab!
These sound amazing! I bet the browned butter really takes them up a notch.
Yup, pretty much perfect I’d say! Brown butter is always a winner and in a muffin? Wow..
I made these muffins from her blog before:
Oh wow, I didn’t know she had blogged about them before!
Oooh, these look amazing! Brown butter is such a delicious thing. :)
Gorgeous muffins! I love baking with brown butter:)I need these for an afternoon coffee break:)xx
From what I know brown butter makes everything better! These muffins look amazing!
these look so good! so what exactly is brown butter? I’m so curious!
These muffins look amazing. Love that there’s a crumb topping. I can never eat a muffin without a little something-something on top, like a glaze or streusel topping. Yes, I’m very muffin-spoiled.
These are tagged in my book. How can I resist blueberries and (especially) brown butter?
Oohh!! I want that cookbook! These look awesome. Absolutely gorgeous photos too!
I just so happen to have blueberries in my fridge and these muffins are calling my name too. I definitely see them in my future. So glad to hear they were great!
Yum, these look lovely!
I want these on my breakfast table right now – mrah!!!
I seriously can’t wait to make every single glorious recipe Joy has put in that beautiful book!
Those look really good! I made the zucchini and potato pancakes.
I really need to make some thing with brown butter. These looks so yummy! I wish I could have one every Monday!