Annually I make a trip to Washington Farms in Watkinsville, GA and pick blueberries with my mother. It is such a gratifying experience to pick your own fruit and then store it up in the freezer for endless possibilities later. I decided to mix up my blueberry muffin routine and discovered a so called guilt free recipe on the Kitchen Meets Girl blog. Not so sure about struesel topping being guilt free but I guess the use of yogurt and skim milk balances it out. Of course I used 1% milk instead of skim so basically this is pure indulgence. It seems my struesel did not come out like Ashley's, based on her pictures. It still tastes good though!
Guilt-Free Blueberry Muffins
makes 12 muffins
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 3/4 cup Greek blueberry yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup fat free skim milk, divided
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, washed
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the struesel:
- Preheat oven to 425ºF. Place muffin liners in a 12-hole muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg with 3/4 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Add yogurt and beat until thoroughly combined; blend in vanilla extract.
- Add half of flour mixture and half of milk to sugar mixture; beat until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture and milk; beat until smooth.
- Fold in blueberries and fill each muffin liner about 3/4 full.
- Combine remaining 1/4 cup each of sugar and flour in a small bowl. Pour in melted butter and combine with fingertips. Divide crumb mixture over muffins; gently press into top of muffin batter with fingertips.
- Bake for 5 minutes at 425, then reduce your oven temperature to 325. Bake for an additional 12 to 15 minutes, or until slightly golden and a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in pans for about 10 to 15 minutes and then transfer muffins onto racks to cool completely.
To make streusel topping: