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Of Blueberry Muffins and Starbucks

There are plenty of things you can make with blueberries,

but really when i think of bluberries, the first thing that came to mind is blueberry muffins.

And the first thing i relate to with blueberry muffins is Starbucks.

I’ve had a blueberry muffin from Starbucks INDONESIA before. It was pretty good, but i can’t vouch its authenticity from the ones sold in the states.

I mean, we are halfway across the globe, and i am guessing there was no way the blueberry muffins here are from the same supplier as the ones in the states.

I decided i should attempt a Starbucks blueberry muffin copycat recipe. I googled and decided upon the recipe featured on Amanda‘s site, which she felt came pretty close to the original ones.

And while this tastes pretty good, i thought that the muffins were a bit too heavy. The batter was thick, but i am guessing that was necessary to hold all the blueberries suspended, and not have them sink to the bottom.

While some of the blueberries burst and bled into the muffins, some remain whole- plump and juicy. I find myself picking at the ones that stayed intact, and was surprised that they still retain the juices within.

The crumb top was quite amazing too, crunchy with a hint of cinnamon.

Blueberry Muffins
Taken from Amanda

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.


  1. February 10, 2011 at 4:32 am

    They look perfectly delicious! Isn’t it amazing the info we can find online these days. Photos are stunning, as always 🙂

  2. February 10, 2011 at 5:02 am

    What a great copycat recipe. That cinnamon crumb topping definitely sounds like it makes for a delicious muffin.

  3. February 10, 2011 at 5:17 am

    these blueberry muffins looks so perfect Lina hmmm i never had a starbucks blueberry muffin before i guess i must try it soon!

  4. February 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Definitely one of my favorite kinds of muffins! Too bad they were a bit heavy…they might be nice made into mini muffins so it would easier to eat a smaller size in a sitting? Either way, they look fantastic!

  5. February 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    These sound great! I agree that blueberry muffins are one of the best things to make the blueberries!

  6. firebirdie
    February 14, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Wow, the moment I read that it has a crumble topping, I’m sold! The intermingling textures of soft and moist muffins with crunchy and crumbly topping. Must be absolute yum! Thanks for sharing!

  7. July 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Those are some scrumptious looking muffins! When I saw the pictures it really got my mouth watering. Will have to try your recipe some time.

  8. beatriz
    October 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I tried your recipe and it was delicious! But I had a problem, the crumble melted and mixed with the rest of the muffin…my oven only goes up to 300 degrees could that have affected the crumbs? Is there another possible way to do the crumbs? i do have broil but i dont know if that would be any good?

    • crustabakes
      October 16, 2011 at 1:46 am

      Hi beatriz!
      I am so sorry to hear that the crumbs melted. I think it might be because the oven is not hot enough. I havent tried broiling in my oven before, so i cant really advise you on that… Nevertheless, thanks so much for dropping by!

  9. eroica
    July 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    how many muffins does this recipe make?

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