Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cooking with Kids: To Die For Blueberry Muffins

My girls asked me to make blueberry muffins when they had friends spend the night.  Of course I wanted extra good ones to impress their friends so I looked for a really good recipe.  I found one called To Die For Blueberry Muffins that truly did look like they might be to die for.  I whipped them up. and sure enough they almost were to die for.  My girls (ages 11 and 8) asked to make them on their own today.  The recipe is simple so I just turned them loose. (We have cooked together enough that they know how to measure correctly, spoon flour into a cup instead of scooping it, etc.)  They did need a bit of help from me, but mostly they did it all on their own.  Our crumble doesn't turn out like the one in the picture, but it does taste delicious.  In the end, that's what matters most, right?

To Die For Blueberry Muffins

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Makes 8 - 12 muffins depending on the size of your muffin tins.  Our standard Wilton pan makes 12.



  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4  C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 C fresh blueberries (we used frozen and it worked fine)

     Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/3 C all purpose flour (we plan to add a bit more next time - our topping was more crusty than crumbly)
  • 1/4 C butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


(My 11 year old mixed the batter all alone.  My 8 year old mixed the topping with just a little help from me.)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 C flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place 1/3 C 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 almost to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.  
  3. 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.  This is a great job for younger helpers.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

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