Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

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Sometimes, a girl just needs a muffin.

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A big, crumbly topped, super fruity and fluffy bakery style muffin. Such a craving hit me two weeks ago and instead of spending over $5 on a muffin, I decided to make some at home instead. For one, that $5 would double because I’d have to order a fancy no-whip flavored mocha and water to go with it. Of course, after waiting in line for about 10 minutes, I’d clearly pick up a few packets of those over-priced mints and ridiculous biscotti to enjoy after lunch. Before I even realize it, I’d be out $20. And when you’re trying to save up to buy a house in the third most expensive city in the country, ever $20 counts.


Which is also why I made pizza last night instead of ordering out. Trust me, homemade pizza beats out delivery every second of the day, but when you’re feeling lazy and have been in the kitchen all day, ordering just sounds SO much better. But I won out and my homemade pizza was incredible (I should know, I had 3 slices). The $20 I would have spent on pizza is now shoved nicely into my little “house” piggy bank.

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Sadly though, in this area, my little piggy bank needs to be 6x the size it is now in order to afford anything remotely appealing, safe or desirable. Which is why every single dollar bill counts now. That’s why I’m trying even harder to find a more steady income, just so I can buy a house with a refurbed kitchen and a fenced in backyard. I know, this sounds a little crazy, but I want to settle. Well, not settle, but have a place of my own to call home. As much as I love to travel the globe and leave every few weeks, I love having a place to come home.

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Which is why we’re going to throw away WAY more money than we should on a perfect little home, complete with three bedrooms (one for an office and one for the future heartbreaker/crazy child of ours), a beautiful kitchen and a backyard with a fence and a little deck. I’ve been running for so long, I just want a place I can plant my feet for a little while, that’s all.

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

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Yields about 12 muffins. Inspired by Baked Perfection.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 16 – 18 minutes


  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • Dash of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flours, baking soda, brown sugar and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the flour and mix in the eggs, oil, applesauce, vanilla and Greek yogurt, mix to combine. Carefully stir in the blueberries and lemon zest.
  3. Fill each liner about 3/4 the way full with batter.
  4. To make the topping, mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon together. Using a pastry knife, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse sand. Top the batter with the crumble topping.
  5. Bake for about 20 – 22 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving (1 muffin):

Calories: 276.5
Fat: 10.1 grams
Carbohydrates: 41.6
Fiber: 1.7 grams
Protein: 4.75 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

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  1. Posted by Brenda@SugarFreeMom on
    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    A beautiful looking blueberry muffin! Better than in any bakery!
  2. Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    We live in a very expensive area of the country was so hard to save up for a house! These muffins look great - and better than anything you could buy.
  3. Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    There's nothing I love more than grabbing a big ol' bakery muffin. But why bother when this one looks way betteR?!
  4. Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    You can never go wrong with a classic blueberry muffin! Looks delicious!
  5. Posted by Angie on
    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    That's one gorgeous blueberry muffin!
  6. Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    Awww I hope you find the perfect home very soon! I know how you feel. OK, now pass me a few of these muffins!
  7. Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    that is one beautiful looking muffin..and yay for saving to buy a house. Every $20 does count in the long run.
  8. Posted by Ginny McMeans on
    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    Nice! I bet this is so moist. Homemade is always better too!
  9. Posted by Samantha on
    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    There is almost nothing better than a fresh blueberry muffin from a bakery. Except maybe these!
  10. Posted by Lora @cakeduchessa on
    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    How cool that you're investing in a house...and these muffins, yessss!!
  11. Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    These look amazing! I can't wait to make these soon!!
  12. Posted by Marjory @ Dinner-Mom on
    Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    I'd definitely take this homemade version over the bakery one every single time. Delish!
  13. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Oh my goodness these are just breakfast perfection.
  14. Posted by Meseidy on
    Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Oh blueberry muffing how I love you! :D
  15. Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Blueberry muffins are my weakness! Dangle a blueberry muffin on a chain and swing it side to side. I'll be immediately hypnotized. Then you can make me cluck like a chicken or something.
  16. Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    I love how you made these so much better than any coffee shop would. Kudos for putting that extra in the savings fund for the new home. I'm sure you will find it soon - and when you do - we want to see pics!
  17. Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Homemade always wins over store bought, especially when it comes to muffins and pizza!! I'll be making these asap!
  18. Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Gorgeous muffins!
  19. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Ummm can you send me one of those :)
  20. Friday, August 1st, 2014
    I'm suddenly craving a good blueberry muffin... I might have to make these this weekend!
  21. Posted by Amallia @DesireToEat on
    Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
    mm yummy blueberry it.
  22. Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
    Our trips to the coffee shop sound eerily similar. I can't imagine anything better than waking up in a home of your own to these blueberry muffins.