The Speckled Palate
June 17, 2015

Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins for Father’s Day

Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins are the perfect baked treat for Father’s Day! Slightly sweet and topped with a crunchy crumble, these lemon and blueberry-filled muffins are sure to be devoured in no time.

Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins are the perfect baked treat for Father's Day! Slightly sweet and topped with a crunchy crumble, these lemon and blueberry-filled muffins are sure to be devoured in no time.

Our daughter was born in March, and this year has been one of firsts.

She’s our first baby… so last month, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. And this weekend, Winston will experience his first Father’s Day as a dad.

All these milestones are pretty cool, and we are doing our best to soak them in.

Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins | Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins are the perfect baked treat for Father's Day! Slightly sweet and topped with a crunchy crumble, these lemon and blueberry-filled muffins are sure to be devoured in no time.

Since Lady Baby is still too little to do something sweet for Winston, I’ve decided to help our girl out with my knowledge of her papa and my baking skills.

And one thing I know my guy loves is breakfast… so I wanted to make him a special Father’s Day treat. And when I was at the grocery store last week, I found the prettiest blueberries I ever did see.

That was all I needed for inspiration for our Father’s Day breakfast.

Except I couldn’t just make Blueberry Muffins. They needed to be something special… so I grabbed some lemons, too, and on the drive home, I decided it was high time for me to figure out how to top a muffin with a crumble.

It was a really good idea.

Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins | Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins are the perfect baked treat for Father's Day! Slightly sweet and topped with a crunchy crumble, these lemon and blueberry-filled muffins are sure to be devoured in no time.

Well, I did it. And let me tell y’all, these Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins are pretty spectacular!

They’re slightly sweet, but not too sweet, beautifully tart and bursting with blueberries. And the crumble topping is divine.

And the best thing? I surprised Winston with these one morning, albeit a little early for Father’s Day, and he l-o-v-e-d them.

So if you’re looking to surprise your dad (or a special guy in your life!) this Sunday, I recommend whipping up these muffins. Especially if he likes breakfast baked goods but isn’t a fan of the super sweet ones.

Here’s how you make ’em:

Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins
 
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Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins are the perfect baked treat for Father's Day! Slightly sweet and topped with a crunchy crumble, these lemon and blueberry-filled muffins are sure to be devoured in no time.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Makes: 18 muffins
Ingredients
Muffins
  • 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons (for coating blueberries)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups blueberries
Crumble
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with paper baking cups, then spray lightly with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. Toss the blueberries in the additional two tablespoons of flour. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix dry ingredients -- flour, baking powder and salt -- together. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, stir the applesauce, coconut oil and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the wet ingredients, stirring until combined.
  6. Add the eggs to the wet ingredients, stirring until incorporated.
  7. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until just mixed.
  8. Fold in the blueberries.
  9. Using an ice cream scoop, dollop the batter into the lined muffin tin. Set aside.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk the dry crumble topping ingredients -- the oats, flour, sugar and salt. Pour in the coconut oil, stirring until the crumble topping comes loosely together.
  11. Using your fingers, sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the batter in the muffin tins, dividing evenly between the 18 muffins.
  12. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown, then enjoy warm!

Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins | Blueberry Lemon Crumble Muffins are the perfect baked treat for Father's Day! Slightly sweet and topped with a crunchy crumble, these lemon and blueberry-filled muffins are sure to be devoured in no time.

How are you and your family celebrating Father’s Day?

9 Comments

  1. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    I don’t know how the men in my life feel about the blueberry/lemon combo, but it’s something I LOVE. Plus a crumble top? Yum! Hope Winston enjoys his first father’s day!

    • Erin

      Well, I think you should make this combo for them AND you. I mean… if you’re baking it, that means you need to like it, too. Thanks so much — we had a lovely day yesterday!

  2. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    What a sweet time for your growing family! I bet lady baby is happy to have some help from her mama, especially to make these sweet breakfast treats!
    I love that they aren’t too sweet, which is sometimes a turn off at breakfast time, and the lemon crumble on top…swoon. I cannot wait to make these for my Dad!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Amy! Lady Baby was thrilled that I offered some help… and she’s even more excited to try these breakfast treats when she begins eating solid foods. 😉

      I totally agree with you on the too sweet thing. We can’t handle things that are sickly sweet in the mornings, and the crumble is all kinds of divine. I hope your dad (and you!) enjoy these!

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  6. Ellen

    Perfect with a cup of coffee.

    • Erin

      Agreed, Ellen! These would be PERFECT with that!

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