Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Unofficially it is blueberry week here at the Grilliot household.  With a gallon of blueberries they need to be eaten, baked, jammed   or rolled around on the floor.  And since I’m not a fan of run away blueberries I opted to consume our recent harvest.

This is my favorite blueberry recipe, the crumble topping along with all the buttery goodness inside, seriously good.

The good news is, I gave up baked goods about six months ago.  The bad news is I ate three of these in a day.  Oh well, it was my birthday this week so I really don’t care.

So if you can’t pick em’ yourself, go ahead and grab some blueberries at the grocery store and indulge a little.

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

7 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1/3 cup whole milk

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Topping

3 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Put a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line muffin pans

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Keep an eye on the butter.  Melt and cook down the butter until little brown bits appear in the pan.  The crackling will subside and butter will begin to brown fairly quickly after that.  Keep a close eye.  Remove from heat.

Whisk milk, egg, yolk and vanilla until combined.  Add the brown butter and stir to combine.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl  Add milk and butter mixture all at one and stir gently to combine.  Gently but thoroughly fold in the blueberries.

Divide the batter among muffin cups and spread evenly.

To make the topping combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until crumbly.  Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the cups.

Bake until golden and crisp and a wooden pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.  Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes then remove from the pan.  Serve warm or at room temperature.