Growing up, I vividly remember sleepovers at my best friend’s house with movies and chatting late into the night, then waking up to make blueberry muffins in the morning. As elementary schoolers, this consisted of mixing the “just add milk” blueberry muffin mix together and waiting impatiently in front of the oven as the fragrant muffins cooked up golden tops. Nowadays, I wouldn’t be caught with that powdered mix, not because it isn’t good, but because my eyes have been opened to the amazing flavors and textures of homemade blueberry lavender streusel muffins.
These blueberry lavender streusel muffins are bursting with real blueberries, filled with the delicate fragrance and subtle flavor of lavender, and topped with my favorite buttery brown sugar streusel to give the otherwise fluffy muffins a crunchy lid. The muffins are fluffy and light, with blueberries strewn throughout so you can find one in each bite. They are great warm from the oven for breakfast, or cooled down with a cup of coffee or tea for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
I love the contrast of the juicy blueberries against the light crumb of the muffin and the crunch from the sweet streusel topping. The streusel is simple and cinnamony, and you may want to eat most of it before it even goes in the oven. This is always my dilemma.
The lavender-scented steam that emerges when you cut into a warm muffin just begs for a small pat of butter, and you won’t regret providing it. The simplicity of a classic blueberry muffin, paired with the unique twist of lavender and streusel makes these perfect to serve to guests or family, but you may want to keep them hidden so you can eat them all yourself. No judgment here.
You can find this recipe over on Lexi’s site today and enjoy them for breakfast tomorrow :)
If you make your own blueberry lavender streusel muffins, be sure to tag me (@hopehwoodhouse) on Instagram so I can see your wonderful creations!