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The lemon zest in these blueberry muffins brings an added brightness while the streusel topping with chopped nuts gives an extra dimension and depth of flavor.

BEFORE YOU START: This muffin batter can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated overnight for use in the morning, making it the perfect “make ahead and prepare for breakfast” muffin.


Yield: 12 muffins

½ cup all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons butter, softened

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup finely chopped walnuts

2 teaspoons lemon zest

2 cups all-purpose flour 2⁄3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

2 eggs

¼ stick of butter, melted

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1½ cups blueberries


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Preparation Method

  1. Combine the streusel ingredients in a mixing bowl until crumbly. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
  4. Carefully add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix only as much as necessary to fully incorporate.
  5. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  6. Divide evenly into a greased muffin tin.
  7. Top each muffin with the streusel mixture.
  8. Place the muffin tin into the convection steam oven on the wire rack set on position 2. Turn the oven on by selecting the Convection Humid Mode set to 350 °F.
  9. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, approximately 20 minutes.

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