Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Hey folks, I hope you had a great weekend! I was able to unplug from the interwebs and enjoyed a relaxing day at the lake with the husband on Saturday. And on Sunday I ventured to the Great NY State Fair with my sister-in-law, her 12-year old daughter and a friend. We had a great time and may have spent way too many hours there that my feet still hurt.

brown butter blueberry muffins |

On the blog front, things have been clearly slow. I have not moved yet thanks to one big unforeseen complication that has delayed the process and we are playing the waiting game. Let me explain. When I bought my domain name ( I did it through Google who registered it with This was eight months ago. So when the move was being talked about a few weeks ago, I told Jessica (the website designer) that I have a registered domain already and it is through Godaddy. Based on that, she scheduled the move to happen over the weekend, needing only two days to have everything taken care of and I would be up and running by Monday with a new design.

But of course that didn’t happen, we didn’t even get to start the move. Apparently the first step of these things is to transfer your domain name to your new host. Well turns out Google had switched my registration from Godaddy to some other company that is the slowest in the world in giving you the information you need to move your domain name. It’s not available on their website and you have to contact their mighty slow customer service and wait for an approval to transfer your domain registration which will take up to 5-7 business days. So here we are still waiting on them.  

Lesson learned: Research domain registrations before taking the plunge. If you have already taken the plunge, reassess the next time you are up for renewal. People seem to love Godaddy, and I would suggest you register your domain yourself with them and not go through Google or anyone else that might complicate your life in the future. If you would like to know where not to register your domain, email me.

End of rant!

brown butter blueberry muffins |

With that, there are these brown butter blueberry muffins we must attend to! By now you should know my love for brown butter (you don’t?? I thought we were friends. See here and here). As we are saying goodbye to August and the last week of summer, fresh berries at the farmers market will be a thing of the past soon. So here is to enjoying blueberries before they are out of season! These brown butter muffins are a great morning pick-me-upper and an easy to-go breakfast. They are moist and as always the brown butter provides a deep flavor and aroma that only enhances the taste buds. If you are one of those that dislike blueberries, then make these muffins with your favorite berry. Just hurry before the berries go!

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
For topping:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3½ tablespoons sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with liners.
  2. To brown butter: In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk butter constantly and cook down until brown bits appear in the pan. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, combine milk, egg, yolk and vanilla extract. Add the brown butter and whisk to combine.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add wet ingredients all at once and stir gently to combine. Fold in the blueberries. Be careful not to over-mix.
  5. Divide the batter equally among the prepared muffin cups.
  6. Make topping by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl. Rub together until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let muffins cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm.
Adapted from Joy the Baker


  1. Allie | Baking A Moment says

    So sorry for all your domain troubles! Ugh, sounds like a complete nightmare… these kinds of things never seem to go smoothly. Well, hopefully it’ll all be behind you in a few days. Your muffins look gorgeous! I want to take a bite! ;)

  2. Meghan says

    This is one of my favorite blueberry muffin recipes! Yours look just as good as I remember them being. Good luck figuring out everything with your website!

  3. Catherine says

    Dear Zainab, It sounds like you had a fun weekend with the family. I’m sorry to hear though about all the troubles Google gave you. What a exhausting process. Truth be told, I’ve been heavily considering registering my domain. I’ve been contacted recently by a web designer…but I’m not sure yet it I should or not. If it is ok with you, I would love to email you and get your advise on the subject.

    These muffins looks fabulous, as always. I could really go for one with a cup of coffee right now!

    Blessings my dear friend, Catherine xo

    My email address is Catherine75[at]AOL[dot]com. I would love to hear from you and appreciate your advice. Thank you!

  4. Julie @ This Gal Cooks says

    Hi Zainab! I left a comment here earlier but I guess it did not post. I thought it had an issue since I was posting from G+. :/

    Anyhoo, that’s weird that you are having problems with the domain registrar. I have Go Daddy. When I switched from Blogger to WP I did not have to move my registrar to my domain host. In fact, I would suggest that you keep it separate from your host, especially if you are going with Bluehost. Another blogger had her hosting and domain registrar with BH. When she switched to SErvint and cancelled her BH account, her registrartion for her domain was also cancelled and she lost about a week’s worth of content. Just something to think about!

    Hope you are having a good day. I love these muffins. Pinning and sharing on FB and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Oh boy, the trouble doesn’t end after the move? Lol! My troubles are not with Godaddy, I wish I had them. Thanks for the advice. I will definitely do this once I am up for renewal. It sounds smarter to have the two separate just in case.

  5. Amy Lee Scott says

    Zainab, I love unplugged weekends and yours sounds amazing! Tech problems are so frustrating but hang in there. And these muffins look so delicious! I could drink brown butter like it’s my job :)

  6. The Cooking Actress says

    *phew* I almost got my domain through blogger but I thought goDaddy seemed more reliable! You’ll get there girly, don’t stress!

    These muffins look fab-esp. because you know I love that browned butter ;)

  7. Jamie says

    These would be a major hit in our house. My 5 year old loves everything blueberry. Brown butter just seals the deal for me.

    Hope everything with the move goes smoothly! I’m in the redesign phase which is exciting hopefully I do not have any major snags. :)

  8. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says

    Sorry for all the domain issues, hope it’s all worked out!

    What can I say about these muffins? Not only do they look perfect (seriously) but I am closing my eyes and just swooning at how good they taste! I need to make these!

  9. Steph says

    BROWN BUTTER…this is something I need to try. I still haven’t branched out to try it…but these muffins are making me wanna get out my skillet and some butter and get to work

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      You did? Wow! Total respect for you Nancy ;) I am so computer illiterate that I couldn’t even think about trying that. I get a headache just listening to people talk about codes this, SEO that etc.

  10. Brooke Schweers says

    Your love of browned butter makes me SUPER happy because I happen to LOVE it too. Yes love is an understatement. What other type of food tastes SO good in both savory and sweet dishes?! Im sorry you are having problems with your domain name, I also bought mine through google and now will seriously re-think that when I renew mine. Hope its all getting sorted :)

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