Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

I’m a big fan of coffee cake and what better way to merge coffee cake in a to-go form than via a muffin. This recipe comes together well and has all the elements of a traditional coffee cake. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Pssst… I  tweaked my  blueberry orange muffin recipe  to make  these cinnamon  coffee cake muffins. That’s the beauty of baking muffins, you  can always try different add-ins to change the muffin into something entirely new and delicious!


Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Makes 6 large muffins or 12 standard muffins


7 tbsp unsalted butter


1/3 cup buttermilk


1 large egg


1 large egg yolk


1 tbsp vanilla


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


3/4 cup sugar


1 1/2  tsp baking powder


3/4 tsp salt


1 tsp cinnamon


Streusel Topping


1/2 cup flour


1 tsp cinnamon


3 tbsp sugar


3 tbsp butter


To prepare the streusel topping add the ingredients to a bowl and combine with a fork until a crumble forms. Set to the side.


Muffin Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. In a small sauce pan melt the 7 teaspoons of butter until it browns. You will know it’s browned when you smell the nutty fragrance that comes from the butter. Make sure not to burn the butter.  Set the butter to the side as you will add it to the muffin mixture later. Add all of the dry ingredients to one bowl, flour, sugar baking powder and salt.  In another bowl add the whole egg, egg yolk, vanilla, browned butter and buttermilk. Whisk the wet ingredients together then add to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Fill your 6 or 12 muffin tin pan using an ice cream scooper to get evenly baked muffins. Once you spoon the muffin mixture into the muffin tin, generously  add the streusel topping on top of each muffin.


If you are baking 6 jumbo muffins bake for 25- 30 minutes. If you are making 12 muffins the baking time will be closer to 20-25 minutes. Make sure you check the muffins for doneness while they bake as oven baking times and temperatures vary. Once the muffins are done baking, cool completely,  then enjoy!








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