Moist & Fluffy Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe | Heavenly Treat

Good day fellow coffee lovers, my name is Simon and I am here to introduce you to a recipe that will revolutionize your mornings. Have you ever craved the warm, comforting flavors of coffee cake but didn’t have the time to make a whole cake? Fear not, for today I bring you a recipe for Coffee Cake Muffins!

These muffins are the perfect solution for anyone who wants to enjoy the taste of freshly baked coffee cake in a quick and convenient way. Not only are they easy to make, but they are also perfect for breakfast or brunch on-the-go.

With a moist and fluffy texture, cinnamon streusel topping, and a delicious crumbly center made of pecans and walnuts, these muffins are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. And let’s not forget about the subtle hint of coffee that gives these muffins their signature flavor.

So, whether you’re in need of a quick breakfast or just looking for a tasty treat to enjoy with your morning cup of joe, give this Coffee Cake Muffin recipe a try. Trust me when I say that it’ll become your new go-to recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins
Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee cake muffins – one of the most comforting breakfast or brunch options, perfect for sharing with friends and family or even to indulge alone in a cozy little nook with a good book. These muffins are warm, soft, fluffy, and satisfyingly sweet. With just the right amount of crumb on top and layers of cinnamon and brown sugar filling hidden inside, every savory bite leaves you wanting more. Here are some reasons why I believe anyone who loves coffee cake will absolutely love these muffins.

Firstly, they’re easy to make. Using basic ingredients like flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and milk, these little bites of heaven come together quickly and without fuss. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to turn out tasty muffins every time.

Secondly, there’s a lot of versatility with this recipe. You can easily swap some ingredients to cater to specific dietary requirements like using gluten-free flour or replacing milk with almond milk. Additionally, you can mix it up with an optional apple filling or even add some walnuts or pecans for some extra texture.

Lastly, these muffins are perfect for any occasion. Whether for breakfast, brunch or as an afternoon snack with your coffee – they hit the spot every time. And what’s great is that they can be enjoyed warm from the oven or stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a recipe that delivers comfort and coziness with each bite – look no further! Whether you prefer traditional coffee cake slices or fun-to-eat muffins that transport you back to childhood memories- these coffee cake muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings all year round.

Ingredient List

 Sweeten up your weekday routine with these delicious coffee cake muffins!
Sweeten up your weekday routine with these delicious coffee cake muffins!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins. Make sure to check your pantry for these items before you start baking to ensure that you have everything you need.

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Muffin Batter

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Glazed coffee cake muffins:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, these muffins can also be made with gluten-free flour. In addition, if you want to switch up the flavors a bit, try adding in some chopped walnuts or pecans to the streusel topping or diced apples to the muffin batter for a tasty twist.

The Recipe How-To

 Take a coffee break and indulge in these flavorful muffins.
Take a coffee break and indulge in these flavorful muffins.

Now, let’s dive into the How-To of this Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk

Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a muffin tin or line it with liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Mix in the vanilla extract and then add in the sour cream and milk alternately with the flour mixture until everything is well combined.
  5. To make the streusel topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter until crumbly. Mix in chopped walnuts or pecans.
  6. Fill each muffin cup about halfway with batter.
  7. Sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon streusel over the batter in each muffin cup.
  8. Top with more batter until each muffin cup is about ¾ full.
  9. Sprinkle more cinnamon streusel over each filled muffin cup.
  10. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy Your Perfect Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins!

Substitutions and Variations

 Each bite is like a warm hug in your mouth.
Each bite is like a warm hug in your mouth.

One of the great things about this Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins recipe is that there are many variations and substitutions you can make to customize the recipe and switch things up. Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

– Nuts: Instead of walnuts or pecans, try using almonds or hazelnuts for a slightly different flavor profile. You could also omit the nuts altogether for a nut-free version.

– Gluten-Free: For a gluten-free version, replace the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free flour blend, such as almond flour or oat flour. Be sure to use gluten-free baking powder and baking soda as well.

– Cinnamon Swirl: If you love cinnamon, try adding a cinnamon swirl to the muffins by layering cinnamon sugar with the batter in each muffin cup.

– Streusel Topping: Make a classic coffee cake-style muffin by adding a streusel topping made of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.

– Apple Coffee Cake Muffins: Add diced apples to the batter for an apple coffee cake muffin version.

– Vanilla Muffins: Try making vanilla muffins with subtle hints of cinnamon by omitting the cinnamon in the recipe and adding pure vanilla extract to the batter.

– Cinnamon Coffee Muffins: Use coffee instead of milk in the recipe for a more pronounced coffee flavor, and add an extra teaspoon of cinnamon for good measure.

Remember that these are just suggestions – feel free to get creative and play around with other variations!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect treat to accompany your morning cup of joe.
The perfect treat to accompany your morning cup of joe.

Now that you’ve baked yourself a batch of delicious Coffee Cake Muffins, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair them. These muffins are so versatile that you can really get creative with your choices!

First things first, these muffins are the perfect breakfast or brunch treat. They pair perfectly with a cup of hot coffee or tea, and their sweet taste is sure to brighten up your day. Alternatively, they also make for an excellent midday snack or an after-dinner dessert.

For those who prefer a savory twist to their meals, you may consider serving these muffins alongside some bacon and eggs for breakfast or a hearty soup for lunch. The sweet taste of the muffins pairs well with salty flavors and can help balance out the overall meal.

If you’re looking to go all out, try adding a dollop of whipped cream on top of your coffee cake muffin as an indulgent touch. You could also serve them with some fresh fruit such as sliced apples or berries to add some depth and extra flavor to your dish.

These muffins also have a wonderful compatibility with a range of beverages. Try pairing them with an iced latte or cappuccino for something cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. If you want something indulgent, then try pairing them with a hot chocolate or mocha.

In summary, these Coffee Cake Muffins are such a versatile treat that it’s easy to mix and match them with various types of food and drinks for different occasions throughout the day. Get creative with how you serve and pair them for an even more enjoyable culinary experience!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Fruit and nut topping adds a delightful texture to these muffins.
Fruit and nut topping adds a delightful texture to these muffins.

As an experienced barista, I know that life can get busy and having a reliable make-ahead breakfast recipe is a blessing. These weekday coffee cake muffins are perfect for your meal prep routine. You can make the batter ahead of time and freeze it for up to three weeks. When you’re ready to bake them, simply defrost the batter in the fridge overnight before baking.

If you have leftovers (which is unlikely), these muffins can be stored at room temperature, tightly wrapped in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap, for up to two days. If you’d like to store them for longer, freeze them in an airtight container or a freezer bag for up to one month.

Now, let’s talk about reheating. I know that no one likes a soggy muffin, so let me share with you my trick to reheat the muffins perfectly. If stored in the fridge, microwave each muffin for 10-15 seconds, or until warm. This will allow the muffin to regain its moisture and fluffiness. If you’ve frozen the muffins, allow them to thaw at room temperature for a few hours or overnight in the fridge before reheating.

These coffee cake muffins are perfect for mornings when you’re running late, a quick snack on-the-go, or even as a dessert paired with vanilla ice cream. Who said coffee cake can only be enjoyed at breakfast?

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfectly moist and fluffy, these muffins will have you coming back for more.
Perfectly moist and fluffy, these muffins will have you coming back for more.

As a barista and coffee enthusiast, I know the importance of attention to detail when making coffee. And this recipe, Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins, is no exception. To make these muffins really shine, here are some tips for perfect results.

1. Choose Quality Ingredients

The first tip is to use high-quality ingredients. Yes, it matters! Invest in good unsalted butter, fresh eggs, and quality flour. These ingredients affect the taste and texture of your muffins.

2. Measure Accurately

Measuring ingredients may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s crucial for baking. Follow the recipe closely and measure ingredients accurately. Use dry measuring cups for dry ingredients and liquid measuring cups for wet ingredients.

3. Room Temperature Ingredients

Baking with room temperature ingredients will make all the difference in the end result. Take the butter and eggs out of the fridge at least an hour before you start baking. This allows them to come to room temperature and mix better together.

4. Creaming Process

The creaming process is where the butter and sugar are beaten together until light and fluffy, which creates air pockets that help make your muffins rise properly. Make sure to cream the softened butter until it’s light and fluffy before adding in other wet ingredients for best results.

5. Don’t Overmix

Once all your ingredients are mixed together into a batter, be careful not to overmix! Over-mixing can lead to tough muffins with a dense crumb.

6. Streusel Topping

The streusel topping is an essential part of this recipe as it adds crunch to these soft muffins. Be sure to follow the recipe measurements when making the streusel topping so it remains crumbly while baking.

7. Test Muffin Doneness

After 18-20 minutes of baking time, it’s time to test doneness – insert a toothpick in the center of the muffin, and if it comes out clean, then it’s time to take them out of the oven.

By following these tips, you will have perfectly moist coffee cake muffins with a delicious cinnamon streusel topping. So put on your barista hat and get baking!

Bottom Line

Well, my coffee-loving friends, we’ve reached the end of our journey through the delicious world of coffee cake muffins. I hope you’re as excited as I am to make a batch of these mouth-watering treats!

Remember, with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of effort, you can be enjoying your very own coffee cake muffins in no time. Whether you prefer a classic cinnamon streusel or want to switch things up with an apple cinnamon crumb topping, there’s a recipe out there for everyone.

The best part about making these muffins? Not only do they make the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch spread, but they’re also great on-the-go snacks that will give you that extra boost of energy to power through your day.

So why not give them a try? With all the substitutions and variations available, you can tailor each batch to your liking and make them unique every time. Trust me, once you take that first bite, you’ll be hooked.

I hope this recipe article has inspired you to get creative in the kitchen and maybe even try something new. Remember my tips for perfect results, and don’t be afraid to experiment with toppings and flavors. The world is your muffin tray!

Happy baking and enjoy your delicious creations with a piping hot cup of coffee!

Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins

Weekday Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe

I have been making this recipe since I was first married. It comes from a Better Homes cookbook and it is one of our favorites.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 184.5 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 well-beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened


  • Sift 1 1/2°C flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl.
  • Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Mix egg and milk.
  • Add all at once to flour mixture.
  • Stir just until moistened.
  • Combine brown sugar, nuts, 1 T.
  • flour, cinnamon and butter.
  • Place half of the batter in greased or paper lined muffin pans.
  • Sprinkle nut mixture evenly over each one.
  • Top with remaining batter.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 632gCalories: 184.5kcalCarbohydrates: 26.4gProtein: 2.9gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 2.2gCholesterol: 19.5mgSodium: 178.5mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 12.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Quick Breads
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