Easy Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe
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coffee cake muffins recipe
Yields: 12 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 25 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins





These coffee cake muffins are moist, flavorful, and topped with decadent streusel topping. These muffins are just like the ones you would get in a bakery, but you can make them at home!

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If you like muffins recipes as we do, you should try our banana bakery-style muffins, pumpkin muffins, and our double chocolate muffins (coming soon).

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What are coffee cake muffins?

Coffee cake muffins are a mini version of your favorite coffee cake! Coffee cake muffins are made with a moist and flavorful muffin batter, topped with a layer of cinnamon sugar, topped with more muffin batter, and topped with delicious cinnamon-spiced streusel toppings.




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These coffee cake muffins are:

  • Extremely easy to make.
  • Extra moist muffins that stay moist for 3 days!
  • Topped with a delicious and buttery streusel topping.
  • Tastes better than the muffins they serve at the bakery.
  • Made with simple ingredients.
  • Perfect to make when you need a quick breakfast.
  • Made in under an hour from start to finish.

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Coffee cake muffins ingredients:

For the muffin batter:

Flour– we used all-purpose flour for this recipe, self-rising flour, and cake flour will work great as well.

Baking powder and baking soda – to allow the muffins to rise.

Greek yogurt- get your Greek yogurt to room temperature. Any percent of fat will work for this recipe.

Melted butter- use unsalted butter for this recipe. melt your butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Melted butter adds to this banana bread lots of moisture.

Buttermilk- we make our homemade buttermilk (1 cup of milk plus 1 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar).

Sugar- we used granulated sugar for this recipe. You can use caster sugar as well.




Brown sugar- adds a nice texture to the muffins.

Cinnamon- we love adding cinnamon to desserts, it adds so much flavor that we love.

Eggs- you will need 2 large eggs for this recipe. Make sure that you use room-temperature eggs in this recipe.

Vanilla extract- adds extra flavor.

Kosher salt- you will need about 1/2 tsp of kosher salt for this recipe.

For the cinnamon sugar:

Cinnamon- you will need 2 tsp of cinnamon.

Sugar- we used granulated sugar for this recipe.

Streusel topping:

Flour– we used all-purpose flour for this recipe, cake flour will work great as well.

Sugar- we used granulated sugar for this recipe. You can use caster sugar as well.

Cinnamon- we love adding cinnamon to the topping.

Pinch of salt- we used kosher salt.

Melted butter- use unsalted butter for this recipe. melt your butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Melted butter adds to this banana bread lots of moisture.




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How to make coffee cake muffins:

Preheat an oven to 180c (350f) and prep a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

Into a big mixing bowl, add the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, buttermilk, kosher salt, and cooled melted butter. Mix with a whisk until the mixture is well combined.

Into a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda, and mix until just combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix with a whisk until just combined. Don’t overmix the batter!

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Make the cinnamon sugar: mix cinnamon and sugar in a small mixing bowl until well combined.

Make the streusel topping: into a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix with a spoon until the mixture is well combined.

Scoop the batter halfway through with an ice cream scooper, and top with about 1 tsp of the cinnamon sugar. Scoop the second half of the mixture onto the cinnamon sugar topping.

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Top the muffins with about 1 tbsp of the streusel topping and press the streusel topping onto the muffin batter so it sticks and does not fall off while baking.

Bake in a 180c (350f) preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Don’t overbake these muffins! Let the muffins cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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Make a simple glaze: into a small mixing bowl, add the powder sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix with a spoon until the mixture is well combined and until the glaze is smooth and silky.

Top each muffin with as much glaze that you would like, and serve warm next to a cup of coffee or hot tea. Enjoy!

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Tips for this recipe:

  • Use room temperature ingredients. It is important that you use room-temperature ingredients like eggs and milk. This step ensures that your mixture mixes into a homogenous mixture and bakes perfectly. you don’t want to place cold batter into the oven.
  • Don’t overmix the batter, you don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour. This step ensures you have moist muffins and not dense and dry muffins
  • Mesure you flour correctly! When measuring your flour, avoid scooping it with a measuring cup. Instead, stir the flour with a spoon to create as many air pockets as possible, and spoon it into your measuring cup. Finally, level it with a back of a knife.
  • Push the streusel topping onto the muffins lightly so they would stick to the muffin top while baking and not fall off.
  • Add some of your favorite add-ins! Make this recipe your own and add your favorite muffins add-ins: chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, chocolate chunks, banana slices, chopped fruit, and more! Be creative!
  • Be patient! I know it’s extremely tempting to eat these muffins as they are pulled out of the oven, but let these muffins cool for at least 15 minutes so they will be more firm and won’t crumble up. These muffins are extra moist and melt in your mouth delicious, so it will be worth it to wait these 15 minutes.

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Frequently asked questions:

How do I store these coffee cake muffins?

It’s okay to store these muffins at room temperature. Make sure that you store the muffins in an airtight container so they won’t dry out.

How long will these muffins last?

These muffins will last for up to 4 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can I make these coffee cake muffins gluten-free?

Yes! Simply replace the flour with gluten-free flour, and make sure that you are using gluten-free ingredients (the ingredients are naturally gluten-free, but make sure just in case).




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Can I make this recipe dairy-free?

Yes! it’s easy to make this recipe dairy-free. Simply replace the buttermilk with vegan buttermilk or any of your favorite vegan milk.

Can I add nuts to these coffee cake muffins?

Yes! These muffins taste great with chopped toasted walnuts or pecans. You can add any of your favorite add-ins.

How long will the coffee cake muffins last?

These muffins will last up to one week in the fridge. Cover the muffins with plastic wrap or foil to prevent them from drying out. These muffins taste amazing for 3 days!




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Can I freeze the coffee cake muffins?

Yes, you can freeze these coffee cake muffins after they cooled completely in an airtight freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months, some people find the muffins taste better after freezing them.

What flour do you use for these coffee cake muffins?

We use all-purpose flour for these muffins. Self-rising flour and cake flour will work great as well.



How to serve coffee cake muffins?

We like to serve the banana muffins as is with our morning coffee or tea on the side. There are many ways to upgrade your banana muffins:

  • Toppings- these muffins can be topped with a simple glaze that we love to make. You can also make a cream cheese glaze or a maple glaze! Use your favorite toppings that you like to make the most!
  • Spread- spread these muffins with peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, or even pumpkin butter!
  • Add-ins- make this recipe your own and add your favorite muffins add-ins: chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, chocolate chunks, banana slices, chopped fruit, etc.

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Apple turnovers- These apple turnovers are so easy to make, come together in under an hour, and taste absolutely incredible. These apple turnovers are made with a delicious spiced apple filling and wrapped with flaky puff pastry.

Lemon ricotta pancakes- These lemon ricotta pancakes are fluffy, moist, and full of lemony flavor. These pancakes are made with lemon zest, lemon juice, and ricotta cheese that making these pancakes moist, extremely fluffy, and flavorful.

Peanut butter banana overnight oats- Overnight oats are one of our favorite healthy breakfast ideas, especially for busy mornings. We find this peanut butter banana overnight oats combination is the best combination for overnight oats.

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