Easy Coffee Cake Muffins With Crumb Topping

Love coffee cake but don’t have time to make a whole cake? These easy coffee cake muffins are the perfect solution! Keep reading for the full recipe.
Simon Vaughan
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Coffee Cake Muffin Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour;
  • baking powder (around 1 teaspoon);
  • baking soda (around ¼ teaspoon);
  • ½ teaspoon salt;
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter;
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar;
  • 2 eggs;
  • vanilla extract (around 1 teaspoon);
  • ½ cup (120 ml) sour cream or yogurt, at room temperature.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Place paper liners in all 12 cups of a muffin tin.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set this mixture to the side for now.
  3. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Then add the vanilla extract and sour cream. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with the crumb topping mixture (see below), pressing lightly into the batter.
  5. Bake the cake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Allow to cool before serving. Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea!

These coffee cake muffins are not only delicious, but perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. For added flavor, try adding in ½ cup of chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter before baking. These muffins also freeze well – just thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying. Happy baking!

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Crumb Topping Recipe

Crumb Topping:

  • ¼ cup flour;
  • 2 tablespoons sugar;
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) brown sugar;
  • 2 ½ tablespoons (35 grams) unsalted butter, cold and cubed;
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over muffin batter before baking as directed above.

Streusel Topping Recipe

If you prefer a streusel topping instead, try this recipe:

  • ½ cup flour;
  • ½ cup (100 grams) brown sugar;
  • ground cinnamon (around 1 teaspoon;
  • 4 tablespoons (55 grams) unsalted butter, cold and cubed.

Mix together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter. Sprinkle over muffin batter before baking as directed above.

Granulated Sugar vs. Brown Sugar for Crumb Topping

Both granulated sugar and brown sugar work well in the crumb topping recipe. However, using a combination of both will give you a deeper flavor. Brown sugar also tends to make the topping more moist and tender. Feel free to experiment with different types of sugars, or even add in some rolled oats for texture. Happy baking!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

If you want to add an extra kick of cinnamon flavor, try mixing 1-2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon into the muffin batter before baking. For added texture, sprinkle on some chopped nuts or extra brown sugar over the crumb topping mixture.

Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins

For a zesty twist, try mixing in ½ cup of lemon curd into the muffin batter before baking. Top with cream cheese frosting or a lemon glaze for added flavor.

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Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Add in ½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries to the muffin batter before baking for a tasty twist on these coffee cake muffins. To really amp up the blueberry flavor, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon zest into the crumb topping mixture for a hint of citrus brightness.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Muffins

Craving something chocolatey? Mix in ½ cup of chocolate chips into the muffin batter before baking for rich and gooey chocolate coffee cake muffins. Sprinkle on some extra chocolate chips over the crumb topping for even more chocolate goodness.

Tricks for Easy Coffee Cake Muffins

When making this recipe, there are a few things to keep in mind for easy and successful muffin baking:

  • for easy mixing, make sure all of your ingredients (especially the butter and dairy) are at room temperature before beginning;
  • to quickly bring eggs to room temperature, place them in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes before using;
  • for perfectly domed muffin tops, fill the muffin tins almost to the top with batter;
  • to easily remove muffins from the tin, run a butter knife around the edges before turning out onto a wire rack to cool;
  • adding cinnamon and salt to the dry ingredients will enhance the flavor of the muffins;
  • to keep leftovers fresh, place them in an airtight container or sealable bag and store at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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