Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins – the mini version of your favorite coffee cake! Topped with the best crumb topping!
Can you ever resist a freshly baked coffee cake muffin with a perfect sky-high crumb topping? I know I can’t.
I know you love this coffee cake and the crumb topping on these crumb bars for the topping so I knew that combining the two will make one crazy delicious muffin. There is a time for cake and there is a time for a cake muffin. Because desserts that are good to take on-the-go get an extra plus. Pack them into a lunch box or add to your picnic basket. Pack for a road trip or to munch on in the car while running errands.
These muffins are perfectly cinnamon-y and sweet and I just know that you will love them! I love my mornings with a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. But I love them even more when I can have this muffin with my coffee.
I love coffee cake crumb topping. It’s my favorite part of the cake, to be honest. And these babies could not disappear faster. About 30 minutes after taking photos of these muffins, I found a plate with just one left and few crumbs on it. Can you tell that my family loved them? 🙂
HOW DO THEY TASTE?
These muffins have a perfectly balanced crumb: not too dry, not too moist. It’s all thanks to the brown sugar. I glazed one muffin with a simple glaze (1/2 cup of powdered sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons of milk for the whole batch) but honestly, I liked them better without it. You can use melted butter in place of the oil but the muffins may come out slightly crunchier. I prefer the oil and hardly ever use melted butter in bundt cakes, cakes or muffins.
THE CRUMB TOPPING
It may seem as there is a lot of the crumb topping. Trust me, it’s just the right amount. Just like in this New York Style Crumb Cake, the topping really is the star in these muffins. For some, it will be the best part! One thing about this topping: most recipes use cold butter that’s cut into the dry ingredients (similar to making biscuits) but if your butter is not cold enough – the topping will melt on your muffin. It’s easier to use already melted butter. It bakes into a perfectly crumbly crunchy topping.
They are just so good! Grab one and go! Enjoy the sweet cinnamon-y goodness in every bite. Or crumb.
If you have time this weekend, please make these. You will be glad you did!
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