Seriously, these are delicious! The cinnamon, sugar, spicy/sweetness are all wrapped up in a lovely muffin package. They are the perfect breakfast treat!
I would serve them warm with a sinful slab of butter or better yet, whipped butter. The warmth of the muffin will melt the butter, letting it seep it’s way down into the cinnamon goodness.
By the way, I think I’ve made these before for my blog but they’re worth a second go round.
Coffee Cake Muffins (recipe care of damndelicious.net)
Muffins: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup milk, 1/3 cup canola oil, 2 large eggs
Crumb Topping: 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted), 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Glaze: 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon milk
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray; set aside. To make the crumb topping, combine sugars, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in melted butter. Add flour and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Spread out mixture on parchment paper to dry until ready to use. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, canola oil and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping, using your fingertips to gently press the crumbs into the batter. Place into oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk. Whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar as needed. When the muffins are done, cool for 10 minutes and drizzle the glaze on each muffin. Allow glaze to set before serving.