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Easy Bakery Style Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

by Nellie

These coffee cake muffins with streusel topping are so perfect for your morning tea. This easy to make recipe makes your favorite coffee cake easy to take with you!

Are you tired of feeding your kids cereal for breakfast? (I AM) If so, these muffins are for you! Make sure you try them out because they will be a family favorite in no time. 

It’s a classic coffee cake wrapped up in muffin form! This coffee cake recipe will become your new favorite muffins. The cinnamon streusel on top of the muffin makes these cinnamon coffee cake muffins recipe so good!

coffee cake muffin on white place with no muffin liner

Coffee Cake Muffins 

Just so you know, they are some of the most delicious coffee cake muffins you will ever try. Yes, you can dip them in a cup of coffee or a glass of milk and they will taste so good!

The only thing you can do now is make them and watch everyone in your family gobble them up. It’s so nice when you have an easy recipe you can make and everyone loves it! 

This easy coffee cake muffin recipe make fluffy moist muffins out of traditional coffee cake.

What makes a coffee cake a coffee cake?

Traditionally, coffee cake is a type of cake that has a strong coffee flavor and is often served with coffee. However, there are many different variations of coffee cake, so there is no one answer to this question.

Some coffee cakes are flavored with cinnamon and frosted with chocolate, while others are made with nuts or berries. These bakery style muffins is a classic recipe with a cinnamon sugar layer on the top of each muffin.

It’s my favorite recipe with coarse crumbs in the delicious crumble topping.

What is the secret to light and airy muffins?

The key to light and airy muffins is to use a combination of baking powder and soda. Baking powder helps the muffins rise while soda makes them fluffy. Some people use cake flour but this recipe calls for all purpose flour.

Another trick is to avoid over mixing the batter, which can make the muffins dense.

Why is a coffee cake called coffee cake when there is no coffee in the recipe?

The name coffee cake is actually a bit of a misnomer. The first coffee cakes were actually made with coffee, but the current definition of a coffee cake doesn’t include any coffee.

The name likely comes from the fact that coffee used to be served with cakes, and this type of cake was one of the most popular options.

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mixing the coffee cake crumb topping in a white bowl

How to Store These Breakfast Treats

Now that you’ve made these muffins, you may be wondering how you can store them. This is simple. You need a container that closes really tight, so no air can get in and dry them out. Once you have that container, you can easily place them on the counter.

What could make coffee cake muffins dense?

One potential reason for dense coffee cake muffins is over mixing the batter. When you mix the batter too much, it can make the muffins dense and tough.

Another potential reason is using a recipe that doesn’t call for enough leavening agents like baking powder or soda. Without enough leavening, the muffins won’t rise properly and will be dense.

What are some tips for making fluffy coffee cake muffins?

Some tips for making fluffy coffee cake muffins include using baking powder or soda to help them rise, avoiding over mixing the batter, and using a light hand when stirring in wet ingredients.

You can also try adding an extra egg to the batter or replacing some of the butter with oil to make it fluffier.

How do I get my muffins to rise higher?

There are several things you can do to get your muffins to rise higher. One is to make sure that you’re using a recipe that calls for enough leavening agents, like baking powder or soda.

You can also try adding an extra egg to the batter, or replacing some of the butter with oil. Avoid over mixing the batter, and use a light hand when stirring in wet ingredients.

Finally, make sure that your muffin tin is properly greased and that the oven is preheated before adding the muffins.

What ingredients do you need for these coffee cake muffins?

  • for the muffins:
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • for the crumb topping:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour

You won’t need any greek yogurt or lemon zest for these crumb cake muffins. This recipe is a mini version of your favorite coffee cake and it’s the best muffin recipe!

What is the best part of the coffee cake muffins?

There are many things to love about coffee cake muffins: the rich, moist texture; the sweet, streusel topping; and the fact that they make an excellent breakfast or snack. However, the best part of coffee cake muffins is undoubtedly the flavor.

The combination of cinnamon, sugar, and coffee is simply irresistible. These muffins are sure to please even the most demanding sweets lover.

What is the difference between muffin and cup cake?

Muffins and cupcakes are both baked goods that consist of a light, cake-like batter. The main difference between muffins and cupcakes is their size and shape.

Muffins are typically larger than cupcakes and have a more domed top, while cupcakes are smaller with a flat top. Additionally, muffins are often flavored with fruit or nuts, while cupcakes are typically frosted and decorated.

Do coffee cake muffins have caffeine?

No, coffee cake muffins do not contain caffeine. However, they are often made with coffee flavored extract, which can add a slight coffee flavor to the muffins.

If you are looking for a caffeine-free option, be sure to check the label of the extract before adding it to the batter.

What are some other delicious muffin recipes that I can try?

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Bakery Style Double Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

How can I make my coffee cake muffins more moist?

There are a few things you can do to ensure that your coffee cake muffins are moist and delicious. First, be sure to use fresh, quality ingredients.

Second, do not overmix the batter. Third, bake the muffins until they are just set and golden brown. Finally, allow the muffins to cool completely before serving.

Where can you serve these delicious coffee cake muffins?

These muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack. They also make an excellent dessert. Serve them warm, with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

Coffee cake muffins are best served fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Can kids help with the baking process?

Yes, kids can help with the baking process. This is a great recipe for kids to learn how to measure, mix, and bake.

Let them help you measure the ingredients, mix the batter, and add the streusel topping. Then, let them watch as the muffins bake in the oven. Finally, let them enjoy eating the delicious muffins!

Can I Freeze These Coffee Cake Muffins?

coffee cake muffins in a ceramic muffin tin

If you decide you want to freeze these muffins, you have come to the right place. You can individually wrap each muffin in plastic or aluminum foil to help preserve them.

When one of your kids wants one, you can pull them out one at a time and enjoy them! 

half eaten coffee cake muffins with fork

Have you ever made these? What did you think? Leave a comment below if you did make them because I’d love to hear from you. 

Easy Coffee Cake Muffins
Yield: 10-12 muffins

Easy Coffee Cake Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

This easy cinnamon filled coffee cake muffins are perfect for an amazing breakfast treat.


  • for the muffins:
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • for the crumb topping:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, cooled slightly
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin tin with paper cups or spray with a baking spray. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and flour. Add melted butter and stir in until it all comes together. Fluff with a fork to make a mixture that resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  4. In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir it all together with a wooden spoon, just until combined. Batter should be lumpy. Do not overmix!
  7. Scoop the batter into the muffin tin. It should fill each cup about 3/4 full.
  8. Sprinkle the topping on top of the batter of each muffin. It may seem like it's a lot of topping but try your best to use it all up.
  9. Bake the muffins for 15 to 18 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into each muffin comes out clean. It may take even 20 minutes (each oven is different and you should always check the doneness of each muffin with a toothpick, dry spaghetti noddle or a wooden skewer. )
  10. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 53mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 5g

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Stacie May 26, 2022 - 10:41 am

There is no granulated sugar inn the ingredients, but there is in the instructions. How much granulated sugar should it have?

Nellie May 26, 2022 - 10:43 am

There is only granulated sugar for the streusel. That is included in the ingredients.


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