Delicious Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where the aroma of freshly baked muffins is all around. Today, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite recipes that will make your taste buds dance with joy – Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins.

As a coffee lover, I believe that coffee and cake are a match made in heaven. These muffins are perfect for breakfast or brunch or just as an afternoon snack with a cup of hot coffee. The soft and fluffy muffin base with a cinnamon streusel topping tastes incredible and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Making these muffins is easy and requires only a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. In less than an hour, you can have freshly baked muffins ready to be devoured by your family and friends.

So put on your apron and get ready to make some delicious and easy Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins that will impress everyone. With this recipe, you’ll become a baking pro in no time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins
Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

Are you ready for a delicious treat that will make your taste buds dance with joy? If so, you’ll love this Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins recipe! Here are three reasons why:

First and foremost, these muffins are incredibly easy to make! With simple ingredients that can be easily found in any kitchen, even novice bakers can enjoy these delicious treats. All you need is some cake flour, cinnamon, sugar, and a few other ingredients to create a heavenly batch of muffins.

Secondly, the streusel topping is what makes these muffins truly unforgettable. Cinnamon-sugar crumble topping creates a wonderful contrast in texture and flavor with the soft and fluffy cake muffin beneath it. It’s like an explosion of flavors in your mouth with every bite!

Lastly, this recipe is versatile! You can easily swap out some ingredients with your favorite ones to add your personal touch to it. Try substituting peanut butter for coconut oil or sour cream instead of vinegar to give it a unique flavorful twist. You could even add some chocolate chips or nuts to the mix!

In conclusion, this Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a good treat that can be whipped up in no time but doesn’t compromise on taste. Trust me; once you try them, they will become one of your go-to recipes for breakfast or dessert inspiration for years to come!

Ingredient List

 These Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins are sure to be your new breakfast favorite!
These Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins are sure to be your new breakfast favorite!

Ingredient List

Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious coffee cake streusel muffins. Make sure you have all your ingredients prepared beforehand, as it will make the process smoother and faster.

For the muffin batter:

  • 2 cups of cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sour cream

For the cinnamon streusel:

  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (or one stick) of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of cake flour

With these ingredients at hand, we’re ready to proceed with making these fantastic coffee cake streusel muffins.

The Recipe How-To

 There's nothing like the warmth of a fresh-baked muffin to start your day off right.
There’s nothing like the warmth of a fresh-baked muffin to start your day off right.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, let us start making these delicious coffee cake streusel muffins. This recipe is easy and adaptable so even if you are not an experienced baker, you can still whip up a stunning batch.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

First things first, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Make sure the oven rack is in the middle position.

Step 2: Prepare the Muffin Batter

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of cake flour, 1/2 tsp of baking powder, 1/2 tsp of baking soda, and 1/4 tsp of salt until well-combined.

In another bowl, cream together 1/2 cup of granulated sugar with 1/4 cup of softened butter or coconut oil. Add in one egg and mix until incorporated. Stir in 1/3 cup of sour cream, 1/4 cup of milk, and 2 tsps of vanilla extract.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Step 3: Prepare the Streusel Topping

In a separate bowl, use a fork to mix together the streusel topping ingredients:
2 tbsp of softened butter or coconut oil
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
– Heaping 1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
– Pinch of sea salt

Step 4: Layering

Now we are ready to layer our muffin batter with streusel topping! Line your muffin tin with paper liners or grease them with cooking spray. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter, then add a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon streusel to the top of each muffin.

Next, fill the muffin cups with more batter until they are almost full leaving some space for streusel crumb topping.

Evenly divide the remaining streusel topping among the muffins, pressing it down lightly into each muffin with a fork.

Step 5: Baking Time

Bake the coffee cake muffins with streusel topping for approximately 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of one of the muffins.

Step 6: Cooling Time

Remove your muffin tin from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. After that, remove your coffee cake streusel muffins from the muffin tin and let them cool completely on a rack.

Now you have a beautiful batch of coffee cake streusel muffins that are perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon treat. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 With a buttery crumb topping and a moist cake-like interior, these muffins check all the boxes.
With a buttery crumb topping and a moist cake-like interior, these muffins check all the boxes.

Let’s face it, sometimes we don’t have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Or maybe we just want to mix things up and try something different. Luckily, with this Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins recipe, there are several substitutions and variations you can try to suit your preferences.

Firstly, if you don’t have cake flour on hand, all-purpose flour can be used instead. However, keep in mind that the texture of the muffins may be slightly denser as cake flour has a lower protein content than all-purpose flour. You can create your own homemade cake flour by mixing 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

Coconut oil can be substituted for any other neutral oil like vegetable oil or melted butter. For those who are allergic to peanuts, almond butter or sunflower seed butter could be used in place of peanut butter. If you are not a fan of cinnamon, simply omit it from the recipe or replace it with cardamom or nutmeg for a warm and spicy flavor.

For those who prefer a healthier option, coconut sugar can be used instead of brown sugar. You can also reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe to make it less sweet.

To add an extra layer of flavor and richness, swap out sour cream with cream cheese or Greek yogurt. You can also add in some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts to the streusel topping for added crunch and texture.

If muffins aren’t your thing, this recipe can also be made as a full-sized coffee cake. Simply pour the batter into a greased 9-inch cake pan and spread the streusel mixture over the top before baking.

The possibilities are endless with this versatile Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins recipe. Give these substitutions and variations a try to make this already delicious recipe all your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for sharing with friends or hoarding all to yourself—no judgment here!
Perfect for sharing with friends or hoarding all to yourself—no judgment here!

These coffee cake streusel muffins are delicious on their own, but they taste even better with a side of coffee or tea. Brew up your favorite cup of joe or tea and let the mix of flavors fuse together for the ultimate foodie experience.

For a decadent breakfast spread, serve these muffins alongside some freshly scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. The sweet and savory flavors will harmonize perfectly.

If you’re feeling indulgent, add a dollop of peanut butter on top of each muffin. Trust me, the nutty flavor pairs perfectly with the cinnamon and brown sugar streusel topping.

These muffins are also perfect for a casual brunch with friends. Serve them warm and let your guests help themselves to seconds – they won’t be able to resist!

Whether you’re enjoying them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, these streusel muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings. With the perfect balance of cinnamon, brown sugar, and crumbly topping, you’ll be in foodie heaven with every bite.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Elevate your coffee game with the perfect pairing: Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins.
Elevate your coffee game with the perfect pairing: Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins.

Listen up, because this section is important. As a busy barista, one thing I know for sure is that you need to have your coffee cake muffins ready to go at a moment’s notice. So, what do you do? You make ahead, store and reheat them like a pro.

To make ahead, you can prepare the muffin batter as instructed and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking. Alternatively, you can bake the muffins ahead of time and store them in an airtight container or freezer-friendly bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When it comes time to reheat your muffins, there are a few options. You can pop them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to warm them up, or place them in a preheated oven set to 350°F for about 5-8 minutes. This way your muffins will taste just as good as when they were first baked.

One pro tip I learned from my years of experience is that if you’re planning on freezing your muffins, leave off the topping until after they’ve been reheated. Otherwise, the texture might be compromised.

Overall, with these make-ahead and reheating tips on hand, you’re well on your way to becoming a coffee cake streusel pro!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Treat yourself (and your taste buds) with the sweet, cinnamon flavor in every bite.
Treat yourself (and your taste buds) with the sweet, cinnamon flavor in every bite.

Now that you know how to make coffee cake streusel muffins, let me share some tips for perfect results. From experience, I found that using cake flour rather than all-purpose flour makes a big difference in the texture of the muffins. Cake flour is lighter and fluffier, resulting in a more delicate crumb.

Another tip is to use sour cream instead of milk. The sour cream adds moisture and tanginess to the batter, making the muffins moist and flavorful. You can also substitute other dairy products like yogurt or buttermilk if you don’t have sour cream on hand.

Additionally, be sure to thoroughly mix the crumb topping ingredients until it resembles coarse sand. This will ensure that the streusel evenly covers the top of the muffins without clumping together.

When filling your muffin cups with batter, be careful not to overfill them. Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full to leave room for rising but prevent overflow.

Lastly, keep an eye on your baking time and temperature. Every oven is different, so it’s essential to check your muffins starting at the 18-minute mark and add on additional time as necessary until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to achieve perfectly baked coffee cake streusel muffins every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, coffee cake streusel muffins are a delicious treat that everyone should try. With their perfect balance of sweetness and cinnamon flavors, they make a great addition to any breakfast, brunch or snack menu. This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect for both novice bakers and seasoned pros alike. So why not give it a try today?

Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, these muffins can satisfy your cravings. The combinations of cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract make them the perfect comfort food to supplement your hot cup of coffee in the morning.

And with the versatility of this recipe, you can change up the flavors or ingredients to fit your preferences or dietary needs. You can use peanut butter or coconut oil, all-purpose flour or cake flour; the options are endless!

So go ahead and treat yourself to these moist and fluffy coffee cake muffins today. They’ll surely delight your taste buds and enhance your mood!

Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins

Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins Recipe

The smell in the house that this coffee cake streusel muffin recipe creates will wake up the family and have them rushing to the kitchen to see what is in the oven! The sweet taste of cinnamon and the crumbly texture of the nut butter topping makes this muffin recipe a winner!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 1366.1 kcal


Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 1 egg yolk, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup almond milk

Crumb Topping Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line muffin pans. In a medium bowl, prepare crumb topping of sugars, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil, and Betsy’s Best. Mix until incorporated. Add flour and mix until it forms a crumbly dough. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, make muffin mixture of flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add the 6 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 tbsp at a time. Add the egg, yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk and mix until all has been incorporated and is light and fluffy. Measure out 1/4 c of batter and place into muffin tins. Sprinkle a generous amount of crumb topping on top. Bake for 20 min or until crumbs are golden and toothpick comes out clean.
  • The coffee cake streusel muffin recipe can also be made into mini loaf pans or use a bundt cake mold for a coffee cake.

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Serving: 310gCalories: 1366.1kcalCarbohydrates: 191.6gProtein: 19.5gFat: 60.2gSaturated Fat: 42.6gCholesterol: 117.3mgSodium: 425.1mgFiber: 4gSugar: 81.8g
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