Coffee Cake Muffins

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"Coffee Cake Muffins with a little hidden bundle of cinnamon in the middle!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (61.4 g)
  • Calories 229.1
  • Total Fat - 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 23.6 mg
  • Sodium - 192.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 17.4 g
  • Protein - 3.1 g
  • Calcium - 81.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine the first five ingredients in a small bowl; stir well, and set aside.

Step 2

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl; stir well. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 3

Combine the milk and egg; add to the flour mixture, stirring just until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 4

Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into paper-lined muffin pans; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon reserv ed brown sugar mixture. Top with remaining batter; sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar mixture.

Step 5

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Tips & Variations

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What yummy muffins these are, with a tender crumb and a delicious cinnamony, nutty flavor! We love that little surprise inside and on top!

review by:
(12 Apr 2021)

Daily Inspiration

Delicious as I knew they would be. Love the cinnamon pecan layer inside the muffin and on top. These muffins will go great with our morning coffee if I can keep DH out of them. LOL Definitely a keeper of a recipe.

(6 Apr 2021)


Great muffins that reminded me of a coffee cake my mom makes for the holidays. The cinnamon filling and topping is perfect and like that it is so easy to mix up a batch. Perfect with a good cup of coffee in the morning. Made and reviewed for breezermom's win Football Pool - Week 21 Super Bowl.

review by:
(19 Feb 2019)


Delicious simply delicious. We really enjoyed these tasty treats. Perfect amount of spice and sugar. The muffins were quick and easy to make resulting in lovely big muffins with a beautiful crumb. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. Made for Best of 2015.

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(16 Feb 2016)

dienia b

i made these at the other place when at hope lodge ,they voted this recipe their favorite , it is very special

review by:
(10 Feb 2016)


My husband says these are great muffins! I know my daughter will love them, too. I liked the fact that I didn't have to drag the mixer out to make them. They rose beautifully and look so pretty. I skipped lining the muffin tin with paper, so I sprayed it with cooking spray. The muffins came out very easily. Thank you!

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(9 Feb 2016)