These Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins are absolutely incredible and one of my absolute favorite muffins to bake since they’re so easy!
Pair these coffee cake muffins with streusel alongside your favorite cup of hot coffee and start your day off right!
Below I’ve outlined all the ingredients you’ll need to make these coffee muffins.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins Ingredients
Self Rising Flour – My easy, go-to flour for muffins with no extra rising agent needed
Cinnamon – The flavor star of the show appearing in both the muffin batter and streusel topping
Granulated Sugar – Adds the perfect amount of sweetness
Oil – I like using extra light olive oil, but you can use whatever oil you like!
Vanilla Extract – Adds a splash of flavor
Egg – Gives the muffins structure
Light Brown Sugar – Adds moisture and a yummy molasses flavor
Cinnamon – Pairs perfectly with brown sugar
Salt – To balance out the sweetness
Unsalted Butter – You want your butter to be cold
Flour – Helps create the perfect streusel/crumble topping
Milk – I prefer 2% but use whatever you like
Coffee Muffins Expert Tips
Coffee cake muffins are one of my favorite breakfast treats because they’re so delicious and incredibly simple to make.
That said, here are some of my best tips to ensure your muffins turn out perfectly moist and perfectly delicious every single time.
Measure your flour correctly
I prefer using a food scale for all my baked goods to ensure I’m adding the correct amount, but if you don’t have one make sure you use a spoon to stir your flour first, then spoon into a measuring cup and level with a knife.
You want to avoid scooping your measuring cup in the flour, as this will result in adding way too much flour.
Don’t overmix the batter
With muffins you don’t want to overmix the batter, so stir until JUST combined.
It’s actually okay for the muffin batter to be lumpy and to still see a tiny little bit of flour once mixed.
If it’s super smooth like cake batter, you’ve probably over-mixed it.
Press the streusel in the batter
When adding the streusel topping on your muffins, lightly press the streusel down into the muffins to ensure they bake onto the muffins.
If you don’t press it down into the muffin batter, the streusel will sometimes fall off onto the sides of the pan, making a mess when baked.
Don’t overbake your muffins
Dry muffins are usually a result of overbaking, so watch your muffins towards the end of the bake time, and remove from the oven when they are right on the verge of being done.
The muffins will continue to cook for a few minutes while cooling in the pan.
Tip: One easy way to tell if the muffins are close to being done is they will actually start to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins FAQ’s
What are coffee cake muffins?
Featuring a moist and delicious vanilla cake batter, a cinnamon sugar streusel topping, and a drizzle of simple powdered sugar icing on top, coffee cake muffins are absolutely divine!
They’re similar to traditional coffee cake, but baked into individual muffins, and are one of my favorite breakfast treats.
And if you’re a coffee cake lover like me, be sure and check out some of my other yummy coffee cake recipes below:
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Does coffee cake muffins have coffee in it?
Although the name makes it sound the way, coffee cake muffins aren’t actually made with coffee.
Instead, they serve perfect paired with coffee and are great for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack.
What flour do you use for coffee cake muffins?
This recipe uses my favorite self-rising flour.
Self rising flour makes life easier by combining all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt in one, with no measuring out individual ingredients.
It’s my number one choice for cookies, muffins, biscuits, and pizza crust since it makes baked goods light and tender.