Coffeecake Muffins

My kids really wanted muffins for breakfast so I found a recipe for coffee cake muffins on a website called CookiePie. They looked really delicious and sounded like the perfect breakfast treat. The recipe was really easy to follow – the only change I made was to add a bit of cinnamon to the muffin mixture. They were quick to make with little clean up. My kids and husband LOVED the muffins…I drooled and watched my family gobble them up while I ate my fiber cereal. I hate trying to eat healthy – UGH.

Coffeecake Muffins
Recipe and photographs by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe from CookiePie


  • 8 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces and chilled
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Coffeecake MuffinsPulse 5 tablespoons sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter in food processor until just combined. Set aside 1/2 cup of this cinnamon mixture for muffin filling.

Add pecans and the last 3 tablespoons of sugar to food processor with remaining cinnamon mixture and pulse until nuts are coarsely ground. Transfer to bowl and set aside for streusel topping.


  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp butter, cut into chunks and softened

Coffeecake MuffinsPreheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a muffin pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together the eggs, sour cream and vanilla in bowl. Pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and butter in food processor until mixture is nice and crumbly. Transfer to large bowl. Using rubber spatula, gradually fold in egg mixture until just combined. Place 1 tablespoon batter in each muffin cup and top with 1 tablespoon cinnamon filling. Using back of spoon, press cinnamon filling lightly into batter, then top with remaining batter. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over batter.

Coffeecake MuffinsBake for 22-25 minutes or until muffins are light golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the tin for awhile before moving them to a rack to finish cooling. Enjoy.

Coffeecake Muffins
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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  1. I see that the recipe calls for cinnamon but it doesnt tell you how much…. Could you answer that for me. Thanks. Caroll

  2. Caroll Lee,

    Thank you for letting me know it wasn’t in the recipe. I used 1 tsp of cinnamon. I have corrected the recipe and the printable recipe. Thanks again!


  3. Thank you so much for getting back with me…. My family and friends at work just love these muffins… Great Job!!!

  4. YUM! These turned out perfectly! I wanted to make some muffins quickly for my family for Sunday breakfast and didn’t realize how many steps this recipe had when I started because I hadn’t scrolled down through the entire recipe when I found it online, so I was worried the muffins wouldn’t be finished in time. But…..it was actually pretty easy and well worth the steps!