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Delicious Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe

A Delicious Anytime Treat

by: Lara Katz

These coffee cake muffins make a great snack or a special treat for breakfast during the holidays. They also make a great dessert served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Make them regular size or mini—either way they are delicious. 


½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 ¾ cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
2 large eggs
¼ tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk* (or make your own, see below)
¼ tsp cinnamon

  Preheat oven to 375.

  Spray a regular or mini-size muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with muffin cups.

  Mix ½ cup sugar and 1 ½ tsp cinnamon together in a small bowl.

  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium size bowl.

  Mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  Add eggs, one at a time. 

  Add vanilla, buttermilk and ¾ tsp cinnamon. Add in flour mixture and mix until just blended.

  Fill muffin cups half way with batter, sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar-cinnamon mixture and top with batter so muffin cup is full.  

  Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar-cinnamon mix on top of each muffin.

  For regular size muffins bake 20 minutes, for mini bake 12-15 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

  Allow muffins to cool in pan before removing. 

Makes 12 regular-size muffins or 24 mini muffins.

*Making your own buttermilk: Place 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1 cup. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Use as much as recipe calls for.

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