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Coffee Cake Muffins

Mrs. Tucker loves a good muffin, don’t you?  When I was first married, and a beginning cook/baker, I made these Coffee Cake Muffins for special occasions, like birthdays and Christmas morning.  Anyone who was lucky enough to be a recipient, raved.

They’ve been on my mind, so I decided to find the recipe and make them again, to see if they’ve stood the test of time.

Oh, momma.  They have.

Can you smell the cinnamon goodness:

Coffee Cake Muffins


The delicious middle:

Coffee Cake Muffins


Light and fluffy inside:

Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins

Yield: 1 dozen


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half


  1. Nut Mixture
  2. Combine brown sugar, nuts, flour, cinnamon and melted butter. Set aside.
  3. Muffin Batter
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Cut in shortening.
  6. Combine egg and milk, then add to flour mixture.
  7. Stir just until moistened.
  8. In greased muffin tins, spoon small amount of batter, add a spoonful of nut mixture, add more batter, then top with nut mixture. Once finished, muffin tins should be 2/3rds full.
  9. Bake @ 375° for 20 minutes.


~ You can substitute milk for half-and-half.

~ Makes 10 large muffins.

~ Best served warm

Do you know a newbie baker who’s not sure of their mad cooking skills yet?  Pass these along.  Easy to make + taste bonanza = lots of payoff for their baking efforts.

Happy baking!



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Wednesday 15th of March 2017

oooooh I am making these tonight!!!

Patti Tucker

Thursday 16th of March 2017

Well?! Did you lurv them?

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Wednesday 24th of September 2014

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Monday 13th of January 2014

and what to do shortening


Monday 13th of January 2014

and what to do with the shortening?

Mrs. Tucker

Monday 13th of January 2014

#5: Cut in shortening.

It means to mix the shortening with the flour using a pastry cutter or fork. Put shortening in with flour, then keep pushing it thru fork or pastry cutter until it resembles peas.


Sunday 5th of January 2014

These muffins are to die for! My son doesn't like cinnamon, but loves mocha. So I melted a little butter and mixed in mocha powder & a little sugar to make a mocha crumble. Marbled that throughout 3 of the muffins & did the cinnamon mixture on the rest. Loved them both! I will make these again & again! Thank you for a great recipe!

Mrs. Tucker

Sunday 5th of January 2014

Thank you for coming back and letting me you know you loved them! And the mocha sounds amazing. Glad you could satisfy everyone.