Coffee Cake Muffins

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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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  1. Those look DELICIOUS!

  2. Ooooooh I wish I could make these! It would be so cruel to my son who can’t have a lot of cinnamon though. 🙁

  3. These look amazing! I love muffins and I love coffee cake. These would be the perfect breakfast for me 🙂


  4. Sweet Lordy those look delicious!!

  5. These look delicious!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. These sound soooooooooooooooooooooo good. Thanks for the recipe and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. Coffe and cake. Two of my favorite things in one post. Well done and these looks delish

  8. I have already printed this recipe!! Cannot wait to make them Christmas morning. Thank you for sharing. I visited from Works For Me this morning. May you have a Merry Christmas!!!

  9. Those look so good! I want to come over to your house for breakfast!

  10. YUMMY!

  11. I love coffee cake & muffins…great idea to combine them..these look amazing!

  12. 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 says

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

  13. and what to do with the shortening?

  14. and what to do shortening

  15. oooooh I am making these tonight!!!

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