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My Favorite Coffee Cake Muffins of All Time

From time to time I like to bring back a recipe that I have already written about because #1: the recipe stands the test of time and #2: you need to experience the eye-rolling goodness you might have missed the first time around.

Today’s eye-rolling goodness is Coffee Cake Muffins.


They look amazing, right? Trust me when I tell you that they taste even better than you imagine.

Look at that crumb!


Let’s get to the recipe!

Coffee Cake Muffins


  • 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

These make memorable gifts, too. Just be sure to double the batch, because you are going to want a few for yourself!

Happy Baking, Y’all!


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Sunday 14th of August 2016

These look delicious!

Patti Tucker

Sunday 14th of August 2016


Nikki Frank-Hamilton

Tuesday 9th of August 2016

Oh my goodness! I love coffee cake and i love muffins, this is the best combination, ever! I will substitute a gluten free flour and these will be gobbled up before you know it! We all love muffins, and the topping? Oh yes! It's on!

Patti Tucker

Wednesday 10th of August 2016

The topping is where it's at!

Helen Fern

Monday 8th of August 2016

oh these look so good!! Would love to have you share it at the What's for Dinner Link up!

Patti Tucker

Monday 8th of August 2016

Thank you, Helen. They're a hit!

Cathy Lawdanski

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Love coffee cake AND muffins - the perfect marriage. Looks delicious. I would like to invite you to link this and any other posts on the #overthemoon link party that goes live at 5 p.m. CST on Sunday. I am one of the co-hosts! Pinning & Stumbling!

Patti Tucker

Thursday 4th of August 2016

It IS the perfect marriage! Thanks for sharing, Cathy!

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