My Favorite Coffee Cake Muffins of All Time

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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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  1. It’s 100 degrees in my kitchen, but I still want these NOW! Oh my yummyness. Pinned! Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesdays!

  2. Oh my goodness. Yum! I am dying to make these now. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 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!

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

  5. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    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!

  6. These look delicious!


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