Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

These muffins are a great treat to take to the office. The dry ingredients can be combined the night before in order to speed up the process in the morning.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl beat the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  4. Spoon 1 Tbs. of batter into paper-lined muffin cups.
  5. Top each with 1 teaspoon nut mixture and 2 more tablespoons of batter.
  6. Sprinkle with the remaining nut mixture.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  9. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cool muffins.


Most Helpful

Perfect in every respect including the smell! I am freezing some of the muffins for camping. The only thing I might do differently next time is sub in applesauce to replace some of the oil which would not affect the taste of this delicious muffin but would bring the fat amount down a bit. I would pour some applesauce into the 1/3 cup and then pour in the oil to fill it up-save myself a dish to wash. Thank you a for great keeper. Made for the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap '08 for the Peppers.

WiGal August 02, 2008

These were delicious! I love how easy they were to make and that I have all of the ingredients in my pantry. They freeze and re-heat well too even with the glaze. I heat them at 250 degrees in my toaster oven for about 15-20 minutes. They are warm like they have been freshly made and the glaze doesn't burn or melt off.

swanddwarfs April 05, 2008

I had been looking for a coffee cake using oil, since I was out of butter and came across this. I misread the title (thinking it was for a cake, not muffins) but decided to put it in a square pan anyway! This resulted in a classic coffee cake, with a very fluffy inside. I loved that the topping got nice and toasty, adhered to the cake without crumbling, all without any butter! Thanks Chef Buggsy, for posting. I'll be making this one again! Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado August 28, 2007

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