Coffeecake Muffins

"From Cook's Country Aug/Sept 2007 edition. This muffin tastes like a coffee cake, it is so good! There is cinnamon sugar streusel in the middle and top of the muffin. Very crunchy and sinful!"
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12 muffins




  • For the Streusel: Pulse 5 TBSP of granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter in a food processor until just combined. Reserve 3/4 cup sugar mixture for cinnamon filling.
  • Add pecans and remaining granulated sugar to food processor with remaining sugar mixture and pulse until nuts are coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl and set aside for streusel topping. Do not wash food processor yet.
  • For the muffins: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375°F Grease muffin tin with cooking spray and line with paper liners.
  • Whisk eggs, sour cream, and vanilla in bowl. Pulse flour, sugar baking powder, salt and butter in food processor until mixture resembles wet sand. Transfer to large bowl.
  • Using a rubber spatula, gradually fold in egg mixture until just combined. Place 1 TBSP of batter in each muffin cup and top with 1 TBSP of cinnamon filling. Using back of spoon, press cinnamon filling lightly into batter, then top with remaining batter. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over batter.
  • Bake until muffins are light golden brown brown and tooth pick inserted into center comes out with a few dry crumbs (about 22-28 minutes) Cool muffins in tin for 30 minutes, then carefully transfer to rack to cool.

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  1. These are *FABULOUS*! I increased the amounts to make 10 jumbo-sized muffins to take to work. They were so moist, tender and beautiful with their high rounded tops, some people thought I had purchased them at a bakery. When I DO open my corner bakery, these will be on the menu! Thanks Marz.
  2. ~PAC Spring 2008~ Fantastic muffin recipe! The streusel filling and topping are both delicious, adding a lovely cinnamon & nutty flavor. The muffins are so moist, due to the sour cream. I highly recommend this recipe. They are sooooooo good!! *Timing note - it took me a lot longer to prep the muffins than the time listed. Definitely worth it, though!!!!*



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