Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe
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Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe

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I combine the dry ingredients for these muffins the night before baking. In the morning, I add the remaining items, fill the muffin cups and pop them in the oven. Brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans give them coffee cake-like flavor. -Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into paper-lined muffin cups. Top each with 1 teaspoon nut mixture and about 2 tablespoons batter. Sprinkle with the remaining nut mixture.
  3. Bake at 400° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; spoon over muffins. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Coffee Cake Muffins in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p29

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workinmomTX User ID: 742853 252200
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"These were awesome! I doubled the recipe and otherwise followed the recipe. It made a dozen and a half regular sized muffins. This is a keeper."

theresamoss@hotmail.vom User ID: 5615179 35912
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"These muffins are fabulous. Everyone just loves them. I make them at least once a month. I sub the pecans with walnuts because I usually bake with them. I also sometimes do almond flavoring. They are the best!!"

martylb User ID: 1456305 205101
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"These are tasty. They even look like coffee cake inside. Will definitely make again."

LoriRilling User ID: 1775393 115042
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"These are a hit with my family. I too put the dry ingredients ready the night before. I use chopped walnuts since some people in my family do not like pecans. These do not last long in my house when I make them. Your house will smell so good when you make these. Perfect for a Saturday/Sunday . I have made this many times, and everyone loves them! The do not last long."

Sylvia Beschman User ID: 1277826 80941
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"These were excellent. I put together different ingredients in separate bowls the night before (except for wet) and the next morning it went together easily. I used walnuts because I had no pecans, but it was still DELICIOUS."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 37118
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"My kids enjoyed these and I found them to be moist but I thought they needed something. Not sure what exactly, maybe vanilla extract in the batter next time."

beezx4 User ID: 1361009 113300
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"i combined all ingredients together, moist, tasty. i put a small amount of glaze on them. i thought they were yummy"

annacalifornia User ID: 5363527 107500
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"I should have waited to review. Tried the second batch at a lower tep and they were delicious. Will definitely make again."

annacalifornia User ID: 5363527 58538
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"I have a old oven, but these were very overdone. I am going to try again for about 16 minutes."

Hydes User ID: 4541175 43591
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"Quick and easy to make. The family loved them!"

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