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Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins


If you are looking for a soft, yet slightly crumbly, cinnamon-y coffee cake, this muffin is for you. Enjoy!

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablesppoons cream


Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 35mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F and line one 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.

CRUMB TOPPING: Combine all ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside until ready to use.

FILLING: whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Set aside until ready to use.

MAKE THE MUFFINS: combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together oil, egg, and milk. Pour wet ingredient mixture over dry ingredient mixture and stir with big wooden spoon until just combined.

Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter to each of the prepared muffin cups. Then, add 3/4 to 1 teaspoon (depending on how much you like cinnamon!) of the cinnamon swirl filling to the center of the batter. Top with an additional 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter.

Cover muffins with crumb topping, then bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool in pan for a few minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

While they cool, whisk together the cream and powdered sugar to form a thick glaze. If too thick, add a bit more cream. If too thin, add more powdered sugar. Drizzle over top of cooled muffins.

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