Coffee Cake Muffins are a delicious breakfast dessert or afternoon snack. They pair perfectly with, you guessed it, a cup of coffee! But even if tea is more your thing these will tickle your taste buds with sweet cinnamon and buttery crumbs.
COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS – LOW CARB, KETO, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, SUGAR-FREE, THM S
I have a bunch of crumb cake recipes here at Joy Filled Eats. An Almond Crumb Cake, a Blackberry Coffee Cake, and a Cranberry Cake with Walnut Crumb Topping. One thing that is always a must is that a Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping has a lot of crumb topping. That is the best part. They are all delicious but there is something special about individual Coffee Cake Muffins piled with buttery, cinnamon crumbs.
This past weekend I was blessed to be able to go on a women’s retreat. I go every fall and I love it. Gatherings like this are a perfect opportunity to share some of the baked goods that tend to take over my kitchen. Saturday morning I put my plastic storage container of these Coffee Cake Muffins on the breakfast table, simply labeled ‘Gluten Free Cinnamon Muffins’ and went to my seat. When I went to pick up my container later it was empty and I had a bunch of women come up to me asking for the recipe.
WHAT IS COFFEE CAKE
Anytime I make a coffee cake my kids are always in disbelief it doesn’t actually have coffee. My coffee loving 9-year-old is bummed and the rest of the kids are relieved. Coffee cake is a general term for a breakfast cake that goes well with coffee. Many are crumb topped but not all of them. Some are cinnamony bundt cakes with glaze or lemon and blueberry loaf cakes. You can group almost any morning sweet under the term ‘coffee cake’. But the most traditional is a yellow cake topped with buttery crumbs and powdered sugar.
HOW TO MAKE COFFEE CAKE FROM SCRATCH
Like most of my recipes, I strive to keep my coffee cake muffins easy. I make the batter in the food processor, put that into the muffin cups, and then make the crumbs in the same food processor without even washing it. As long as you scrape out the batter well with a rubber spatula you can skip the washing step. The ingredients to both the batter and crumb topping are similar enough that it doesn’t matter if it a little batter gets mixed into the crumb topping.