#MuffinMonday: Coffee Cake Muffins

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It’s time for another Monday filled with muffins!

#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins to brighten their Mondays. There isn’t a theme to #MuffinMonday posts so anything goes, as long as it’s a muffin! (A big thank you to Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for helping organize everything this month.)

You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.

While I typically try to provide some slight form of nutrients in my muffins, sometimes (like last month) it’s just about comforting deliciousness. Not that healthier muffins can’t be delicious. But. You know what I mean.

Originally the thought for making coffee cake muffins came about by needing to use up a tub of Greek yogurt in my fridge before its expiration date. My husband suggested I make a version of our favorite coffee cake. I thought I’d make it into muffins to satisfy March’s #MuffinMonday. But then I realized, my coffee cake is truly a cake and wouldn’t qualify with the muffin method of baking. It really has been too long since I’ve visited that recipe and need to do so again soon!

With coffee cake muffins now needing to fill a void in my stomach, I reached out to trusy ole Pinterest.

Coffee Cake Muffins | Sew You Think You Can Cook | http://sewyouthinkyoucancook.com

These muffins are bursting with cinnamon. And there’s almost nothing better than cinnamon! To kick that coffee cake element into full gear, these muffins get a streusel topping added. I had quite a bit of streusel topping leftover, so I toasted it up for 10 minutes in an even layer on a baking sheet. It’s perfect for topping your morning yogurt.

There is also a simply vanilla glaze to go over the top of the muffins. I assure mine did receive a drizzle of extra sweetness, though by the time I got around to pulling out my camera, it was invisible.

This recipe makes 1 dozen muffins.

Coffee Cake Muffins

Ingredients for streusel:

  • 1/3 C superfine sugar
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 C flour

Ingredients for muffins:

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1/3 C canola oil

Ingredients for glaze:

  • 1/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Make the streusel: Whisk together the sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Add the melted butter. Fold in the flour until fully incorporated, break apart into crumbs, spread out on a baking sheet, and set aside.
  3. Make the muffins: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and oil. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine.
  4. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin tin. Top with the streusel, patting it down into the muffin. Bake 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out cleanly. Remove muffins to a cooling rack.
  5. Make the glaze: Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Pour over the cooled muffins.

*This recipe is adapted from Chungah at http://damndelicious.net/2014/03/24/coffee-cake-muffins/*

Coffee Cake Muffins for #MuffinMonday from Sew You Think You Can Cook

And don’t forget to check out these other muffin recipes:

Apple Oatmeal Muffins by Food Lust People Love

Asparagus Goat Cheese Muffins by Farm Fresh Feasts

Cacao Nib Muffins with Dark Chocolate Glaze by Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Cheese & Thyme Muffins by Passion Kneaded

Coffee Cake Muffins by Sew You Think You Can Cook

Oh My Darling Muffins by A Day in the Life on the Farm

#BundtBakers: Fruit and Nuts

4ae7b-bundtbakerspostThis month #BundtBakers are baking cakes with fruits and nuts! #BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month creative host is Shilpi of Simply Veggies.

I almost didn’t make it this month. Even with a lovely planner I wrote the reveal date on the wrong Thursday! I thought I had an extra week to make my cake. That’s why you’re seeing an almost repeat recipe this week. I posted a beautiful Cherry Coffee Cake on Monday. I would have scheduled that post for later had I realized I’d be making another coffee cake for #BundtBakers. Originally I planned on a Blueberry Almond Cake I found in the latest edition of Food Network Magazine. Upon further investigation of the recipe I realized it wasn’t easily transferred to a bundt pan. I also didn’t have all of the ingredients needed. But I did have everything I needed for another coffee cake.

While I used my usual coffee cake recipe, I changed up the topping and made a walnut streusel. I don’t know if it’s the streusel or the magic of a bundt pan but this cake turned out differently. And it’s fantastic! It reminds me of the store bought coffee cakes my grandmother would buy to have at the lake.

I wasn’t sure how to put the streusel on the bundt because putting it on top of the batter like I normally do would mean it’s on the bottom. I took a risk and put it into the pan first. But I still had extra streusel left over so I put it on top/bottom too. Turned out beautifully, now every bite has some streusel!

Instead of using a large bundt pan I used my Bundt Duet Pan, now Stuart and I each get our own cake! If you don’t have smaller bundt pans feel free to use an 8×8″ cake pan and bake 65 minutes. If you try this in a regular bundt pan let me know if there’s enough batter to fill out the pan! I’d also suggest cooking 60-65 minutes.

Blueberry Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel

Ingredients for streusel:

  • 1/4 C toasted walnuts (I used this method)
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1/4 C dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick cold butter, cubed

Ingredients for cake:

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste (I used Nielsen-Massey)
  • 1 C Greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield Organic)
  • 1/2 C pitted and chopped fresh cherries
  • 1/2 C fresh blueberries

Steps:

  1. Make the streusel: Place toasted walnuts, flour, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt in a food processor. Pulse a couple of times. Add the cold cubed butter and pulse until a fine crumb is reached. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heavily grease two 2.5 C bundts.
  3. Make the cake: In a large bowl whisk together 2 C flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add in the vanilla paste.
  5. Incorporate a third of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once combined add 1/2 C of yogurt. Add another third of the dry ingredients. Once combined add the last 1/2 C of yogurt. Add in the final third of the dry ingredients.
  6. Assemble the cake: Divide half of the streusel between the two bundts. Divide half of the cake batter in the prepared pans. Evenly distribute the blueberries and cherries, top with remaining batter, and the rest of the streusel.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a knife comes out cleanly.
  8. Allow cake to cool in the pan before turning out.

*The streusel recipe is adapted from http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/2947/walnut-streusel-topping/?locale=en_US*

Blueberry Cherry Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel for #BundtBakers from Sew You Think You Can Cook

You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about #BundtBakers, can be found on our home page.

And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:

Almond Rhubarb Bundt Cake from Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm

Aloha Bundt Cake from Olivia at Liv for Cake

Apple Pecan Bundt Cake from Bea and Mara at I Love Bundt Cakes

Apricot-Almond Bundt Cake from Cali at Cali’s Cuisine

Banana Peanut Butter Bundt Cake from Jana at Jenny and Sweets

Banana Monkey Bundt Cake from Los Chatos Chefs at Los Chatos Chefs

Banana Pecan Bundt with Bananas Foster Frosting from Stacy at Food Lust People Love

Banana Split Bundt Cake from Andrea at Adventures in All Things Food

Cherry and Almond Bundt Cake from Lara at Tartacadabra

Cherry and Nuts Bundt Cake from Diego at La Mejor Manera de Hacer

Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cakes from Teri at The Freshman Cook

Cherry Pistachio and Honey Bundt Cake from Ethel at eating in instead

Cinnamon Raisin Coffee Cake from Vonnie at My Catholic Kitchen

Eggless Mango Almond Bundt Cake from Shilpi at Simply Veggies

Generra Bundt Cake from Kelly at Passion Kneaded

Lemon Lime Pistachio Bundt Cake from Rocío at kidsandchic

Orange and Pecan Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache from Deepti at Baking Yummies

Orange Blossom Honey Nut and Blueberry Cake from Anshie at Spice Roots

Peach and Pecan Bundt from Catherine at Living The Gourmet

Peach Coffee Cake from Julie at Eat, Drink, Be Mighty

Pineapple-Pecan Bundt Cake from Kathya at Basic N Delicious

Pineapple Sundae Bundt Cake from Colleen at Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Pomegranate and Pistachio Kugelhopf from Laura at Baking in Pyjamas

Roasted Banana and Black Walnut Bundt Cake from Terri at Our Good Life

Summer Fig Bundt from Margaret at Tea and Scones

Vegan Orange Ripple Rhubarb Cake with Pistachio Sauce from June at How to Philosophize with Cake