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Coffee Cake Muffins

by TT Jr. June 27th, 2012 | Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
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My family members, or at least my step-dad, are avid soccer watchers.  His favorite team at this point is England, and they happened to be playing Sunday against Italy.  So, in honor of the game, we had a small get together with munchies and friends.  I volunteered to make something, I was hoping desperately I could land the baking spot.  And with my luck, I did!  I now had to rack my brain for a baked good I had not already made, or at least a variation of something I already had.  Frantically, my brain went through the usual checklist.  Cookies? long done; cupcakes? over-used; cake? boring; brownies? yummy, but I just made them last week.  Then, for some odd reason my head kept going back to cupcakes.  Cupcakes are so last year, why couldn’t I get them out of my brain?  Finally, the lightbulb went off, I wasn’t picturing cupcakes; I was picturing a muffin!  I tore through my brain, finding a better version of the overdone chocolate chip or blueberry muffin.  And finally my eyes landed on the coffee pot.  I knew what I would make, coffee cake muffins.

Coffee Cake Muffins

Muffin:
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup + 1 Tb. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Topping:
2 Tb. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1-1/2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

For the muffin, sift together all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Then, in a large measuring cup, mix all of the wet ingredients.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until only slightly lumpy.  DO NOT OVERMIX, over mixing will lead to heavy, doughy muffins, that will stick to their wrappers.  Mix the topping ingredients all together in a small mixing bowl, preferably with your hands.  Do not add the topping before you put the muffins in the oven, it will just sink to the bottom.  Scoop the muffin mix evenly into regular-sized muffin tins, lined with paper wrappers.  After five minutes of cooking pull the muffins out and add the topping.  Put back in for another nine minutes.  The muffins should bake for about fourteen minutes altogether.  Recipe makes a dozen regular-sized, delicious muffins.

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  1. Rosie says:

    Hah, don’t talk about avid soccer watchers:)Me and my family fall into the same category:)With only one difference,that our fav team is Italy and you can not imagine our excitement of their qualification for the final on Sun:) Which team you are going to be supporting, Italy or Spain? I am really thanksful for the receipt though and will def try ito ut for this Sun gathering, as even I have an Italian cousin, who will watch the game with us:)Big thanks for sharing it:)

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