Sour cream coffee cake muffins with a cinnamon sugar ribbon and buttery crumb topping taste just like homemade coffee cake! Made with sour cream (for richness) and melted butter (for ease), top the cake-like muffins with a drizzle of vanilla glaze for the best breakfast.
- 2/3 cup (93 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup (56 g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp (2 g) vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups (210 g) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- 1 tsp (5 g) baking powder
- 1 tsp (6 g) baking soda
- 1/2 tsp (3 g) salt
- 1/4 cup (60 g) milk, at room temperature
- 1 cup (240 g) sour cream, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup (56 g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 large egg (50 g), lightly beaten
- 2 tsp (8 g) vanilla extract
Cinnamon Sugar Ribbon
- 2 Tbsp (24 g) granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp (24 g) light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp (14 g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp (4 g) vanilla extract
- 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp (30 g) milk
- Preheat oven to 425°F and line a 12-cup standard muffin pan with paper liners; spray liners lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
- Make crumb topping: Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl; add melted butter and vanilla, and toss mixture with a fork until completely incorporated and mixture is crumbly. Chill topping in the freezer until needed.
- Make muffins: Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Combine milk, sour cream, melted butter, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add sour cream mixture to flour mixture and fold in just until incorporated – the muffin batter will be thick.
- Cinnamon swirl: Combine sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Fill each baking cup with one scoop of muffin batter. Top with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixture, then top with remaining batter and sprinkle evenly with crumb topping.
- Bake muffins: Place muffin pan in the oven and bake for 5 minutes at 425°F. Without opening the oven door, reduce temperature to 350°F and continue baking for another 12 to 14 minutes (for a total baking time of 17 to 19 minutes), until muffins are golden, tops spring back to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached.
- Let muffins cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pan to cool.
- Make glaze: Whisk together melted butter, salt, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze over cooled muffins and let set.
- Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature overnight.
Sour cream: Full fat sour cream adds so much moisture and richness to these muffins. If you don’t have sour cream on hand, you can also use full fat Greek yogurt.
Nuts: Feel free to add up to 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts to the crumb topping.
Freeze muffins: Wrap leftover muffins tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze muffins up to 2 months for best texture and flavor. When you’re ready to enjoy, reheat in a warm oven (325°F) for 10 minutes or until heated through before serving.
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Keywords: Muffins, Crumb Muffins, Streusel Muffins