Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coffee Cake Muffins

I have done it again, staying away for too long! This summer is just flying by, and that doesn't leave a lot of time for being in the kitchen, and I am missing it! I need my therapy sessions! These muffins are easy to put together and very, very good! They are moist, dense, and you have a swirl of cinnamon in the middle, well, I say the middle...but some of my swirls were more near the bottom of the muffin than the middle, but that didn't change the taste at all. Spread the warm muffin with a pat of butter and you have total comfort!

Coffee Cake Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Combine first 3 ingredients; set aside.

Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together the egg, milk, and oil; add to flour mixture stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Place paper cups in muffin pans, and lightly coat with cooking spray.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each of 12 cups; sprinkle evenly with half of brown sugar mixture. Top evenly with remaining batter, and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately; cool on a wire rack.

10 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Love these. I am needing some right now with my hot coffee. Comfort, yes, Id agree 100%!! Delicious!

Lindsey said...

Those look great and so simple!

Megan said...

You have been away so much! I was looking forward to seeing if your kids were going to be doing any baking!

Megan said...

These look like a perfect morning treat. Glad to see ya around. I was wondering where you had been!

Lisa said...

Hi Abby, I haven't visited in a while. You always make me want to fall off the sugar wagon when I visit. At first glance I thought these were donut muffins. They look yummy!!!

Ingrid said...

You can take short breaks but only if you promise to come back with yummy posts like this one. Yes, this is one that will be baked asap as I got the same jump to my heart as I did when saw your cinnamon roll cake for the first time. We all know how I feel about that one!
~ingrid

The Blonde Duck said...

These look delightful!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These muffins look great April. They look easy enough for me to try and bake them.

Sophie said...

I like the light texture these have, great recipe to have around for when guests are over :).

Mandy said...

Glad you're back. These look great and super easy, too! I'll be trying them out!:)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coffee Cake Muffins

I have done it again, staying away for too long! This summer is just flying by, and that doesn't leave a lot of time for being in the kitchen, and I am missing it! I need my therapy sessions! These muffins are easy to put together and very, very good! They are moist, dense, and you have a swirl of cinnamon in the middle, well, I say the middle...but some of my swirls were more near the bottom of the muffin than the middle, but that didn't change the taste at all. Spread the warm muffin with a pat of butter and you have total comfort!

Coffee Cake Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Combine first 3 ingredients; set aside.

Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together the egg, milk, and oil; add to flour mixture stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Place paper cups in muffin pans, and lightly coat with cooking spray.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each of 12 cups; sprinkle evenly with half of brown sugar mixture. Top evenly with remaining batter, and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately; cool on a wire rack.

10 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Love these. I am needing some right now with my hot coffee. Comfort, yes, Id agree 100%!! Delicious!

Lindsey said...

Those look great and so simple!

Megan said...

You have been away so much! I was looking forward to seeing if your kids were going to be doing any baking!

Megan said...

These look like a perfect morning treat. Glad to see ya around. I was wondering where you had been!

Lisa said...

Hi Abby, I haven't visited in a while. You always make me want to fall off the sugar wagon when I visit. At first glance I thought these were donut muffins. They look yummy!!!

Ingrid said...

You can take short breaks but only if you promise to come back with yummy posts like this one. Yes, this is one that will be baked asap as I got the same jump to my heart as I did when saw your cinnamon roll cake for the first time. We all know how I feel about that one!
~ingrid

The Blonde Duck said...

These look delightful!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These muffins look great April. They look easy enough for me to try and bake them.

Sophie said...

I like the light texture these have, great recipe to have around for when guests are over :).

Mandy said...

Glad you're back. These look great and super easy, too! I'll be trying them out!:)