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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Coffee Cake Muffins

10am playdate.

Hostess says she'll have fresh fruit.  Plus she's making quiche.  And sangria.

So what do you bring?

These beauties.

Coffee Cake Muffins
from Mark Bittman, via The Chicagoist

5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
2 cups AP flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk, plus more if needed

For the topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or cashews

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line muffin tins with paper liners.  In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients together, along with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter.  Set aside.

In another bowl, mix together flour, sugar and baking powder.  In a third bowl, mix milk, egg and remaining 3 tablespoons of melted butter together.

Make a well in dry ingredients, add wet to it, and blend.  Fold until dry ingredients are wet, then add in half of the brown sugar/nut mixture.  Batter should be lumpy, not smooth, and thick but very moist.  Add more milk if needed to achieve this consistency.

Spoon batter into tins, filling them about 2/3 of the way.  Sprinkle remaining brown sugar/nut mixture on top.    Bake 20-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

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At February 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Sarah - The Home Cook said...

I'm looking for things to make for breakfast when I start working from home and these sound perfect!

At February 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM , Anonymous Jill (JBean Cuisine) said...

These look delicious Melissa! I've been craving coffee cake, so I can't wait to make this for breakfast next week!

At February 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, these look delicious! My husband is crazy for coffee cake. I have been meaning to try coffee cake in muffin form. Thanks for the recipe. I think I'll give it a try. Yum.

At February 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

These sound fantastic. I will try this weekend. I've been looking for a new muffin recipe. My husband loves muffins :)


At February 10, 2012 at 1:56 AM , Blogger simran said...

awesome!.........love to try this..thanks:)

At February 10, 2012 at 2:03 AM , Blogger simran said...

joined your blog through the GFC..love your blog:)

At February 10, 2012 at 3:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

These sound heavenly and I love the simplicity of them which makes them a wonderfully easy alternative to that terribly unhealthy boxed stuff!

At February 10, 2012 at 7:15 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I'm a big fan of muffins. And I think these look great!

At February 10, 2012 at 7:57 AM , Blogger CEK said...

I just saw these on Foodblogs and had to stop by to tell you how delicious these look. Have a great day!

At February 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not clear where you put the other 2 T butter?

At February 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM , Blogger Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Thanks for pointing that out - just corrected it!

At February 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Mrs Sea Monster said...

I pinned this today (saw your comment!) and already tried them out. Really tasty! Probably would be even better had I remembered to add the butter to the batter, but that's what happens when you cook with a toddler around! Ha ha! Will make again in the future WITH the butter, but even without these are more than good enough to share with my husband's squadron. :)

At February 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM , Anonymous Jessica said...

Any ideas for high altitude? I've seen some recipes where you add a Tablespoon of water to help, but not sure if it will work for this recipe.

At February 18, 2012 at 11:54 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Yum! This recipe looks amazing! Just found you through facebook. Looking forward to the rest or your adventures!

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