Wednesday, December 10, 2008

cinnamon streusel muffins

I really, really love streusel. I could put it on top of just about anything, so when I found this recipe for Cinnamon Streusel Muffins, I had to try it. These came out a little dry, I'm not sure why, but other than that, they were delicious. I'll make them again.


Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
from Baking Basics and Beyond

Streusel Topping
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold butter

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, beaten

Heat oven to 400. lightly spray 12 cups in muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

For the topping:
Combine flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs with some pea sized pieces.

For muffin:
Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour by pushing ingredients out towards sides of bowl.

Combine milk, melted butter, vanilla and egg in a medium bowl. Pour milk mixture into the flour mixture, and stir only until the flour is moistened even though the batter is not smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl.

Divide batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 full. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon (or more!) of steusel over each muffin.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.

This makes 12, but I made 6 big muffins instead.

I've been a bit uninspired in the kitchen lately, what are your favorite recipes?


  1. Oh these sound wonderful! I am going to try them:) I believe that we have a few things in of them is baking!!! Very nice blog!


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  2. I hate it when things end up too dry as well. That stinks.

    I wonder if using buttermilk would make any difference, or the amount of flour? I am not a pro I have no idea. ;)

    I have a great collection of recipes to try on my stumbleupon account - you can view them here.

    Hopefully you will find something inspiring :)

  3. I share your love for streusel :) you have a beautiful blog!

  4. Hi, Hannah & everybody. This recipe is for oatmeal rolls & a friend gave it to me. They are quite good warm from the oven & spread with butter.

    Oatmeal Rolls

    3 cups warm water
    2 tablespoons yeast
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons salt
    2/3 cup powdered milk
    approximately 1/3 cup sugar
    1/2 cup melted shortening or oil
    1 1/2 cups oatmeal (old-fashioned oats, not the quick-cooking)
    flour to make soft dough

    Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl using about one cup of flour. Then add the wet ingredients. After that, mix in the flour and knead the dough, leaving a very sticky dough.
    After it's been set aside & raised, form into rolls adding a little more flour if needed just enough to keep them from being too sticky to form a nice roll.
    Let rise again.
    Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit until golden brown.