Coffee Cake Muffins


Let me just start by saying these were delicious. It’s well known in my house if something looks ugly then it probably tastes good!


Beautiful right?

I do not excell at things that require using the same amount consistently. Meatballs, cookies, muffins all give me trouble! Next time this will be made in a loaf pan. I’ll let you know how that goes.

When this recipe says “spoon in a small amount of batter” It’s serious. Like a tiny small amount not a big fat spoon full.

Because of this I ran out of batter at 8 muffins instead of 12. I also had quite a bit extra of the sugar mixture. So I just put that on top. It did make them have a nice crunchy top but, they looked burnt. As usual I skipped the nuts.

None of this bothered the teens in my basement. They ate them right up. I try to do my backing when my son has his friends over to play RPGs. It’s at least 2 nights a week so I get lots of chances to experiment on them.


I wish I knew more about who this recipe was from. This was one in the recipe box I bought at an estate sale.

Coffee Cake Muffins


  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C chopped nuts
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • Combine above and set aside.

  • 1 1/2 C sifted flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C shortening
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 C milk + 1 Tbsp OR 1/2 C buttermilk + 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles crumbs. Combine egg and milk. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened.

    Grease muffin pans or line with paper cups. Spoon in a SMALL amount of batter, then layer of nut mixture. Repeat layers filling pans 2/3 full. Bake in moderate oven 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.

    Makes about 1 dozen.



    As I typed this up I noticed another thing I did wrong. I only did one layer of the nut mixture.


    You can see the sad little layer here.Regardless of all the mistakes they were very good. I hope you will give them a try!

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