Whole Wheat Coffee Cake Muffins.
I have a huge confession.
I don’t really like coffee cake.
I mean, I like it, but I don’t. It’s not what I would choose in a moment of spontaneous hunger. It would never be picked over a doughnut, which I am apparently obsessed with now. (Crap.) I would never actually eat it while I drink coffee, which just confuses me. It probably wouldn’t be my first choice.
Let’s just say that.
However, if offered a piece I wouldn’t turn it down. Does this make sense? I am a very complex person. Clearly.
Complex and insane.
Then again, I wouldn’t turn down most edible items handed to me unless they started with a b and ended with a roccoli.
Seemingly, I might be in one of those changing-taste-buds phases because now I think I do like coffee cake. BUT. Only in muffin form. I don’t want your square slice of coffee cake covered in streusel. I just want this muffin.
Something about these just made me totally giddy.
Maybe it was the way I piled batter upon streusel upon batter in the muffin tin, taking my chances of overflow. Maybe it is because they are whole wheat but you seriously can’t tell at all, promise and swear. Mean it. Maybe it’s because they actually have a little streusel-type swirl going through the centers which… ahhhh!… was like the best thing I’ve had for breakfast in ages. Simple things excite me.
Whole Wheat Coffee Cake Muffins
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup of plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- streusel filling + topping
- 3/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt for the streusel topping. Cut in cold butter pieces using a fork or your fingers, until small crumbs remain. Set aside.
- In a smaller bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a larger bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until smooth, then add in yogurt. Whisk for a minute or two (it will start out lumpy!) until combined and light in color, then whisk in cooled butter. Fold in the dry ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix!
- Line a muffin tin with liners or spray well with nonstick spray. Fill the muffin tins almost halfway full with batter, then sprinkle with some of the streusel topping. Add another few tablespoons of batter on top, making sure to slightly press down so the top and bottom batters meet (or else the muffins will sort of separate easily). Top with another handful of the streusel topping.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden on top. Serve hot with butter!
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86 Comments on “Whole Wheat Coffee Cake Muffins.”
I actually am a huge coffee cake fan, and WITH coffee. lol! Not sure about whole wheat, though, but you’re making me want to try!
I know exactly what you’re talking about. When Hurricane Sandy hit us recently, I was home a lot. One day looking through a breakfast book, I decided to make an old-school coffee cake. Not something I’d crave but boy, it was good! I think it was the streusel on top but I’d just forgotten how good it can be. I did wonder about making them in muffin form….maybe next time…
How do you think these would turn out with 0% greek yogurt?
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Have you tried freezing these? I want to make them ahead of time for Christmas week.
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These are absolutely delicious. But don’t make them with regular whole wheat flour; they are too dense. I made them twice and the 2nd time I used pastry whole wheat flour and 0% Fage Greek yogurt and they turned out amazing! Great recipe.
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These look amazing – how do you think they would freeze?
These look amazing! I’ve wanted to make them for a couple weeks, but I cannot find whole wheat pastry flour anywhere!! Do you think it would work to use white whole wheat flour instead? Thanks!
probably! if anything, i’d also swap it for all-purpose.
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i’m a terrible baker, but i just made these and they’re LIFE CHANGING. i substituted nonfat greek yogurt for 2% and used applesauce instead of butter for the muffins (not the streusel)… the flavors are still awesome, but it’s super chewy/impossible to get out of the muffin liners. is that from the substitutions, or is it from overmixing?
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These were so delicious! Thanks for sharing!
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This is an amazing…and it looks soo yummy & sound so delicious…i will trying to make it …Thanks for sharing….
This looks so good! Everyone at my house will love it!