Cinnamon Streusel Muffin Recipe

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Moist and rich, these beautiful bakery-style muffins taste as good as they look.

Course Breakfast. Snack.
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword bread, breakfast, cinnamon, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 339kcal
Author Paula




  • 1 and ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar light or dark, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup vegetable oil canola can also be used
  • 2 large eggs room temperature, beaten

Streusel topping

  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup brown sugar light or dark, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 and ½ cup all-purpose flour


  • Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line muffin tin with paper cups or spray with a baking spray.

Make the topping

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Add melted butter and stir in until it all comes together. Fluff with a fork to make a mixture that resembles coarse crumbs.

Make muffins

  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract in a different bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir it all together with a wooden spoon, just until combined. Don't' over-mix. The batter should be lumpy.
  • Using a spring release scoop, scoop the batter into the muffin tin filling it about 3/4 full. Sprinkle the topping on top of the batter of each muffin. It will seem like a lot of streusel but pile it on and use it all.
  • Bake the muffins for 15 to 18 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. It may take even 20 minutes (each oven is different, therefore, check the doneness with a wooden pick the first time you make them)
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg