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Easy Coffee Muffin Recipe

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You’ve probably heard about the coffee cake. No, not the one flavored with coffee but the one served with coffee. This spongy, slightly moist and a bit crumbly cake is without a doubt one of the best cakes you can serve with coffee, but you know what? Coffee cakes get old. It’s time for a revamp!

Let’s make coffee muffins based on an authentic recipe for coffee cake. These muffins are just as moist and crumbly but are much more fun — because they’re muffins, of course. Here’s how to make them.

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What goes into coffee muffins?

To make a batch of coffee muffins, you need a muffin tray; although a cupcake tin is also highly effective, you get smaller cakes, and that’s fun as well.

Then you need flour, sugar, eggs and baking powder. That sounds like a cake, right? And the secret ingredient is sour cream. The sour cream adds moisture, creaminess and a lovely tang to the muffins, making them even more compatible with the equally acidic coffee.

You’ll also need a preheated oven to make sure the muffins rise, so fire yours on fifteen minutes before putting in your muffin tray.

How to make coffee muffins?

To make these fluffy goodies, combine the dry ingredients first. Sift the flour if lumpy. Then, add the wet ingredients, the eggs, sour cream and vanilla.

Keep in mind that coffee cakes are meant to be neutral and basic; they’re meant to be enjoyed without stealing the spotlight from the coffee. These muffins are just that. Let’s just say they’re pretty basic, but that’s the idea. With that in mind, we’re not garnishing this or anything; we’re leaving them plain and simple.

Variations and substitutions

Of course, you can go all-out and add blueberries, chocolate chips or shaved chocolate to the batter to make your muffins flashier, and that’s okay too. And you can top them with crushed nuts for a crunchy bite. The sky’s the limit, really, so go crazy!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time35 min
  • Total Time50 min
  • Serving Size9
  • Energy254 cal




Preheat the oven to 350°F.


In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Pour in the eggs one at a time while whisking and add the sour cream and vanilla. Incorporate.


Add all items in order until the recipe is finished – thank you


Pour the mixture into 9-muffin tin fixed with muffin liners.


Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.


Wait until the muffins have cooled down before unmolding.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size9
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories254
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat6.6 g78 g8.46%
  • Saturated Fat3.7 g20 g18.5%
  • Total Carbohydrate45.1 g275 g16.4%
  • Dietary Fiber0.8 g28 g2.86%
  • Total Sugars22.4 g
  • Protein4.9 g50 g9.8%
  • Calcium87 mg1300 mg6.69%
  • Iron9 mg18 mg50%
  • Potassium4 mg4700 mg0.09%
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