01 February 2010

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

Sometimes I have an item I want to bake in my head but no recipe that meets that something. Does this ever happen to you? I decided that I would really like a coffee cake like muffin, heavy on the cinnamon and with a yummy streusel topping. So I glanced through cookbooks and searched the internet and just didn't find what I was truly after. Finally, I decided to use a sour cream coffee cake recipe as a base and work from there. The result was quite delicious. My two year old son put it quite simply after his first muffin, "More, more, more." That's exactly the way I was feeling.

I have frozen these and defrosted them overnight to wonderful results. I have also, because I am the Queen of Impatience, taken them straight from the freezer and just heated them wrapped in a paper towel with equally pleasing results. I have made another batch and just frozen them to have on hand when I am too lazy to make breakfast but want something more than cereal of a Fiber One bar.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins


1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup eggbeaters (or 2 large eggs)
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup fat free buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans (fine pieces)
1/4 cup ground oatmeal
2 tablespoons butter

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins or line cups with baking liners.
2.) Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well.
3.) Sift dry ingredients together in separate bowl; flours, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to cream mixture.
4.) Combine streusel topping in separate bowl, using pastry blender to cut butter into other ingredients.
5.) Put small dollop into each muffin tin, top with some of the streusel topping. Finish filling muffin tins with muffin batter.
6.) Bake in oven 18-20 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

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