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Friday, October 14, 2016

Coffee Cake Muffins


I've been absolutely, completely overwhelmed lately.  So much so that instead of trying to tackle it all, I've opted to do nothing in a lot of cases.  In the long run, putting things off won't help but for now it's the only thing I can think to do to survive mentally and emotionally.  This feeling of being overwhelmed stems from life with a newborn, postpartum hormone changes, the death of my grandfather, the upcoming five year anniversary of my mother's death, work stress, blog work stress, and the list goes on, my friends. Now that I think about, I may just need a getaway (just me and the beau).

But, I digress.

When life feels this way all I want is comfort food so I must admit that I've been eating like a pig lately.  Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies dipped in cold, cold milk has been my favorite vice of choice these past few weeks...an item that isn't even allowed in the house.

ALSO READ:  Food You Should No Longer Bring Into Your Home

But, oh how I love a good muffin too (and a good, strong cup of coffee).  My mid-morning go-to snack is either oatmeal or a muffin.  Muffins are such perfect take-along snacks.  Don't you agree?  Plus, it's like having cake for breakfast.  But let's not even get into how I feel about muffins because y'all already know I have a thing for them.  Just know that I'm totally obsessed with these coffee cake muffins in particular right now and you should give them a try.

They'll make you feel better.


Ingredients
1¼ Cups flour
½ Cup sugar
1 Tsp baking powder
½ Cup milk
½ Cup butter
2 Tsps cinnamon
1 Large egg
Pinch salt
⅛ Cup chopped pecans

Crumbs
⅛ Cup milk
⅛ Cup butter
¼ Cup flour
1 Tbsp honey


Topping
¼ Cup powdered sugar
¼ Cup water

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Use an electric whisk to combine egg, butter, and sugar.
Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk for three minutes.
In a different bowl, use the hands to combine the crumb ingredients.
Place muffin cups into a muffin tray.
Pour the first mix halfway of each muffin cup and top with the crumbs.
Take to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
While baking mix the topping ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a piping bag.
When ready, take the tray out of the oven and wait 5 minutes before taking the muffins out of the tray.
Garnish with icing, serve and enjoy!

ALSO READ:  Why You Should Bake Muffins Often

Tips
To make it dairy free, swap the milk for water and the butter for coconut oil or vegetable oil.



Meet our recipe contributor, Ana Fernandez!  She's a baker, photographer and the (full-time) eater behind the blog, Carmela POP.  She's passionate about food photographer and spends her days creating Pin-worthy recipes.  

If you're looking to add a food blogger to your team be sure to check out Ana's website, Recipes for My Blog.  



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8 comments

  1. Wow these look incredible! I can't wait to try this recipe! (no better combo than coffee an CAKE!)

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  2. These look so yummy! I'm going to pin this recipe as a reminder to try it. - Trish

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  3. These look so delicious! I love coffee cake!

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  4. Ughhhh. I love a good muffin, AND I love a good coffee cake! These are the best of both worlds. I'm dying over here I need to have one now!

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  5. I absolutely love coffee cake, so these as muffins are perfect! ...help with portion size as well! And yes, all I've been wanting lately is comfort food, which is definitely not helping with my diet plan but I'm glad I'm still working out which is therapy within itself. Hugs, prayers and love to you!

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  6. These look SO good! It makes me want one right now lol pinning for later def!! <3

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  7. Mmmm I haven't had a good coffee cake in so long. I want to send this to my mother so she can practice it before I come home to New Jersey!

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  8. Wow these look amazing! I need to try this recipe ASAP!

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