Skip the store-bought bakery items and whip up this family favorite recipe for the best Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins with Streusel.

The best Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins with Streusel slathered with butter

If you’re like me, then you like a little coffee cake with your streusel, which is why these Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins—starring alternating layers of extra-moist cake and cinnamon-sugar crumbles—are a breakfast dream.

Fork in bowl containing streusel crumble

Although the words “coffee cake” may prompt you to serve these bad boys for breakfast or brunch, the truth is, they’re just as good as an any-time snack as they are as dessert.

As we’ve learned time and time again, sour cream really is the secret to extra-moist and bakery-worthy baked goods. It lends a touch of tang while ensuring these muffins have the ultimate light and fluffy texture.

Muffins topped with streusel in paper-lined muffin tin

While I’m all for a classic slice of coffee cake (be it studded with raspberries or layered with strawberries), there’s just something about the appeal of a handheld breakfast. So you can skip the slicing and the forks and either spoon the batter directly into a greased muffin pan or use your muffin wrappers of choice.

I serve these coffee cake muffins hot from the oven slathered with unsalted butter. Whip up a bowl of my fave Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing and your breakfast or brunch spread is complete!

Easy sour cream coffee cake muffins with streusel on plate

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins with Streusel

Skip the store-bought bakery items and whip up this family favorite recipe for the best Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins with Streusel.
4.78 from 22 votes
The best Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins with Streusel slathered with butter
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients 

  • Cooking spray

For the streusel:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white or packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened and cubed

For the batter:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions 

Make the streusel:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the butter, and using a fork, mash the mixture together until well combined. (The streusel should be the consistency of wet sand.) Set it aside.

Make the batter:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set it aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, oil and sugar on medium speed until well mixed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low, and then gradually beat in the flour mixture, sour cream and vanilla just until combined.
  • Layer the batter and streusel in the prepared muffin pan by spooning a portion of the batter, then a sprinkle of streusel, topped by another portion of batter and a final sprinkle of streusel on top.
  • Bake the muffins until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool slightly in the muffin pan before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
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Batter recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.


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Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 156mg, Potassium: 147mg, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 435IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 1.6mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved these muffins. Very light and not overly sweet.
    The recipe actually made 15 muffins in my tins.
    Can’t wait to share with neighbor & friends!

  2. 4 stars
    I added 1tsp cinnamon to batter and I needed a bit more flour in the streusel to get a better consistency. I started the muffins at 425 for a few mins before dropping the temp to 350 until toothpick comes clean to get a nice doom shape. Wonderful muffins they were gone by the next morning

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