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Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These Cinnamon Streusel Muffins are filled with sweet cinnamon swirls and topped with sweet cinnamon and sugar. These muffins are perfect for breakfast on the go or as a treat with your morning coffee.


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For the streusel topping

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

For the muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 2 large eggs, whisked together
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (fat free, low fat or whole milk is fine)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position then preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a large 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, add the streusel topping ingredients and pulse until it is the texture of wet sand.
  4. Transfer the topping to a bowl.
  5. In the now empty food processor, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and butter.
  6. Pulse until the butter is incorporated and the flour mixture is just slightly crumbly.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
  8. Divide the batter into each muffin cup.
  9. Sprinkle the streusel mixture on top.
  10. Bake for 21-23 minutes until golden brown. Let cool, then enjoy.