Crumb Muffins

The hubby is never that excited when I make muffins. He enjoys them, he’s just more of a german pancake or chocolate chip pancake man. He devoured these Crumb Muffins. ‘Nough said.

Can Muffins Be Baked Without Paper Liners?

You can bake muffins and cupcakes without paper liners.

Be sure you spray your muffin tin with non stick spray.

Allow muffins to cool before removing them from the pan.

How Long Will Muffins Keep?

Muffins will keep for about 1 week.

They should be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container.

Can You Bake Muffin Batter In A Loaf Pan?

To convert a muffin recipe to make a loaf, set the oven rack in the middle position.

Decrease the oven temperature by 50 degrees.

Bake 60 – 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out a with few moist crumbs attached.

Crumb Muffins

Crumb Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 55 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


The hubby is never that excited when I make muffins. He enjoys them, he's just more of a german pancake or chocolate chip pancake man. He devoured these Crumb Muffins. 'Nough said.


Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar, 2 2/3 ounces
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, 2 2/3 ounces
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Table Salt
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, 1 stick, melted and still warm
  • 1 3/4 Cups Cake Flour, 7 ounces


  • 1 1/4 Cups Cake Flour, 5 ounces
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar, 3 1/2 ounces
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Table Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, 3/4 stick, cut into 6 pieces, softened but still cool
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Buttermilk
  • Confectioners' Sugar for Dusting


For the Topping

  • Whisk sugars, cinnamon, salt, and butter in medium bowl to combine.
    1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar, 1/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon Table Salt, 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Add flour and stir with rubber spatula or wooden spoon until mixture resembles thick, cohesive dough;
    1 3/4 Cups Cake Flour
  • Set aside to cool to room temperature, 10 to 15 minutes.

For the Muffins

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line standard-sized muffin pan (cups have 1/2 cup capacity) with baking-cup liners.
  • In bowl of standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt on low speed to combine.
    1 1/4 Cups Cake Flour, 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar, 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda, 1/4 teaspoon Table Salt
  • With mixer running at low speed, add butter one piece at a time; continue beating until mixture resembles moist crumbs, with no visible butter chunks remaining, 1 to 2 minutes.
    6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Add egg, yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk; beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute, scraping once if necessary.
    1 Large Egg, 1 Large Egg Yolk, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, 1/3 Cup Buttermilk
  • Using 1/4-cup measure or ice cream scoop, divide batter evenly among muffin cups; using small rubber spatula, spread batter into even layer.
  • Following photos below, break apart crumb topping into large pea-sized pieces and spread in even layer over batter (about 1/4 cup of crumbs per muffin), beginning with edges and then working toward center.
  • Bake until crumbs are golden and wooden skewer inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack at least 20 minutes.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.
    Confectioners' Sugar for Dusting


Don't be tempted to substitute all-purpose flour for the cake flour, as doing so will make a dry, tough muffin. If you can't find buttermilk, you can substitute an equal amount of plain, low-fat yogurt. When topping the muffins, take care to not push the crumbs into the batter. Cooled leftovers can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.


Serving: 1gCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 462IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 200 Favorite Easy Breakfast Recipes

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