Monday, October 31, 2011

Muffin Monday - Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

**If you're curious about our plans for 2012, please read to the end of the post. :)

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
inspiration here
makes 12 muffins

2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. organic sugar
1/4 c. Rapadura sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. sea salt
3/4 c. organic milk
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 t. real vanilla
1 egg


Combine 1/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour with 1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar and
1 t. cinnamon. Cut in 3 T. cold butter; we used our food processor. :)  Set aside.

UPDATE: Some bakers have had trouble with the topping spilling over onto their muffin pans while baking...our suggestion is to reduce the streusel ingredients by 1/3 to 1/2 depending on your taste preferences. Please let us know how they turn out for you! ~Lisa & AnnaLynn


Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin cups with coconut oil or line with paper baking cups. Measure and stir together the flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl.

In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg, then add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until blended; don't over mix your muffin batter!

Fill prepared muffin cups about 2/3 each with batter. Top each muffin with about
1 tablespoon of streusel topping.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until lightly golden; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. Cool slightly before removing muffins to a wire rack.

Bon appetit!

We would love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)

This is the 43rd installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. There are 9 more to come, stay tuned!

Yes, if you count the Mondays still to come in 2011, you'll find there are only 8 remaining. Not that anyone out there besides us is counting...   We're planning a mid-week edition of Muffin Monday sometime in November or December to make up for the first Monday of the year which we missed. Although I'm not perfect, I am a perfectionist. :)  We're also planning something a little out of the ordinary to share with you before the year is done which we hope you'll enjoy.

And for those of you who've asked about our plans for 2012, at this point, we're undecided. AnnaLynn has definitely caught the baking bug and wants to continue doing something weekly, we simply haven't decided what that something will be. Feel free to share any ideas you may have.   :)

Happy baking!

Proudly sharing this week's muffin recipe here: Mouthwatering Monday, 2 Maids a Baking, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesday, Far Above Rubies, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Pennywise Platter, Full Plate Thursday, and Feasting in Fellowship Friday

AND proudly featured this week at Let's Do Brunch hosted by:

Thanks, April! :)


  1. Anonymous10/31/2011

    Oh my! That cinnamon/brown sugar glaze just draws me in! I will definitely be trying these, Lisa! And good for AnnaLynn! I'll be interested to know what you decide! Appetizers? Desserts in general?

    Maybe you ought to get these muffins into a book??? (Just a thought!)

  2. Thanks for Muffin Mondays! In our house, I do Saturday Morning Muffins, and I've used many of your recipes. I appreciate that they are not usually super high in sugar.

  3. These look delicious!

  4. I have really enjoyed your series and these are ones that I need to try. We are hosting The truth project and I think I will have to make muffins for the snacks. ((light bulb coming on [o; ))

    Yes, keep up the baking in 2012 and teach us as you have.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  5. I love muffins because they're already divided into portions. I'm saving this recipe!

    BTW I've got a recipe linkup going on! (

  6. Anna, you look adorable and I am so impressed with your baking skill, now at the end of this year you need to start your own blog! The muffins this week look so warm and inviting. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  7. These sound so good! I love how you and AnnaLynn have made them so healthy with such wholesome ingredients too. I'm going to feature them in my Let's Do Brunch post tomorrow. Thank you for sharing them!

  8. Thanks so much for all the sweet comments, Ladies!

    Miz Helen, I doubt we'll be letting our girl start her own blog anytime soon, but she appreciates the encouragement!

    Laura, thanks for letting us know you're enjoying many of our low-sugar recipes!

    April, Thanks for featuring us! It is always an honor to know others enjoy and appreciate our muffin recipes. :)

    Blessings to you all! ~Lisa & AnnaLynn :)

  9. My daughter and I just made these and they taste delicious! However, a good amount of the topping ended up all over my muffin pan. Did anyone else have this problem or any ideas as to how to prevent it next time?

  10. Sarah, Thanks for commenting and for your question. We had some of our topping flow onto our muffin pan as well. I will update the post to suggest using a little less topping.

    Many blessings to you! ~Lisa & AnnaLynn :)


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