Christmas Morning Coffee Cake Muffins

December 22, 2014 § 4 Comments

 

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We’ve all been planning our holiday dinners and feasting. Chances are we’ll have had many hours of shopping, decorating the table, and the actual cooking of that duck or roast. When Christmas morning breakfast rolls around we want it to be easy, but still special.

I like to have something homemade for a breakfast treat, like scones  or muffins. This year I was planning on making a coffee cake, then at the last minute I decided to put the batter into muffin cups. This way people can just grab and go and get to those presents!

If you plan ahead, you can make these a few days before then just reheat. If not, make the batter and get them into the oven while everyone is waking up and the coffee is finishing its brew.

Pile them into a basket and put them out next to the coffee pot, the smell will fill the house and get everyone into the kitchen fast!

 

Coffee Cake Muffins

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup organic sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups flour, I use white spelt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Topping:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup nuts, sliced almonds or chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a muffin pan or line with baking cups.

With a mixer, cream the butter and sugar about 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the eggs and beat until well combined.

Mix the baking soda with the sour cream in a separate bowl, then add to egg mixture.

Add vanilla and beat well.

Combine flour and baking powder, add and beat until well combined.

Spoon into muffin pan and sprinkle with topping. 

Bake 20 to 30 minutes, (depends on your oven) until tester comes out clean. You can also just make a regular coffee cake, pour batter into a greased 8″ or 9″ pan, square or oblong or round, and bake a little longer, about 10 extra minutes.

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