These Maple Cinnamon Muffins taste like a cross between pancakes and coffee cake. Mix up these easy muffins for a delicious make ahead breakfast.
We’ve started to fall into a morning routine now that William is two months old and started to get into a more predictable schedule. He usually wakes up around 7 but falls back to sleep shortly after nursing. That means I get some time to start the coffee, eat breakfast and get ready for the day.
While I love making big breakfasts on days off, most days I go with an easy breakfast like oatmeal, cereal or something I can make ahead like these muffins. These are especially good on the days where William doesn’t go right back to sleep and I am trying to grab something quick to eat while taking care of him.
I’ve made blueberry muffins, apple muffins, and chocolate muffins, but this time I wanted to try something different. I’ve been loving the flavor of maple this Fall, so I decided to give that a try for these muffins.
They ended up tasting almost like a pancake that’s covered with maple syrup. Yum! The cinnamon topping reminds me of coffee cake. Those are two of my favorite breakfasts, so these were a win!
We are finally starting to get some nice weather here in Florida. One morning, I need to enjoy one or two of these muffins on the front porch with a mug of coffee. Make a batch yourself and do the same!
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For the topping:
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a 12-count muffin tin with liners or spray with baking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the milk, melted butter, maple syrup, greek yogurt, egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.
- Divide the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
- In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, ground cinnamon and cold butter until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the muffin batter.
- Bake for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.