Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins

These simple Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins start with a boxed cake mix and pudding gives them their ultimate soft texture. Layers of cinnamon and sugary goodness!

I don’t know about any of you, but when I wake up, one of the first things I think of is breakfast. Usually this includes the overly boring toast and cereal. Once in awhile, if I’m lucky, we kids get to make pancakes. My dream breakfast, though, is something quick, easy, and delicious. That’s where these Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins come in.

overhead view of cinnamon streusel coffee cake muffins

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This recipe is one of those easy peasy quick ones. They even start with a boxed cake mix. Things couldn’t get better than that!
  • You’ll find cinnamon sugar streusel inside and on top of the muffins.
  • Finish off the muffins with a quick glaze.
  • These are portable, and perfect for a quick breakfast or even dessert.
  • These cupcakes are just as easy as cinnamon pancakes, don’t make much of a mess, and kids love them. (And if your kids don’t like nuts, you can leave them out, but trust me…you can barely taste the nuts). I am hungry just thinking about them already!!

How to Make Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 350°Fahrenheit. Lightly grease or line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Set aside.
  • Beat cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer on low speed just to moisten, scraping sides as needed. Beat on medium speed 2-3 minutes. (This is the same batter that we use for our cinnamon buttercream cupcakes.)
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.
  • Spoon a bit of batter into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon streusel. Then put on another scoop of batter and another spoonful of streusel.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk. It should be the consistency that allows you to drizzle it with a spoon over all of the muffins.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the muffins.

Recipe Variations

  • Use any flavor cake mix you’d like. Wouldn’t a spice cake mix be so good?
  • Switch up the pudding flavor. I dare you to try butterscotch pudding!
  • Melt coconut oil and add it in place of the canola oil. Delicious!

Want cinnamon muffins from scratch? Try this recipe.

half of a muffin on top of a muffin pan
half of a muffin on top of a muffin pan

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins

4.67 from 3 votes
These simple coffee cake muffins start with a boxed cake mix. Full of cinnamon and sugary goodness!
Servings 24
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 package yellow cake mix 15.25 ounces
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix 3.4 ounces
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons 2% milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°Fahrenheit. Lightly grease or line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Set aside.
  • Beat cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer on low speed just to moisten, scraping sides as needed. Beat on medium speed 2-3 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.
  • Spoon a bit of batter into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon streusel. Then put on another scoop of batter and another spoonful of streusel.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk. It should be the consistency that allows you to drizzle it with a spoon over all of the muffins.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the muffins.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 muffins, with 1 serving being 1 muffin. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 225
Keyword breakfast muffins, cake mix recipe

This recipe was originally published on July 24, 2013.

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Donna Clark
9 years ago

OH, yum!!

Donna Clark
9 years ago

Grabbed it!
It’s on MY blog now!!
YEE HAW

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
9 years ago

These look wonderful! I love anything that starts with a box to make them easier!

Victoria @ My Thoughts For Thought
9 years ago

These look beautiful! I love how quick and easy this recipe is.

Katie Vyktoriah
9 years ago

These look incredible! If I see many more of these, I’m going to get so fat!! Lol Thanks for linking up to Pin It Tuesday! 🙂

Susan
8 years ago

Hi Lizzy,
I look forward to receiving your daily recipes. I want to make these scrumptious looking muffins but want to know how could I adjust these to 6 jumbo muffins. I have been on a jumbo muffin kick lately and can’t wait to try yours! Thank you for inspiring recipes–keep ’em coming!

Shilah cuTLIP
7 years ago

I just found this recipe, and I really want to try it! but I was wondering if you could leave out the pudding mix?

JJSHRA
3 years ago

Could this be made in a casserole dish instead of muffins?

Omega
2 years ago

I am not sure I understand. The topping you are referring to as “streusel” does not include 2 of the main streusel ingredients.

Rachel
2 years ago

5 stars
I made this recipe and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you. However, it was half way through gathering the ingredients that I realized that this recipe is from around 2013. The cake mix size has since then gotten smaller. So I scaled down on the milk to 3/4 cup, oil to 1/3, and the eggs to 3. Everything else stayed the same.

Maybe you may have to tweak some of your other recipes in view of what happened to the reduced size cake mixes. I did not check your other recipes. I may do so since I love this one.