Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins

Soft and tender Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are loaded with buttery, brown sugary crumbs for the ultimate muffin and cake hybrid!
I’m super excited about this post for two reasons. One, because I love me some coffee cake, and these muffins are out. of. this. world delicious. And two, because C&H® Sugar (my favorite sugar brand) has just released two fabulous new products that you guys have got to try!

When I first started baking, I didn’t like how “precise” I thought it had to be. I really loathed measuring things, especially dry ingredients like flour and sugar, because of all the spooning and leveling that happens to get the exact amount. Along the way I’ve learned little shortcuts, but by far the best one I’ve seen is C&H’s newest: their Pourable Golden Brown Sugar in a handy flip-top canister!


C&H’s Pourable Golden Brown Sugar is a free-flowing brown sugar that doesn’t harden or clump and makes measuring out brown sugar so much easier–there’s no need to pack it in, and it measures cup for cup with the ease of a sleek, pourable dispenser with a resealable flip-top lid. The brown sugar inside is granulated, which makes for easy finishes for oatmeal, fruit, or crumbles (like in these muffins!). DSC_0830A DSC_0835AThey’ve also released their Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar, built in the same convenient and sleek dispenser, which virtually eliminates the need to refill your sugar bowl (another task I dislike!). The Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar has finer sugar crystals, which are ideal for dissolving into beverages, like iced tea, hot coffee, lemonade, or smoothies, while rapidly sweetening them.

I just love how pretty the bottles are and how simple they are to use! No measuring out, no packing it in, no spooning & leveling–simply pour into your measuring cup and you’re done. Sign. Me. Up. DSC_0802A

Plus, C&H is offering a super-fun sweepstakes to kick off the launch of their newest additions. Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card simply by answering me this: What’s your favorite way to use brown sugar? Answer in the comments below for a chance to win!

And in the meantime, save .75 cents off any canister with a special coupon! Simply click HERE to grab the C&H Sugar coupon, or HERE to grab a coupon from their sister brand, Domino Sugar, which is available in the eastern half of the US. You can also search for a grocery retailer near you to find the canisters in your area!

Now… who wants muffins? These Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are so wonderful and are made with C&H Pourable Golden Brown Sugar for that rich, sweet, brown sugar flavor we all know and love in baked goods. These are impossible to resist and couldn’t be simpler to make with my new sugar shortcut. Let’s get baking! Soft and tender Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are loaded with buttery, brown sugary crumbs for the ultimate muffin and cake hybrid!

*recipe adapted from my blueberry muffins recipe

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Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins & a VISA Sweepstakes from C&H Sugar!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 18
These Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins offer the best of both words: crumbly coffee cake in a convenient muffin form!
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup C&H Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup C&H Pourable Golden Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup C&H Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 muffin cavities with about 18 paper liners; set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently stir in the wet ingredients until batter just about comes together - batter will remain lumpy, and don't overmix! Overmixing leads to tough muffins. Set batter aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the crumble ingredients. Stir until thick, coarse crumbs form. Set aside.
  3. Fill muffin cups about ⅔ full with the muffin batter. Top with a heaping Tablespoon or two of the crumble mixture. Bake for approx. 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F and continue to bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Soft and tender Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins are loaded with buttery, brown sugary crumbs for the ultimate muffin and cake hybrid!

I mean, who can resist a muffin that’s bursting with brown sugary crumbles on top? Not I. Swoon. Be sure to connect with C&H Sugar on their website for recipes, news, and their .75 cent-off coupon! Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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  1. keshakeke says:

    I love to use brown sugar in my cookies and my cinnamon rolls!

  2. keshakeke says:

    I tweeted

  3. Alicia A says:

    When I see brown sugar, I automatically think cookies. Yum.

  4. Lisa Varner says:

    Yum – these look delicious! And I love the idea of pourable brown sugar.

  5. Debbie Caraballo says:

    I always use brown sugar in certain sweets, in ham glaze, and in glazed carrots!! Thank you!

  6. Michelle says:

    Oatmeal, chocolate chip cookie!

  7. I love using brown sugar in cookies and blondies to keep them super chewy and soft

  8. Linda C. says:

    I love brown sugar in my oatmeal.

  9. Linda C. says:
  10. Jennifer says:

    My favorite way to use brown sugar is in cookies, almost any kind of cookie!

  11. Krystal-Kay Hawkins says:

    Apple crisp and cinnamon rolls

  12. Browned Butter Frosting for Chocolate Cake.

  13. Brown sugar is a must for keeping chocolate chip cookies chewy and for 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies!

  14. I like to use brown sugar when I bake sweet potatoes

  15. Cindy K says:

    These muffins look delicious!

  16. alexandra robertson says:

    This coffee cake looks amazing! My sweet tooth is dying for something. What a nice giveaway to host 🙂 thank you. Also, your recipes always look so good. I save a lot of them for future baking!

  17. Auntiepatch says:

    I use brown sugar in my tea, on sweet potatoes, in cookies and brownies, over oatmeal, and in muffins!

  18. Auntiepatch says:
  19. I have to try this recipe, looks so good!

  20. I like to use brown sugar to make a cinnamon swirl bread.

  21. My coffee could have used a couple of these this morning!

  22. Julie Wood says:

    I love your Coffee Crumb Cake muffins and will have to try making these! love making my Brown Sugar Blondies! They are so delicious.

  23. Julie Wood says:
  24. My favorite way to use brown sugar is to sprinkle it over my oatmeal. It makes it so much better!

  25. Mami2jcn says:

    I like brown sugar on oatmeal.

  26. Mami2jcn says:


  27. I love to use brown sugar in my favorite apple nut bread!

  28. Jessica To says:

    I like to use brown sugar for the icing on cinnamon rolls.

  29. That crumble looks SO good! YUM!!!!

  30. I use brown sugar in a lot of Blondie recipes!

  31. Candice says:

    I like brown sugar frosting and for recipes with apples.

  32. Sandy Headtke says:

    I use brown sugar in my BBQ rub and sauce

  33. Sandy Headtke says:
  34. Excited about these new products, will be on the lookout for them.

  35. Madeline says:

    I like to use brown sugar in baked pumpkin pudding.

  36. I want a muffin, I want a muffin! Genius containers, genius muffins!

  37. Madeline says:
  38. I love brown sugar in everything! And I must try this pourable kind…and these muffins!

  39. Betsy Barnes says:

    I love to sprinkle brown sugar on Cream of Wheat. It was how my Grandmother made it when I was growing up. 🙂

  40. Betsy Barnes says:
  41. Those containers are genius! Brown sugar is a favorite of mine because it has so much more flavor than white sugar. My favorite way to use it is in oatmeal with maple syrup.

  42. Love the containers. Also love brown sugar in my oatmeal with maple syrup.

  43. These muffins, oh my gosh!!

  44. My birthday is this weekend and I would love to make these for breakfast! What an amazing way to start off my 24th year on earth. Coffee cake is my guilty pleasure. I like brown sugar in my chocolate chip cookies!! 🙂

  45. My favorite way to use brown sugar is in cookies! Chocolate chip please!

  46. 1-OMG those sugars are so cool!!!
    2-I love to bake with brown sugar, duhhhh!! 😛
    3-I LOVE COFFEE CAKE! esp. in muffin form! these look fantastic Hayley!

  47. These look lovely, Hayley.

  48. Oh my yum! I truly love a crumble topping on a muffin. It takes delicious! Pinning, Stumbling and Yumming! 🙂

  49. You know I always want muffins, especially with your luscious crumb topping. I’ll have to look for the new sugar.

  50. I love muffins, but muffins with a crumble topping? Magnificent!!! Plus I’m a huge fan of these pourable sugars 🙂

  51. Annette Turello says:

    must try this new way to use sugar

  52. Kari Begley says:

    Apple or blueberry crisp is what I think of with brown sugar. Yum.

  53. Christy Spurlock says:
  54. Christy Spurlock says:
  55. Christy Spurlock says:

    I love using brown sugar in the following recipe.
    Pecan-Pie Muffins
    Originally from Guideposts

    1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    2 eggs, beaten
    2/3 cup butter, softened
    Preheat oven to 350.
    Spray mini-muffin tin with PAM.
    Stir together brown sugar, flour and pecans.
    In separate bowl beat eggs and butter together until smooth.
    Stir into dry ingredients until just combined.
    Spoon batter into muffin cups, about 2/3 full.
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
    Cool on wire racks when done.

  56. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    I love using brown sugar to make apple strudel muffins, goes great with my morning coffee.

  57. Nicole Dziedzic says:
  58. I love using brown sugar in chocolate chip cookies!

  59. Lesly C says:

    I love brown sugar on my sweet potatoes.

  60. Those sugar containers are brilliant! I love them and these muffins! Look at the glorious crumble! *drools

  61. I love anything with streusel crumbles on top! Can’t wait to try!

  62. D Schmidt says:

    My favorite way to use brown sugar is in a family recipe for chewy brown sugar cookies.

  63. D Schmidt says:
  64. Making peanut butter cookies for my dad- they’re his favorite. 🙂


  65. Kimberley says:

    I love making chocolate chip cookies!

  66. Jessie C. says:

    I like using it to make brown sugar glazed chicken.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  67. Jessie C. says:


  68. I love to add brown sugar with a little cinnamon to oatmeal.

  69. Jacqueline Nikolish says:

    MW a sweet potato just as you would a regular potato. Open the top and add butter and brown sugar. Sit back and enjoy., so much tastier than a regular baked potato and more fiber too.

  70. Jonni Rice-deGroot says:

    Love the crumble top muffin recipe. Reminds me of my Mom’s
    coffee cake recipe of years standing. So yummy.

  71. I love baking with brown sugar. I make a brown sugar meringue that gets piled high on a lemon pie.

  72. Cardamom rolls! (Like cinnamon rolls but with cardamom instead)

  73. I like to use it on sweet potato.

  74. Brown sugar = caramel!

  75. I microwave mochi with butter. I put kinako mixed with brown sugar on top of the mochi.

  76. We love brown sugar in oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies!

  77. Victoria R. says:

    Brown sugar in my grits is my favorite way!

  78. Brown sugar makes hot cereal palatable.

  79. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Gotta have it on my oatmeal in the morning!

  80. Claudia M says:

    those Muffins look so delicious ! Brown Sugar makes me thin of my Pineapple Up Side Down Cake i baked Yesterday.

  81. Claudia M says:
  82. maria cantu says:

    I use it in my oatmeal.

  83. Anna Pry says:
  84. Anna Pry says:

    i use brown sugar, butter and oats as a topping for fruit crisp

  85. It is difficult to limit it to only one favorite use, but I will choose using brown sugar in cookie baking from scratch, especially chocolate chip cookie baking…

  86. Brown sugar is so good in cookie recipes! Love your measuring cups by the way!

  87. c. wagner says:

    I use it in oatmeal.

  88. Susan Smith says:

    My favorite way to use brown sugar is to sprinkle it over my oatmeal in the morning.

  89. Susan Smith says:
  90. Gina M says:

    I love using it in my homemade chocolate chip cookies.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  91. Gina M says:


  92. latanya says:

    on sweet potatoes

  93. latanya says:
  94. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love to use brown sugar to make pineapple upside down cake!

  95. Stephanie Phelps says:
  96. Samantha Daleo says:

    I need to try this recipe! It looks amazing! I love to sprinkle a little extra brown sugar on fresh chocolate chip cookies right as they are coming out of the oven…YUM!

  97. Samantha Daleo says:
  98. Lauren E. says:

    I like using brown sugar in my chocolate chip cookie recipes

  99. Ellie Wright says:

    I like to use brown sugar and sweet onions to make baked beans. My family loves them.

  100. Ellie Wright says:
  101. My favorite way to use brown sugar is to add them in my granola for extra flavors.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  102. Lisa Brown says:

    i always use brown sugar in my chocolate chip cookies

  103. Lisa Brown says:
  104. ANGEL JACKLYN says:
  105. ANGEL JACKLYN says:
  106. Brown sugar is my secret weapon when I need a sweet topping but don’t have any whipped cream on hand; I just mix brown sugar into sour cream, and I have a delicious topping for things like strawberry shortcake. The mixture even works as a fruit dip.

  107. I tweeted about your yummy Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins and the C&H Sugar (and Domino Sugar) giveaway:

  108. One of my favorite ways to use brown sugar is in monkey bread!

  109. Debbie B says:

    my favorite way to use brown sugar is in oatmeal

  110. Debbie B says:
  111. Jenna D says:

    I like to use brown sugar in my chocolate chip cookies

  112. Jenna D says:
  113. Rebecca Graham says:

    Brown sugar is good on baked sweet potatoes.

  114. Rebecca Graham says:
  115. Margot C says:

    I use brown sugar in my pecan pie

  116. Margot C says:
  117. erica best says:

    i love it in oatmeal raisin cookies

  118. Patricia C. says:

    Check out @crunchycolletti’s Tweet:


  119. Patricia C. says:


    My favorite way to use brown sugar is to make gingerbread body scrub

  120. erica best says:
  121. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like to use it with sweet potatoes

  122. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  123. Patrice says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m going to try it today.

  124. ELIZABETH P says:

    My favorite way is using it in oatmeal. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

  125. ELIZABETH P says:
  126. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to use brown sugar on sweet potatoes.

  127. Thomas Murphy says:
  128. Aurelie Red says:

    My favorite way is using it in oatmeal and in cookies ♥

  129. Aurelie Red says:
  130. Wanda McHenry says:

    My favorite way to use brown sugar is in my Upside Down Pineapple Cake!

  131. Wanda McHenry says:
  132. Kristen says:

    I love brown sugar on oatmeal.

  133. Kristen says:
  134. Bert Ruiz says:

    I like it in oatmeal

  135. Bert Ruiz says:


  136. I love using it to make my homemade trail mix cookies. Man, I haven’t made those in a long time! LOL

  137. Denise L says:

    Cinnamon rolls are my favorite use for brown sugar.

  138. Denise L says:
  139. WHITNEY says:

    I love to put brown sugar in my oatmeal!

  140. WHITNEY says:
  141. Tabathia B says:

    I like using it in my sweet potato casserole

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  142. Actually, my mom and I use brown sugar on most things to add sweetness – a orange-brown-sugar glaze over salmon or chicken drumsticks? Yes.

  143. I like to put brown sugar on cream of wheat.

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