Paleo Coffee Cake Muffins

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I usually bake on a whim.

I get a crazypants idea and then check my kitchen cabinets.

If I have all of the stuffs, I’ll whip something up.

And cross my fingers that it’s delicious.

Last week, I was perusing Pinterest and decided I wanted to make some coffee cake muffins.

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I had all of the ingredients– including pecans left over from my Paleo Pecan Pie Bars.

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So I made them.

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And they were pretty darn tootin’ good.

Paleo Coffee Cake Muffins
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Adapted from the Coconut Mama's Coconut Flour Coffee Cake and Comfy Belly's Cinnamon Bun Muffins.
Recipe type: Breakfast Sweet Treat
Serves: 12
  • Muffins:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 shakes cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped'
  • 2 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp butter (cold)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a muffin tin with paper liners
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, melted butter and maple syrup.
  3. Gradually add your coconut flour to the wet ingredients--while stirring continuously.
  4. Stir in your salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  5. Scoop 2 Tbsp of the batter into 12 muffin cups.
  6. For the topping: mix the coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, almond flour, pecans and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  7. Add your cold butter and mix using a pastry blender or two knives (you're making a streusel topping).
  8. Once the cold butter is crumbly, add 1 Tbsp of the topping to each of the muffins.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy with your morning coffee.

I actually think that these turned out closer to “regular” muffins than any other muffins I’ve made. They were cakey and amazing.

PicMonkey Collage How do you decide what recipes to try? Is it on a whim or do you get a craving some something specific? Feel free to share in the comments below.


About Allison

Allison is a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor. She specializes in empowering individuals through 1 to 1 Health Counseling Programs to cultivate a carefree relationship with food, and to have more vibrant, natural energy by transitioning to a whole food, often Paleo, diet. DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I occasionally may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. However, I only recommend products or services I believe in and trust.

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3 Responses to Paleo Coffee Cake Muffins

  1. Tammi December 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM #

    Thanks so much for the recipe, Allison (that’s my daughter’s name too, even same spelling). 😉 My husband and kids, as well as myself, really liked these. I say that because they didn’t last long. They really were close to “regular” coffee cake, and my husband doesn’t like the coconut flour taste in some baked goods. Major win!

    • Allison December 30, 2013 at 8:50 AM #

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad your family liked them!

  2. Terri August 19, 2014 at 12:34 PM #

    What a fabulous breakfast treat! Just finished my second muffin with coffee. I have already gmailed this to my non paleo friends. I try to show them what delicious foods one can make and not feel deprived whatsoever. You feel so much better than having your typical coffecake,not feeling heavy and tired afterwards. I have always loved baking but now there isn’t the guilt of eating all that white flour and sugar!!! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

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