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Recipe // Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins

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* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish

I NEVER make coffee cake. I’m not a coffee drinker, {don’t shoot me!} so I think the word coffee in Coffee Cake is a subconscious turn off.

Anyhoo, why is it called coffee cake anyway? There is no such coffee flavor or ingredient whatsoever! It should really be called anything BUT coffee cake. Regardless of what it’s called, these Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins will rock your world.

They’re buttery, comforting, and piled high with a sweet crumbly topping. These particular muffins are all about the topping. The cake part of the muffin is simply there to hold the mountain of crumbly goodness. It has a pound cake like texture that acts as a great base, as you (or I) shove them in my face. If you haven’t noticed by now, I shove food in my face all. the. time.

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Side note. I’m super lucky in that my 3 year old daughter happily goes to preschool every day. Key word, happily. I drop her in her classroom each morning, BEG her for hugs and kisses on my way out and watch as she schmoozes with her favorite peeps. Her teachers.

Yay for teachers! As a former first grade teacher myself, I understand almost exactly what goes into these teacher’s days, minus the diaper changes. I understand the planning, patience, and pure joy that comes from teaching children. I also understand the importance of a student/teacher bond, and while nobody can replace mommy, teachers (in my opinion) are a very close second.

So when one of the teachers requested coffee cake, I couldn’t say no. Of course I was hesitant because I’m aaaaaaaaaaaaall about the chocolate, and she doesn’t like chocolate! I’m still getting over that one. BUT, I love her, my daughter loves her, so she wins. And so do all of you. I present to you these buttery Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins.

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Excuse me while I slip into my stretchy pants.

Just kidding, I only ever wear stretchy pants. So excuse me while I continue to wear my stretchy pants and eat more muffins.

Click through for the full recipe: Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins

And Enjoy!

You can thank me later.


Laney Schwartz

Hi, I'm Laney! Home cook, mom, wife, workout junkie, and ultra crazy food lover! Creator of Life is but a Dish - a space where you will get a sneak peek into my world which mainly consists of food, family, and friends. Join me on this wonderful journey called life, one dish at a time. Find me on Instagram at lifeisbutadish

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