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Coffeecake Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze

February 27, 2014


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Rise and shine! These coffeecake muffins with vanilla bean glaze are sure to give you a delicious reason to get out of bed in the morning! They will definitely brighten your breakfast, your lunch, your mid afternoon snack, and any meal you invent just to have a chance to eat another one of these delicious muffins 🙂


Coffeecake Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze - 2Teaspoons


These coffeecake muffins have a super moist rich texture and are bursting with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar.


Coffeecake Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze - 2Teaspoons


To bring these muffins over the top with coffeecake amazingness I covered them with a cinnamon brown sugar streusel crumb topping. Whenever I make a crumb topping (which is obviously not often enough!) I always use cold butter. I cut the butter up into small pieces, combine it with all the other ingredients and use my fingers to create a crumb like texture, being careful not to melt the butter. Melted butter will dissolve into the muffins preventing you from creating a pretty crumb top. If you’re worried about melting the butter by using your hands you can definitely take the time to cut the butter into the dry ingredients, but I found just using my fingers and being a little careful works great!


Coffeecake Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze - 2Teaspoons


To top these muffins off I drizzled them with a creamy vanilla bean glaze. It’s sweet, it’s creamy, it’s vanillay, and it is yummy! The last time I made this glaze, cheering and declarations of undying love ensued… from my taste buds 🙂

Drizzle them. Dunk them. Lick the glaze bowl clean. All ways of eating this glaze will be totally delicious, totally understandable, and maybe even semi-socially acceptable 🙂


Coffeecake Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze - 2Teaspoons


Enjoy these moist coffeecake muffins with a steaming cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk! I can already taste my second breakfast and elevenses!


Coffeecake Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze - 2Teaspoons


Coffeecake Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Moist coffeecake muffins topped with a cinnamon brown sugar crumb streusel and rich vanilla bean glaze.
Servings 12
Author 2Teaspoons


  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • ½ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • dash of salt


  1. Slice vanilla bean open and scrap out inside seeds**. Place seeds into milk and let sit in the refrigerator until muffins have baked and cooled.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease a muffin tin.
  3. Make crumb topping by mixing together all the ingredients dry ingredients. Sprinkle cold butter pieces into dry ingredients then combining using your hands until it resembles a crumbly texture. Set aside in frig.
  4. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients for the muffins: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl combine wet ingredients for the muffins: buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and gently mix until just combined.
  6. Distribute batter equally between 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle muffins with equal amounts of the crumb topping. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely.
  7. Once the muffins are completely cool add powdered sugar to the vanilla bean milk until desired glaze thickness is reached. Add a dash of salt then drizzle glaze over muffins, frost muffins with glaze using a spoon or knife, or dunk muffins in glaze. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I made my own buttermilk by combining 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon of milk with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, stirring well, and letting it sit on the counter for 5 minutes.
**A nice explanation can be found at:


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  1. Avatar for dina


    they look delicious!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Thanks Dina! I am considering making more of these already! Their texture was amazing 🙂

  2. Avatar for Abbie @ Needs Salt

    Abbie @ Needs Salt

    These muffins look like they would pair perfectly with a cup of tea. They look absolutely lovely!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Thank you Abbie! These certainly would go great with a cup of tea…I think I may need to make another batch to try it out 🙂

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