Okay, so it’s the start of a new year, and I’m currently in a full-on, madly in love, inseparable relationship with healthy breakfast smoothies! I seriously can’t get enough of them. I’ve been trying out different ingredients and variations, and I’ve almost gotten it down to a science for delicious, vitamin-rich, protein-packed smoothies. Should I share some of the recipes here on the blog? Are you up for the whole “green smoothie” thing? Cause I can tell you right now, I’ve never had more energy or felt so good!
BUT until I send you on the path to green smoothie Heaven, you need to try these Coffee Cake Muffins! I’m a big fan of regular coffee cake, and these muffins are right on point… The muffin itself is flavored with plenty of cinnamon and of course, some strong brewed coffee. Coffee = Good, in my book! I also add a delicious fruity filling in the middle that is super easy with the help of a handy kitchen shortcut. Every good coffee cake has a thick layer of crunchy cinnamon sugar topping, and this one is even better with the addition of chopped walnuts! The icing on the cake, quite literally, is a sugary sweet vanilla glaze drizzled all over the muffin tops (wait… don’t say muffin top!), the TOP of the muffins, that completes the perfect coffee cake, muffin-style!
Bottom line, these muffins are the bomb.com! Yes, I just said that. They really are every bit as delicious as classic coffee cake, but in cute, little individual portions. See, portion control! I’m always looking out for ya. 😉
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I’m sharing this delicious breakfast treat over at The Recipe Critic today, so head on over to check it out! There’s plenty more pictures to drool over and a recipe you won’t want to miss!
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Your muffins look delicious. Pinning to hopefully make at a later date. I can’t wait to see what smoothies you’ve been enjoying. I’ve been thinking about buying a juicer and making more smoothies and juices with vegetables.
Thank you, Dawn! I just can’t get enough of these muffins! I’ll be sure to share some of my smoothies soon!
How can you go between green smoothies and these amazing coffee cake muffins!! I have to be all or nothing with green smoothies, lol 🙂 These look amazing Liz. Pinning!
Haha, I live a complicated life Lisa! All in the sake of balance and moderation, right? 😉 Thanks for the pin!!
I would love for you to share your green smoothie recipe. I’ve been ordering mine from an organic greens & I would like to make my own. Love your blif
Hi Michele! I’ll certainly have to share them soon! It’s so simple to make them at home! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend. 🙂
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Gorgeous photos! Looks and sounds amazing. That’s my kinda breakfast!!!!
Thank you, Desi!
Um… yes please to both the green smoothies and the muffins! These muffins look to die for, coffee cake is one of our favorite treats with coffee in the mornings. But they might be even better in muffin form! YUM!
Can’t wait for the green smoothie recipes, can you believe I’ve never made one before? Crazy I know!
I think you’re going to love these little muffins! And you definitely need to give the green smoothies a try! They’ve been one of the best things to ever happen to my diet!
Yummy. These look great. I’d love to see your green smoothie recipes. I’ve been making them for the past 3 weeks with no basic formula and it’s been a real hit or miss. They’re either epically good or horribly yuck. Haha. Thanks for the recipe. Pinning.
Lol! I felt the same way when I started making them. I’m working on a great post for you guys, so stay tuned! Delicious green smoothies coming your way! 😉
I was going through a party and I saw these. I said “oooo, yum” and when I clicked it was you! Looks awesome, Liz!
You’re too cute, Lyuba! Thank you! These little muffins are pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. 😉
These muffins look so good. Can’t wait to try them. How do you get your muffins to raise so high? Every time I make muffins they don’t raise that much.
Thanks Gail! I pile these muffins pretty high with the cinnamon sugar topping, so that helps give them a little height boost. But the muffin itself rises really nicely too!
Hi Liz! These muffins look so incredible! I totally want one with my coffee in the morning. Have pinned! ~Erin
Thanks for the pin, Erin! These go perfect with your morning coffee! Hope you enjoy!