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Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake Muffins
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
42 mins
These fluffy Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake Muffins are filled with chocolate chips, sweet cinnamon sugar, and loaded with a brown sugar crumb cake topping. One of my favorite muffin recipes!
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip crumb cake muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Michelle
Muffin Batter
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp bakng powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, or greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Crumb Cake Topping:
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin liners (the foil ones are my favorite, but any will do).
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, espresso powder, and salt together.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients (push the dry ingredients up around the sides so there’s a hole or ‘well’ in the center—this helps disperse the wet ingredients better).
  3. Pour in the buttermilk, oil, brewed coffee, and eggs.
  4. Gently mix the batter until the wet ingredients are just mixed in (the batter will still be very dry at this point).
  5. Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract, and mix until all of the ingredients are just combined.
  6. Lastly, add in the mini chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  7. Fill the muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full with the batter. The batter makes about 12-14 muffins.
Cinnamon Sugar:
  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle on top of each of the muffins cups.
Crumb Cake Topping:
  1. Mix all purpose flour, brown sugar and cinnamon together.
  2. Add in the melted butter and mix with a fork until the mixture comes together and forms crumbs.
  3. Generously sprinkle the crumb cake topping over each muffin, pressing the crumbs gently into the batter (to keep them from falling off in the oven as the muffins bake).
  4. Bake muffins for 15-17 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  5. If desired, you can sprinkle more mini chips on top of the muffins, or you can dust the muffins with powdered sugar.
  6. Enjoy!