If you haven’t noticed, I make a lot of breakfast treats. Muffins, scones, bagels, etc. I bake lots and love ‘em all. But these – these are my favorite of all. The reigning champ of breakfast treats. These are definitely one of the main food-related reasons I look forward to fall. Sure, I can make them anytime but they seem to taste best on a crisp fall morning when the sun rises a little later than the days before.
I believe originally these were meant to be a knock-off of a Starbucks bakery item. I’ve never had the original so I have no basis for comparison, but it’s hard to imagine them being better than the homemade version. The streusel topping is not as chunky as some, and instead sort of melts during baking to create a crackly cinnamon-sugar topping that gives these an extra little something. Be sure to mix and freeze the filling in advance so that it is ready to go when you want to make the muffins. They may take a bit more time than your average muffin, but are totally worth it in the end. This is not a new recipe to the blog, but one that needed a little updating with better pics and a printer-friendly version. I hope you’ll enjoy rediscovering this recipe, a true favorite of mine.