Cinnamon-chip muffins by ted_major
Cinnamon-chip muffins, a photo by ted_major on Flickr.

(adapted from
Makes 6 muffins
Muffin ingredients:

    • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup cinnamon chips

Topping ingredients:

    • 1 Tbs butter (cold)
    • 2 Tbs white whole wheat flour, divided
    • 2 Tbs brown sugar
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 400F.
Next, make the streusel topping. Mix 1.5 Tbs flour, 2 Tbs brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Use a pastry blender to mix in the butter, leaving small lumps. Stir in remaining 1/2 Tbs flour to keep mix crumbly. Put it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the chips. In a a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, mix milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir. Let rest 10 minutes to let the flour hydrate. Spoon batter into greased and floured muffin tins and bake 18 or so minutes until done. Remove tin to a wire rack, cool 5 minutes, and then remove muffins.