3 Cinnamon Swirl Muffins with Streusel Topping on a bamboo board on top of a grey and white placemat with a glass of milk behind all on a wooden surface

Cinnamon Swirl Muffins with Streusel Topping

Muffins packed with a triple-punch of cinnamon and buttermilk are a delicious breakfast that can be made in about 30 minutes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 287kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp butter


  • Preheat the oven to 425F
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until there are no lumps
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil, eggs, sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla extract
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until they are combined
  • For the streusel, mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl then cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly
  • Spray or line about 14 muffin cups and fill them 3/4 of the way with the muffin batter
  • Sprinkle one tsp of the streusel onto each muffin
  • Use a toothpick to swirl the streusel into the muffin batter
  • Sprinkle the remaining streusel onto the top of the muffins
  • Bake at 425F for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350F and cook for an additional 12-15 minutes until the muffins are cooked through


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg