These cinnamon coffee cake muffins topped with a crunchy streusel topping are made with Greek yogurt for a healthier homemade treat!
Healthy-ish cinnamon coffee cake muffins made with Greek yogurt? Is this REAL LIFE?!
Yes, my friends, this is real life. And such a sweet life it is. 🙂
Coffee cake muffins with Greek yogurt
Instead of using oil or butter in the muffin batter, I used plain Greek yogurt to lower the fat and up the protein. But don’t worry – I didn’t get rid of the good stuff completely. Each muffin is topped with plenty of buttery, crunchy, crumbly streusel that is in my humble opinion the best part of cinnamon coffee cake! I love eating the little crunchy crumbs that inevitably fall on my plate. Soooo good.
Saturday morning + a cinnamon coffee cake muffin + a cup of coffee = total relaxation.
Is there actual coffee in coffee cake?
Some of you may be thinking that there’s actual coffee in this muffin, but despite the name, there is none. So why is it called coffee cake? Because it’s meant to be eaten with a hot cup of coffee!
With this in mind, I added plenty of cinnamon to both the muffin and the streusel because coffee and cinnamon are a classic Mexican combo that I just can’t get enough of. And then I did one more thing that kind of defeats the purpose of these being “healthy-ish,” but oh well. I topped the muffins with a little drizzle of La Lechera, my family’s favorite sweetened condensed milk. I just couldn’t help myself.
Pretty much every ingredient in this recipe is something I always have in the fridge and pantry, making this a perfect go-to treat when you need that little something something.
The one thing that everyone might not have in their pantry that I highly recommend are these parchment paper liners from PaperChef. They’re easily one of my all-time favorite products to use when making anything in a muffin tin (egg muffins, cornbread muffins, even cupcakes). I’m absolutely obsessed with them. There’s no need to grease the inside of a muffin tin when you use these, plus they help make cleanup wayy easier. I’ve been able to find them at Target and Whole Foods, but if you prefer online shopping you can order them here on Amazon.
All that’s left to do is dig in!
Thank you guys so so much for reading. I hope you have a great day!
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