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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Coffee Cake Muffins

It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life. ~ JRR Tolkien

Hello everyone! Our little Island is still dealing with the aftermath of Dorian and there is debris and fallen trees everywhere. Everyone is working hard to get things back to normal. However, as of this week, power has been restored to the whole Island which is good news!

We live a simple life here. We are an island that opens our doors to tourists and other visitors and in the summertime, there is an influx of folks coming to soak up the sun and the festivities that PEI offers. It is a little paradise really and we love our lives here. When there is a disaster such as we suffered a week ago, we all pull together and support one another.

Having said all of that, I pray we don't have another storm like Dorian for many, many years!

Today I'm sharing my Coffee Cake Muffins recipe as some of you asked me to share it. This recipe comes from the "Company's Coming" cookbook which I have had for years.

Coffee Cake Muffins
1-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Put flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.

Beat butter, sugar and egg together well. Mix in milk and vanilla. Pour into well. Stir to moisten. Spoon part of the batter into greased muffin tins 1/3 full. Sprinkle spice mix over top. Spoon rest of batter over the top filling 2/3 full. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes. I usually bake them for about twenty-one minutes. You will have to use your own discretion depending on your oven. Yield: 12 muffins.

Spice Mix
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 TBSP flour
1 tsp cinnamon
In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Stir together well. Sprinkle it over batter as directed above.

I should have taken a muffin and cut it in half so you could see the streusel inside but Hubby left not a one for me to show you. So, you will have to take my word for it. These are very good and are a lovely accompaniment to your tea or coffee. A simple little treat to enjoy even in the lunch box. Enjoy!

Have a lovely week, dear friends, and thank you for stopping by.

Life is like a camera...
Focus on what's important
Capture the good times
Develop from the negatives
And if things don't work out,
Take another shot. ~ author unknown

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Those muffins look so good! I'm glad power is restored for everyone and I too, hope you don't have another storm like Dorian!

  2. I am sure going to make your COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS, now join me for some muffins and tea.

  3. I think I'll try out the muffin recipe this weekend! Thanks

  4. Now, those look delicious! Your hubby knows a good thing when he sees it! haha. Look forward to trying your recipe, Sandi. Thank you! Wishing you a beautiful day. Brenda xox

  5. I have this recipe/or one very close to it, in a Pioneer Cookbook put together by farm wives in the Midwest. Nothing is better than pure ingredients in a simple muffin with a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar...Lovelyphotos!

  6. The coffee cake looks great, Sandi! With the fall season fast approaching, I'm really into the spicy teas right now. Your cake would be perfect with a chai!

  7. That was sure one awful storm that came all the way up to your island. It was very naughty! I am glad that things are getting cleaned up in that beautiful place. Your muffins look very delicious. I made some last night too. I think with the coming fall we shall all be baking even more!

  8. Thank you for sharing the recipe for the muffins, Sandi. They look so yummy and I always love a filling and topping. Yes, they would be perfect with a cup of tea!

  9. Lovely photos , I to have many of the Companies Coming cook books and have made these , they are tasty treats indeed and go wonderfully with a cup of tea but then what sweet treat doesn't go with cups of tea lol.I am glad to hear all there are getting back to normal after that devastating storm . One day we will get to PEI and tour its lovely land .

  10. I am so sorry that you were hit so hard by Dorian. We were so thankful that it only skirted our coast here in Florida, and we were spared this time. Praying for all of you as you recover from the aftermath of the storm. I know what that is like from many past hurricane experiences. I love your muffin recipe and want to try it. That sounds like one I would enjoy. We are still settling into our new home and it has been very slow going, but we are getting there little by little. So thankful for God's blessing... have a blessed and wonderful weekend.

  11. The muffins look so delicious. Dorian was a nasty one and I'm glad PEI is making a good recovery. It does take time.

  12. He Sandi apologies for being behind. Happy to read slowly things are getting better from the hurricane.

    You have many wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing these beauties. Think I can make this in a loaf pan. I'm sure I can just wanted to ask.


  13. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!! It sounds relatively easy, which I like and definitely something that I would like!!So sorry to hear that your lovely little island is still dealing with the aftermath of the Hurricane....And I do hope that it will not happen least not in our life time...

  14. Thinking of you,Sandi, praying you’re doing good. I love the last poem, good advice and well needed. Those muffins would taste good right now for breakfast 🤗

  15. I'm so glad you are OK. It's been years since I've had coffee cake. I loved it w my grandma. Will have to try these. I'm ready for one of those Fall chats w friends sipping tea and munching on muffins. I will try these.

  16. Sandi, I hate to think of your beautiful island devastated by a horrible storm! I hope everyone can recover and not have to go through that ever again. Would love to sit down with you and have one of your lovely muffins and a cup of tea.

  17. Sorry about the storm....your muffins look Delicious!

  18. Hi Sandi,
    Your coffee cake muffins look delicious. Your blue transferware is lovely too. I'm so relieved you survived Dorian and also pleased to see that you are still blogging. I have not been blogging so much the past few months. I hope to return to it again. Blessings! Karen


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