Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Makes 1 dozen

Bake these easy, melt-in-your-mouth muffins ahead of time, let them cool, and freeze up to 1 month. Reheat muffins in the oven or microwave for a fast breakfast snack to go.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare Spiced Nut Streusel. Process flour and next 5 ingredients in a food processor until ginger is finely ground (about 1 minute).

Step 2

Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in applesauce until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Step 3

Combine hot brewed coffee and molasses in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with coffee mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.

Step 4

Place 12 paper baking cups in a 12-cup muffin pan, and coat cups with cooking spray. Spoon batter into cups, filling almost full. Sprinkle with Spiced Nut Streusel.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to a wire rack, and cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews

TheMomChef's Review

October 08, 2013
We found these muffins to be outstanding. It's hard to believe that they can be so flavorful, moist and delicious with just 5 tablespoons of butter, but Southern Living pulled it off perfectly. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines:

aepulliam's Review

September 21, 2013

Jules21762's Review

March 03, 2013
The Spiced Nut Streusel is a separate recipe that you click on to open, highlighted in RED first item listed under Ingredients. Hope this helps.

MrsHabu's Review

February 02, 2013

PruellaPolkra's Review

December 13, 2012
No nuts listed in recipe. Perhaps it is a Spiced Streusel Gingerbread Muffin? I added pecans because that's what it looked like in the photo.