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Allspice Cinnamon Chip Streusel Muffins

These Allspice Cinnamon Chip Streusel Muffins are the muffin of fall!

Mondays aren’t normally my favorite day of the week, but this Monday is different. After being confined to my house and my couch for two weeks due to a foot injury, it’s good to get back to my normal life (even if that means going back to work).

I jammed my foot on a rock almost three weeks ago and what I thought was a broken bone was actually a pretty serious infection. I would have never thought jamming your foot on a rock would lead to an infection. The first time I ever walk around my parents’ back yard barefoot, and I end up with two infected toes. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen to me.

Not being able to walk meant no cooking or baking, which just about killed me. I’m not equipped for sitting still and watching television all day. I’m accustomed to being active, running around like a crazy person in order to fit everything into my day, and being in the kitchen. Naturally, I got a bit sad and I may have eaten an entire box of Entenmann’s crumb donuts to make myself feel better.

I adapted this week’s muffin recipe slightly by adding a handful of cinnamon chips and some orange zest and juice. You don’t know how happy I was to get back into the kitchen and make these Allspice Cinnamon Chip Streusel Muffins. I was giddy with excitement.

The warmth of the allspice warms the soul of these chilly fall mornings, and the cinnamon chips give the muffins an extra burst of spicy sweetness.

These muffins get a generous sprinkling of brown sugar and allspice streusel that creates a lovely sweet crunch on top of the muffin.

Ooooooh, look at those sexy cinnamon studs. Drool!

Allspice Cinnamon Chip Streusel Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Total Time: 30 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line or grease a muffin tin.
  2. For the streusel: Place flour, brown sugar, and allspice in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, allspice and salt.
  4. In a large glass measuring cup or small bowl, whisk the melted butter, eggs, milk, orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla extract together until well combined.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  6. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the muffins tins. Top the muffins with 1 tablespoon of streusel.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.
  9. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully
  10. removing each muffin from its mold.
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18 Responses to “Allspice Cinnamon Chip Streusel Muffins”

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    CCU — October 22, 2012 at 1:11 am

    These muffins look simply perfect my friend :D
    I love the streusal!

    Choc Chip Uru


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    Baker Street — October 22, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I hope you feel better soon! Being confined to the house can be quite painful. I love the idea of cinnamon chips being and the zest of an orange being added to this wonderful muffin! :)


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    Stacy — October 22, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Orange and cinnamon chips! Great combination! I can’t wait to find cinnamon chips somewhere so I can try them. Also, I have muffin cup envy. Where do you buy those beautiful things?

    I am glad your foot is better. You totally deserved those donuts, so don’t feel bad.



  4. #
    movita beaucoup — October 22, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Obviously, when you get injured, you do it right. Go big, or go home. Kinda like these muffins…


  5. #
    Kate | Food Babbles — October 22, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Yes! A thousand times, Yes! These muffins look so good and those wrappers are too cute. Love them! I also really like the addition of orange and cinnamon chips. Great adaptation!


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    Anita at Hungry Couple — October 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I’m glad you’re back on your feet and in your kitchen. These muffins look heavenly.


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your foot! And not being able to cook is a food blogger’s nightmare. Anyway, these muffins look amazing. I love using cinnamon chips (I don’t get to use it enough)! And your liners are super cute.


  8. #
    Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen — October 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I’m just visiting for Muffin Monday from Baker Street!! So happy to have found your blog and follow you:D I haven’t seen cinnamon chips.. but I’m going to look for some today! xx


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    [email protected] & Trinkets — October 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Ooh, gotta love those sexy cinnamon studs. XD


  10. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — October 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Love cinnamon, streusel-y muffins!!!

    I’m so glad that you’re getting better now, poor Jennie!!


  11. #
    Laura Dembowski — October 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Glad to hear you are doing better! That’s such a crazy and scary story. I often feel that if it’s possible for something to happen it will happen to me too. I love muffins and these are so unique and yummy looking :)


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    Yum Girl — October 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    What a perfect way to start a Monday. If I may, I’d like to invite you to submit your photos to the new YumGoggle, a photo sharing site with the philosophy that if you worked hard to cook it and photograph it, we should show it off! Hope to see you there soon!


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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I love muffins! These look amazing. The cinnamon chips with the orange sounds like heaven. Glad you are back and up and around again. I couldn’t sit still like that either!


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    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — October 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Entenmann’s Crumb Donuts are a cure-all, for sure! Glad you’re back on your feet and rearing to go again! And the cinnamon chips addition sounds divine!


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    shannon — October 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

    i love these muffins! I could have used a few this past monday, which was rainy, chilly, and perfect for cinnamon chippy goodness. orange and cinnamon are one of my favorite flavor combos, and allspice just makes me happy. I’ve been throwing it randomly in things recently, just because.

    how cute are the muffin cups you’ve been using? too cute. yay for muffin mondays!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 25, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Oh girl, I’m sorry to hear about your foot! That is totally something that would happen to me as well if that makes you feel any better!

    These muffins look so good! Perfect cure!


  17. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Aww, your poor foot. I’m happy it’s (mostly) better! And I find it amazing that some people aren’t able to just lounge about in bed and watch TV. I wish I were like that! Because all I want to do is bake, take pictures, and hop back into bed. Your way is definitely better. :)

    Those muffins look so good and those liners or whatever-they’re-called are super cute!



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