Cinnamon Spelt Muffins with an Almond Streusel Topping

Cinnamon Spelt Muffins with an Almond Streusel Topping


These cinnamon spelt muffins remind me of the type of cakes you find in a bakery. Not quite a muffin top (more of a delicious dome) but deep and filling. 

The muffins are made with spelt flour but can be made with regular flour. The sponge is light with an irresistible crunchy almond streusel topping. 


Cinnamon Spelt Muffins with an Almond Streusel Topping


Quick and easy to make, these cinnamon spelt muffins make an awesome weekend brunch. Serve warm with a piping cup of coffee. Heaven.

If you like these spelt flour muffins, check out my other Sweet Treats!


Cinnamon Spelt Muffins with an Almond Streusel Topping

Course Muffin
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 7 muffins



  • 70g brown sugar
  • 30g white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 25g butter
  • 130ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175g spelt flour (see note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Streusel Topping

  • 60g butter (melted)
  • 50g chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 45g brown sugar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 190°C and prepare a muffin tin (I used cupcake cases).


  • Prepare the topping first. Melt the butter and allow to cool slightly. Mix the dry ingredients together and then stir in the butter. Set to one side while you make the muffins.


  • Melt the butter and set to one side to cool a little.
  • Whisk the sugars and egg together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the butter, oil, milk and vanilla and whisk until everything is combined.
  • Sift the flour, cinnamon and baking powder together and stir carefully into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Using a spoon, place the batter into the muffin cases until almost full, leaving a small space (I made 7 cakes). Using your hands or a spoon, sprinkle over the streusel topping.
  • Bake for around 18 minutes. The cakes are ready when an inserted skewer comes out clean. Serve warm. Enjoy!


  1. You can use the same amount of regular or spelt flour instead.
  2. I use grams in my recipes as weighing ingredients is the most accurate method. However, if cups are your thing, you can convert my measurements at Cook it Simply.
Cinnamon Spelt Muffins with an Almond Streusel Topping

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