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 (¼ cup + 2 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 30g (2 tbsp + 1 tsp) white sugar
  • 1 egg (medium)
  • 60ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil
  • 25g (1 tbsp + 2 tsp) butter
  • 130ml (½ cup + 1 tbsp) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 180g (1½ cups) spelt flour (see note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Streusel Topping

  • 60g (¼ cup) butter (melted)
  • 50g (1¾ oz) chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 45g (3 tbsp + 2 tsp) brown sugar



  • 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.


  • Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / 375℉, and prepare a muffin tin (I used cupcake cases).
  • 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, dollop the batter into the muffin cases until almost full, leaving a small space (see note 2).
  • 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. The measurements made 7 large muffins. You can use less batter in each case, and make more, if you prefer.
I have converted grams to cups/ounces/tablespoons using online converters. Although I have no reason to believe they are inaccurate, please be aware that I have not made the recipe with imperial measurements.
In addition, many ingredients are different in Europe compared to North America. I do all I can to offer possible alternatives and to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone. However, results cannot always be guaranteed if you have not used the same ingredients, measurements or methods as me.
Lastly, I do everything I can to ensure that my recipes (and instructions) are accurate and easy to follow. However, I am human, and don't always get it right. If you notice anything strange, a mistake, or even a typo, please let me know in the comments. 
Cinnamon Spelt Muffins with an Almond Streusel ToppingCinnamon Spelt Muffins with an Almond Streusel Topping

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