Mom Date Day Break: Coffee Cake Muffins & McCafe Coffee

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I spend my days cleaning up messes (lots of them. everywhere.), changing diapers, playing “go fish,” watching Daniel Tiger (meow meow) and Rescue Bots, and sometimes speaking to no one over the age of 4. Sometimes…. I feel like I’m losing my mind. Just a little lot. It took me far too long to realize that I need to also take care of MYSELF. I need to create “me time” and do things that make me happy, even if it’s just 5 minutes a day! One thing I like to do is bake and there are a lot of good recipes on the Cooking Up Good site!

Most days, my “me time” is simply my morning coffee. By now even the kids know I don’t function without it and Ryan (my 4-year-old) works the Keurig to make it for me sometimes. Sipping on my coffee IS my “me time.” It’s my happy place! And mid-afternoon? I’ll probably have another cup!

Coffee Cake Muffins

I’m part of a local “club” just for moms and it has been wonderful for my sanity, haha. The kids get to make friends and play and mama gets to speak to adults and get out of the house! I host play groups at our house sometimes and the coffee is always on! I love my morning coffee, but it’s even better when I’m sitting on the couch with friends while we watch our kids happily play together.

enjoying my coffee me time

coffee timeNeed a Mom Date Day Break?

Brew some of your favorite coffee to share and make some coffee cake muffins—the perfect accompanying snack. You and your friends can enjoy together while the kids play… the kids will love the muffins, too, if they need a snack! Even better? Do the baking and brewing together… being in the kitchen is always easier when the kids are entertained by others to play with!

Baking and brewing with friends!

Baking coffee cake muffins

McCafé coffee pods (yummmmm) are now available at Walmart and I couldn’t wait to try them out! McCafé is premium coffee made with 100% Arabica Beans and there are LOTS of options—8 flavors! Don’t have a Keurig for the McCafé pods? There are bags of ground coffee, too. So next time your toddler pulls something like this…….

little stinker

…… and you’re ready to cry (or laugh/go crazy/run/fill-in-the-blank), grab SOME FRIENDS, some McCafé coffee, and a yummy snack. Take a breather and start over. Here’s my recipe for coffee cake muffins:

Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins
 
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Serves: 24 muffins
Ingredients
  • TOPPING:
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • MUFFINS:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ⅔ cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F and line a muffin tin with paper liners or nonstick spray.
  2. Make the topping first so it can dry by the time you need it.
  3. TOPPING:
  4. Combine sugars, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in melted butter.
  5. Add flour and stir until moist.
  6. Spread out mixture on wax paper to dry.
  7. MUFFINS:
  8. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (the first 6).
  9. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (last 3). Pour this into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until mixed.
  10. Scoop batter into the muffin tray. Sprinkle with crumb topping, pushing it into the batter a little bit.
  11. Bake for about 15 minutes (toothpick in center should come out clean).
  12. ENJOY! 🙂

Want to try the McCafé coffee?! Check out your local Walmart  for a McCafé demo that are at locations nationwide from 12/18 through 12/21!

If you need more inspiration, check out the Cooking Up Good website. It has recipes, sweepstakes, loyalty programs, coupons and more! What’s not to love? If you’re looking for a new dinner idea or a chance to win some awesome prizes, be sure to check it out!

What’s your favorite “me time?”

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias

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