What do you get when you combine coffee cake with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, with Cereal Milk? And a sh*t ton of crumble topping? This glorious, moist – sorry, had to – and deliciously nostalgic Cinnamon Toast Crunch Coffee Cake.
This coffee cake was ideated from a long set love for cinnamon toast crunch…. milk. I used to eat cinnamon toast crunch on the weekly. It was actually my brother who loved cinnamon toast crunch first, and I would have a bowl or two of it when my mom bought it for him. Well, fast forward a couple of years, and my love for the cereal grew tremendously. But here’s the thing…. once the cinnamon-y coating of the cereal wears off, the base of it really isn’t anything remarkable. Basically, the magic is in the coating.
Soooo… we took the best part of cinnamon toast crunch and basically infused it into the base of this coffee cake. Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. We also put the Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the crumble topping. Cinnamon toast crunch in two ways in this recipe is simply the best addition ever, and as much as I love a classic coffee cake… that just wont do it for me anymore after this one.
But now down to the nitty gritty of the recipe… all the tips, knowledge & everything to know before this one!
Making the Cereal Milk…
It’s as simple as it sounds…. with one simple tip. 🙂 Making cereal milk is literally just soaking the cereal in milk for about 10 minutes until the milk soaks up the flavors of the cereal. While the cereal is soaking in the milk, it will absorb about 1/3 cup of the milk, so you’ll be left with about 1/2 cup of cereal milk to use in the recipe!
Making the Crumble Topping…
For the crumble topping, we’ll use slightly crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! No need for it to be crushed into a powder, but rather crush it into just smaller pieces. Additionally, work with cold butter for the topping!
Coffee Cake Ingredients…
One of the simplest but most important tips is to work with room temperature ingredients for the base of the coffee cake! Room temperature ingredients (butter, milk, eggs) combine more easily than cold ingredients and overall lend for a much smoother texture. 🙂
I hope you love this coffee cake as much as my family & I do!