French Breakfast Muffins

December 06, 2011


We love muffins in our house.  Love them. My kids favorite are Chocolate Chip with Ricotta Cheese. Well, they are a favorite of mine too.  But, as tasty as those are, we are looking for a new muffin around here. Mix things up.  I know, we are wild and crazy.

This simple, lovely, muffin is what I decided to try out.   I liked these because they appealed to all my picky children and the ingredients are always on hand in my kitchen.

These are light, soft and the buttery cinnamon top is to die for.  Come on! Make these the new muffins in your house too.


French Breakfast Muffins

Please note: this recipe makes just 6-8 muffins. If you want the standard 12, you will have to double the recipe.

Ingredients

  • FOR MUFFINS:
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • FOR TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin pan or line with cupcake papers.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined. Add in egg and milk. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Gradually, add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Don't over mix!
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden around the edges. Let muffins sit for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  6. FOR TOPPING:
  7. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. In another bowl, add melted butter.
  8. Dip warm muffins in melted butter, then, in cinnamon sugar.
Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.



7 comments

  1. Not sure how I missed these lovely treats from yesterday! I love cinnamon cake donuts and these look just like them but in muffin form. This recipe is definitely a keeper-yum!

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  2. Thank you Tina! Hope you enjoy them. They are great :)

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  3. I was feeling down in the dumps when I opened my computer this morning--even more down in the dumps when I clicked over to tasty kitchen and saw all of the beautiful recipes and photographs. Then, as I was scrolling through the latest recipe uploads, I found your muffins and I thought, "Oh, I need some of those. They would make everything feel good and warm and safe." I can see from your pictures how light and airy they must be. I think that I am going to whip out a batch before I go to work. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    P.S. Regarding your "About" page. You said that nobody looks at the About page. To tell you the truth, I always read bloggers' About pages. It helps me to make a connection with the blogger so that I can better understand their writing and their lives. Afterall, blogs are an extension of the person. And now that I have written all of this, I realize that I have taken a whole bunch of space in the comment section of YOUR blog. Oops. But, I just wanted you to know that a perfect stranger out here in the crazy world of food blogging is giving you a two thumbs up for being a mom and raising a family and writing this blog to share a little bit about you and your life. Well done.

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  4. Thank you so much Terri! I am glad that my little muffins perked up your day and that you like my blog. That really perked up my day :)
    Oh, I read the 'about' pages on blogs too..wasn't sure many people did, thanks for checking it out!

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  5. Oh, Terri..I hope you enjoy the muffins too! They are tasty.

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  6. Hi Erin. I just wanted to pop back over and tell you that I made your muffins this weekend. They were really good. I had some more last night and ate them with a little bit of raspberry jam. Thanks for sharing the recipe. PS: I hope it was okay, but I posted the recipe on my blog and listed you as the source. I ought to have asked permission first. I hope you don't mind.

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  7. So glad you liked them Terri..the raspberry is a great idea! No, I love that you posted the recipe :) Thanks for the link back!

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