September 10, 2013

french breakfast puffs (cinnamon-sugar muffins)

A couple of days ago I was looking at the recipes I had posted on my old cooking blog. The pictures were horrendous and since I don't use that blog anymore, I've decided to go back and make the recipes from years ago that I posted so I can retake the pictures... starting with these delicious little bits of cinnamon sugar goodness. French breakfast puffs are a hit wherever they go. Seriously, I have never met someone who doesn't like them. If you want a fun little treat for a delicious weekend breakfast or the perfect baby shower brunch item - these are your friends. I made them in mini-muffin tins the other day for a little brunch I hosted with my high school girlfriends and they were perfect little bites (I did add extra cinnamon to the topping this time so they look pretty dark in the picture).
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup milk

Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar; beat in egg until thoroughly combined. Add 1/2 of the milk to the butter/sugar mixture and then 1/2 of the dry mixture. Beat in the remaining 1/2 of the milk and the remaining 1/2 of the dry mixture. Pour into muffin tins (or mini-muffin tins, like I did in the picture) and bake for 20 minutes (12 minutes if mini muffins) at 350 degrees. Remove from oven.

Melt 1/3 cup of butter in a small bowl. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Take a muffin and dip the top in the melted butter and the immediately dip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, turning to coat. Repeat with all muffins and serve warm.


  1. These look great! How many mini muffins will this make?

  2. These look great! How many will this recipe make?

  3. Probably going to need to make these immediately. (By the way, I found your blog via Downeast - I'm loving looking around!).


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