French Breakfast Puffs

Try these French Breakfast Puffs for your next special breakfast occasion! Tender, fluffy, and rolled in cinnamon-sugar, these little donut-like muffins will be your new favorite breakfast treat.

Try these French Breakfast Puffs for your next special breakfast occasion! Tender, fluffy, and rolled in cinnamon-sugar, these little donut-like muffins will be your new favorite breakfast treat.

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Not long after I got married {nearly 10 years ago, holy smokes}, a work friend invited me to a Tastefully Simple party. One of the prepared muffins we got to sample were the Cinnamon Muffin Melts, which tasted like a sinful heaven to me.  I splurged on a box, which I made around the time of my first anniversary.

The Tall Boy went bonkers over them.  I mean, really, really bonkers.  And if you know my husband, that’s saying a lot when it comes to sweet breakfast breads.  But since those boxed mixes were pricey, we’ve only had them a time or two over the years.

Until now.

Try these French Breakfast Puffs for your next special breakfast occasion! Tender, fluffy, and rolled in cinnamon-sugar, these little donut-like muffins will be your new favorite breakfast treat.

Recently, I was paging through some of my grandmother’s old recipes and books, and I stumbled on this one. Reading through the ingredients and method, I knew it was the homemade version of those cinnamon muffin melts I’d made all those years before.

Only way better.

The biggest problem with these muffins is that they are not diet friendly. Hello, you dip them in butter and then roll ’em around in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Socrazygood.  And so worth it.

Try these French Breakfast Puffs for your next special breakfast occasion! Tender, fluffy, and rolled in cinnamon-sugar, these little donut-like muffins will be your new favorite breakfast treat.

These French Breakfast Puffs are highly addictive. Paired with a steaming cup of coffee, I’m in pure breakfast bliss gobbling these up on a weekend morning.

Or a Wednesday morning, I’m not particular. 😉

French Breakfast Puffs
 
Serves: makes 9 muffins
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup milk
For the topping:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the sugar, butter and egg in a large bowl. Add sifted flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with ½ cup milk, beating well after each addition.
  4. Fill greased muffin tins two-thirds full. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
For the topping:
  1. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Remove muffins from the pan while they are still warm, and immediately dip them in the melted butter. Then roll the butter-covered muffin in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

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14 Comments

  1. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    omg, these puffs look amazing Ashley! Dipped in butter and covered in cinnamon sugar is my kind of breakfast! 🙂 Pinned! And thanks for joining the giveaway!

    Reply
  2. Beth R.

    I first made this recipe back in the late 70s. The recipe was in my Betty Crocker cookbook. I made them often because I would always have the ingredients on hand. My kids loved them!!!

    Reply
  3. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    Yummo! These look incredible! I just love anything with cinnamon.

    Reply
  4. Marisol Gutierrez

    Looks YUMMY! Do you know if I can substitute milk for soy milk and the egg with egg replacer? My kiddies have many food allergies

    Reply
  5. Marisol Gutierrez

    Looks YUMMY! Do you know if I can substitute milk for soy milk and the egg with egg replacer? My kiddies have many food allergies

    Reply
  6. Nancy Long

    sounds scrumptious, but how many does it make?

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Sorry about that – it makes 9.

      Reply
  7. debbie diller

    These look really good! I will make these tomorrow. But I probably will have to make a double batch! Facebook Amazon Gift Card, please!

    Reply
  8. Jorzane Careño

    Omg… These puffins made my family breakfast taste completely different. They really loved. Thank you

    Reply
    • Ashley

      So glad you liked them!

      Reply
  9. Shirley Szabo

    love these muffins, their great !!!!! A must try

    Reply
  10. Shirley Szabo

    These muffins are awesome tasting, a must try

    Reply
  11. Gloria Morris

    Made these for our monthly church potluck. I everyone gobbled them up ! Making some more for hubby right now for Father’s Day. The only cake he eats …..

    Reply

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