Sunday, January 22, 2012

French Breakfast Muffins

It was time to make some muffins again!  I was looking for something quick and easy....meaning, few ingredients that I already had on hand!  I've had this recipe bookmarked for awhile in my "recipe box " on  They were super easy and quick to make and taste more like cake than muffin (but isn't that what muffins basically are?  Cake you can eat for breakfast?!).  My son and I had to taste these when they came out of  the oven nice and warm....delicious!  They did dry out a little bit over the next day or so, so they only got a 1 1/2 thumbs up rating.

French Breakfast Muffins
adapted from - by Kelly

Yield: 12 muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter, melted

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

2.In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Stir together egg, milk and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until just moistened (batter may be lumpy). Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

3.Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablepoons of sugar and the cinnamon. When muffins are finished baking, dip tops of muffins in the melted butter, and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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