Monday, April 14, 2008

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins: The Breakfast of Champions

or at least champion shoppers. There were a few of us going on a shopping trip and we were going to meet at my house. What kind of hostess would I be if I didn't have a delicious treat waiting for them? Not to mention how great they made my house smell. These muffins were easy and wonderful. These provided all the sugar energy we would need for our day of shopping.

They are to die for hot out of the oven and freshly rolled in the cinnamon and sugar. They are still very good when they cool, but you can pop one in the microwave for a few seconds if you prefer them warm.

I found this recipe here: The Pioneer Woman. My changes are in red.

French Breakfast Puffs
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening (Crisco)
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter (I only used 1 1/4 sticks of butter and it turned out to be just enough)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside. Pray. In a different bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and shortening, then add eggs and mix. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden. In a bowl, melt 2 sticks butter. In a separate bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dip baked muffins in butter, coating thoroughly, then coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Eat. Faint.


Jaime said...

These look so good! I found your blog on the foodie blogroll. It's great! I'll be checking back in to see what else you've cooked up. :)

Jen said...

I love the Pioneer Woman! I've made these several times before; I sometimes do them as mini muffins too.