Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins

I host a Christmas Breakfast at my home for my friends one morning in December every year. This year will be my 18th breakfast. I absolutely love everything about this day…from the first time I start planning and making lists to the last fork I put away. It makes me happy that my friends take a couple hours out of their busy lives to just sit and visit and talk during this crazy time of year. I will be sharing some of the recipes I have made for them over the years for the next few weeks. These recipes will include all kinds of muffins and cookies, breads and (make-ahead) breakfast casseroles. Because I’m a bit crazy, I have a notebook with every invitation, recipe, and menu and I have made comments about each recipe, so I will share them with you too, if applicable. I hope maybe you can find a recipe you’d  like to use at your gatherings.


I made these mini-muffins, you can make them regular sized or even jumbo!

I made these mini-muffins, you can make them regular sized or even jumbo!

Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 c. butter

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 large egg, separated

2/3 cup milk

Cinnamon Topping

1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled

Cinnamon sugar(3 Tbs sugar mixed with 1 Tbs cinnamon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease 2 dozen mini-cupcake wells.  (I’m sure you can make these full size if you want to, just adjust the baking time. )Sift the flour, baking powder , nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt into medium bowl.

In a small bowl, using a mixer, beat the egg white until it is stiff.

In another bowl, cream the butter, shortening, vanilla and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolk and beat well.

Stir half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, then stir in the milk. Stir in the remaining flour. Do not overmix. Now, gently fold in the egg white. Spoon the batter into cupcake wells, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 12-14 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove and cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove carefully then roll the tops first in the melted butter, then in the cinnamon sugar.

What do I love about this recipe? I love that it is a tastefully simple muffin. Nothing too fancy or heavy in there. I think it is a  really pretty little muffin, too. I have made them in mini size as well as jumbo sized.

What don’t I love about this recipe? I don’t like that I have to dirty 3 bowls to make this. I hate doing dishes !

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