Monday, October 3, 2011

French Breakfast Muffins

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I made these last night on a whim thinking that they would be good the next morning with a cup of coffee on top of being portable.  It’s my son who could benefit from the portable part.  I just want to drink coffee.  He cuts it  way too close in the mornings time wise if you ask me.   And  he is usually hungry in the morning but runs out of time to eat breakfast.  Now I am not saying these are the healthiest muffins you could eat but it just might be one of the tastiest.  Even better hot out of the oven. 

I found the recipe over on the blog Velvet Lava Cafe after first spotting it on Pinterest where it is getting a lot of attention right now.    And besides, with a name like  French Breakfast Muffins, how could I not give them a try? 

Here is the recipe:

French Breakfast Muffins

1/3 c. butter, melted
1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 c. sugar

1 1/2 c. all purpose  flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 c. sugar
1/2 stick of  butter, melted
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium-large sized bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined.  Batter will be lumpy. Do not over mix. Scoop batter into muffin tins that have sprayed with cooking spray or line with cupcake paper liners.  I used a large ice cream scoop to get them into the muffin cups and I got 10 medium sized muffins out of this batter; Bake for 20-25 muffins, or until they just start to turn a bit golden at the edges.

For the topping, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place melted butter in another small bowl. Dip the warm muffins in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar.  ( The original recipe called for 1/2 cup of sugar and a whole stick of butter.  That seemed like a lot to me so I cut it in half and used 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 of a stick of butter and was glad I did.  It was the perfect amount.)


Jo said...

Perfect for my busy mornings as well ~ I'd better get baking!


Stacey said...

I've made those before and they are pure heaven. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Rose E. Glasses said...

These are an old time fav from Grandma's Betty Crocker cookbook.

Ours took so much butter because, we dipped the whole muffin in butter and rolled each muffin all the way around in the cinnamon sugar....awesome.

I make them as muffin bites nowadays, in a 24 compartment muffin pan.

This was a great walk down memory lane!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Wow, those look amazing!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks! I love the idea of making them in a mini size. A basket full of mini muffins would so cute and make everybody happy. Especially all the "ladies" I know who wouldn't dare eat a whole muffin but I know they would pop a mini one in their mouth in a heartbeat!

Pam said...

They look so good!

Balisha said...

I made these years ago with a recipe from Betty Crocker. My Mom and Dad always asked me, a young girl, to make them for breakfast on Sunday.We dipped the whole muffin in butter too. They were called French Breakfast Puffs. Thanks for bringing back that memory.

L said...

I've been making these for about 5 years. First saw it on Pioneer Woman's blog. I find if I put the sugar/cinnamon mix in a ziploc,it is so much easier to coat all the around and then sahke off. I also use mini muffin pans it makes about 3 doz...