French Breakfast Muffins

Do you ever have breakfast for dinner?  We do, and we love it!  There’s nothing like being in a what-to-cook-for-dinner slump and having the thought to just whip up some breakfast.  Our meal on this night was nothing particularly fancy: scrambled eggs (yes, I like them brown), YUMMY bacon from Christiansen Family Farms, and even YUMMIER French breakfast muffins.  I know they don’t look special, but trust me….they are!

Really, anything topped with cinnamon and sugar will make a meal better!  Here’s the recipe:

Muffin Ingredients

2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 large egg
1 cup plus 2 TB milk
6 TB unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

2 TB unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  1.  Heat oven to 375°.  Butter the cups of a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.
  2. Measure and whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg until it’s frothy.  Blend in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture.  Using a wooden spoon, mix the batter until it’s evenly blended.  Then spoon it into the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  5. Bake the muffins on the center rack for about 20 minutes.  Transfer the pan to a rack and let it cool for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins from the pan.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the topping by stirring the sugar and the cinnamon together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, melt the butter.  Set both bowls next to the muffins.
  7. Working with one muffin at a time, quickly dip the tops on the melted butter, and then in the cinnamon sugar, rolling each one to cover the entire muffin top.  Makes 12 muffins.

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One Response to “French Breakfast Muffins”

  1. Bake 52 Week 3: Boston Cream Cupcakes | ZollyZoo…In The Kitchen Says:

    […] I pulled the cupcakes out of the tin to cool, their weight and texture reminded me of my favorite French breakfast muffins….a little heavy and kind of springy. Which made me wonder if the French muffin recipe would […]

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