French Breakfast Muffins

French Breakfast Muffins

I have been a little busy lately, and didn’t have time to cook or bake anything this weekend.  My lovely daughter however finished all her homework and chores, and decided to bake some muffins for her breakfast this week.  They came out so good, I asked her if she wanted to be a guest blogger…so here she is.  This is something new for my blog, but I can tell, it is the beginning of something extremely wonderful.

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Hi, I’m Dawn’s 11 year old daughter. I really love food but this week I got braces and I’m struggling with finding food that I can eat. I also started sixth grade and my breakfast times have been cut shorter. Mostly I have oatmeal for breakfast because it’s soft and quick, but after a week of the same oatmeal, you sort of get tired of it.

I started searching on All Recipes for some breakfast items that I can actually eat and I came across these muffins. They are soft and easy to eat with braces and you can finish them off in 5 bites.  My mom was busy so I decided I would make them myself. They are pretty basic muffins but a pinch of nutmeg and the cinnamon on top makes all the difference. They are very moist and fluffy and came out looking fabulous. I only filled up the muffin cups 1/3 of the way with batter, but they rose up a lot in the oven and came out with little peaks on the top. I also love the cinnamon sugar on top and I think it gives it a nice almost sandy texture to add to the fluffiness of the muffin itself.

These muffins were really fun and easy to make so if you have kids that like to cook, maybe give them a try at these. Hope you enjoy these muffins as much as I do!

Ingredients

MUFFINS

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

CINNAMON-SUGAR TOPPING

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg 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.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon When muffins are finished baking, dip tops of muffins in the melted butter, and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

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