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Easy Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

This cinnamon muffins recipe is quick and easy to make. They can be either savory or sweet; however, they are usually sweet.

They are best served right out of the oven with a fresh mug of coffee. These are the perfect weekend breakfast treat! These oven-fresh muffins have tall peaks with cinnamon and sugar encrusted tops with a light and moist cake-like texture.

They are wonderfully delicious. This recipe is my go-to recipe for sweet muffins. I think you are going to like it too.

How to Make Cinnamon Muffins From Scratch

They are so quick and easy to make from scratch using simple, wholesome, and organic ingredients.

Fresh baked cinnamon muffins

Freshly baked cinnamon muffins

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Ingredients for Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

When making breakfast muffins, I will measure out all the dry ingredients the night before. However, I will mix in the wet ingredients just before baking them.

Simple Pantry Staple Ingredients 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon hot chocolate mix (instant cocoa mix)
Cinnamon Muffin Ingredients

Cinnamon Muffin Ingredients

I used almond milk, but any milk will work.

Tools and Equipment 

The measuring bowls with lids are great for measuring your ingredients ahead of time.

Measuring Dry Ingredients

Before measuring my ingredients, I preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Baking at this higher temperature is how the tall peaks are formed.

Measure your dry ingredients into a medium bowl. Add the 2 tablespoons of sugar to this mixture.

Cinnamon Muffin Dry Ingredients

Cinnamon Muffin Dry Ingredients

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This recipe has 4 teaspoons of baking powder which helps to form those gorgeous tall peaks.

Adding salt

Next, add salt

Then add 4 teaspoons baking powder

Then add 4 teaspoons baking powder

The look and texture of these muffins are similar to a yellow cake.

Adding 2 tablespoons of sugar to the batter

Adding 2 tablespoons of sugar to the flour mixture

The batter is not loaded with sugar. Therefore the topping the center is a sweet surprise.

Making the Sugar, Cinnamon, and Chocolate Topping

This is where you use the 1/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and the hot cocoa mix. This mixture is sprinkled in the center and on top of the cinnamon muffin batter.

 

In small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon mixture

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon mixture

Stir to combine

Stir to combine sugar mixture

Adding Wet Ingredients

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture

Stir until combined

Stir until combined

Filling the Pans with Cinnamon Muffin Batter

Suppose you are using a muffin tin grease well. However, if using a muffin liner, there is no need to grease the pan.  Another option is using reusable muffin cups.

Fill muffin tins with half the muffin batter

Fill muffin tins with half the batter

I wanted to share a little advice on using the batter scooper. Before using it, I spray it with this to keep the batter from sticking.

Spoon on half the sugar mixture and fill with the remaining batter

Spoon on half the sugar mixture and fill with the remaining batter

Sprinkling the Special Sugar Mixture on Top

Top with the remaining sugar mixture

Top with the remaining sugar mixture

 

Place in a preheated oven

Place in a preheated oven

Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Fresh baked cinnamon muffins

Cinnamon Muffins

Muffins are quick and easy to make. They are best served right out of the oven with a fresh mug of coffee. These are the perfect weekend breakfast treat! These oven-fresh muffins have tall peaks with cinnamon and sugar encrusted tops with a light and moist cake-like texture. They are wonderfully delicious. This recipe is my go-to recipe for sweet muffins. I think you are going to like it too.
4.63 from 24 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Cinnamon muffin, Muffin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 95kcal
Cost: 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ¼ cup Melted butter
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon hot cocoa mix (instant)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 425 degrees
  • Grease 12 muffin cups
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 2 T sugar
  • In a small bowl, mix the egg, milk, and butter
  • Stir egg mixture into the flour mixture.
  • Make topping and filling: Combine ¼ cup sugar, cinnamon, and hot cocoa mix.
  • Spoon half the batter into the muffin cups
  • Sprinkle half the sugar mixture over the batter
  • Spoon remaining batter and top with sugar mixture

Notes

Muffins are quick and easy to make. They can be either savory or sweet; however, they are usually sweet.
They are best served right out of the oven with a fresh mug of coffee. These are the perfect weekend breakfast treat! These oven-fresh muffins have tall peaks with cinnamon and sugar encrusted tops with a light and moist cake-like texture.
They are wonderfully delicious. This recipe is my go-to recipe for sweet muffins. I think you are going to like it too.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tall cinnamon muffins with sugar mixture bubbling out of the delicious golden peaks

Tall cinnamon muffins with sugar mixture bubbling out of the delicious golden peaks

Serve With Butter!

Butter melting in to a Cinnamon Muffin

Butter melts into the cinnamon and sugar center

 

 

Can you Freeze Cinnamon Muffins?

Freezing muffins for later is ideal such as for a brunch party or Christmas morning. Wrap tightly and store in an airtight freezer container for up to three months. Then, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature.

Bite out of a Cinnamon Muffin

The cake is light and fluffy with a sweet surprise

This cinnamon muffin batter is versatile so that you can try some of your favorite add-ins. You can use it to make chocolate chip muffins by adding 2 cups of mini chocolate chips to the batter.


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Bon appétit,

Kippi

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Pam

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

I just made these. I split the reciepe and had to add more milk in order to get the specified consistancy. I could not believe these were under 100 calories a piece. So Yummy! They were perfect! My husband ate one and went into the kitchen to get another and then another LOL! Thank you for sharing this wonderful and delightful reciepe!

Lynn

Monday 30th of November 2020

These look yummy and I am excited to try them. I have read the recipe and don't see how long the baking time is. If I have missed this I am sorry but could you please confirm baking time.

sewmaggie

Friday 4th of September 2020

You left the baking instructions off the "recipe card" format.

Mary Ann

Monday 31st of August 2020

If I want to use Almond flour would I use same amount? They look so delicious ! thank you

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Thursday 27th of August 2020

This muffin sounds so good! I am very intrigued by using hot chocolate mix in them. That sounds so good!

Kippi

Monday 31st of August 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by. I agree the hot cocoa mix is a fun addition. Have a great day, Kippi

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