This cinnamon muffin 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, 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 quick and easy to make from scratch using simple, wholesome, and organic ingredients.
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Ingredients for Cinnamon Muffin Recipe
I will measure out all the dry ingredients the night before when making breakfast muffins. However, I will mix in the wet ingredients just before baking them.
Simple Pantry Staple Ingredients
- 2 cups flour
- Four teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Two tablespoon sugar
- Two eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- One tablespoon of hot chocolate mix (instant cocoa mix)
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 form on the top of the muffins.
Measure your dry ingredients into a medium bowl. Add two tablespoons of sugar to this mixture.
This recipe has four teaspoons of baking powder which helps to form those gorgeous tall peaks.
The look and texture of these muffins are similar to a yellow cake.
I like that this batter has lower sugar. Therefore topping the center is a sweet surprise.
Making the Sugar, Cinnamon, and Chocolate Topping
Now you will use 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.
Adding Wet Ingredients
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.
I wanted to share a little advice on using the batter scooper. First, before using it, I spray it to keep the batter from sticking.
Sprinkling the Special Sugar Mixture on Top
Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
- 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)
- 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
Serve With Butter!
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.
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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Sunday 23rd of April 2023
Dry, dense and inedible. Was really excited to try this recipe but disappointed with the outcome. Followed the recipe exactly with only adjustment being that I baked for only 18 minutes. When both my boys reject cinnamon muffins you know something is off.
Saturday 3rd of September 2022
I just made these. They are delicious. I made a second batch and topped with the cinnamon sugar cocoa mixture; however, I filled them in the center with some apple butter I canned earlier to see how they would turn out and although the peaks weren't as high as the original recipe, they turned out great and were delicious right out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I'm going to make more batches in a couple days and experiment filing centers with pumpkin, pears, Saskatoon jelly, and peaches. Thanks for this recipe!
Thursday 14th of July 2022
They have no taste whatsoever. Also, no baking time is given.
Thursday 20th of April 2023
@KF, honestly I agree I wish I added some cinnamon in the batter
Monday 4th of July 2022
Do you have to add the cocoa mix to the sugar mix? Does it make the muffins taste of chocolate?
Monday 30th of May 2022
Hi there! Did you use a regular muffin size pan or a large one? The picture looks as if they are in a large muffin tin. The time and temperature would vary between the two pans I believe, and I want to make sure that I’m using the correct setting. Thanks!