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Cinnamon and Sugar Muffins

When I first made these muffins I was immediately brought back to my childhood.  I loved making cinnamon and sugar toast. These muffins, like my toasts, are buttery and covered in a hefty layer of cinnamon and sugar.  Since the muffins are fully covered in cinnamon and sugar, I've made the cake batter on the 'less sweet' side. I love sugar, but I don't want an overload. I especially don't want or need my two boys starting their days off with sugar highs!

They are a great breakfast, mid-morning snack, mid-afternoon snack, dinner, dessert, mid-night snack, or really anytime of the day snack.  I promise they will make you very happy.

cinnamon sugar muffin on white plate

Leftover Muffins

If you want to save the leftover muffins, I suggest wrapping each one in plastic wrap and placing them in a freezer bag. Then, you can defrost them as needed. Also, if you don't have shortening you can use softened butter, but that will change the consistency of the muffins a bit. Sometimes I think buying shortening is worth it and this is one of those times!

Cinnamon and Sugar Muffins

These light, perfectly sweet muffins and exactly what I want for breakfast. Add a hot cup of coffee and I'm in heaven. The cinnamon and sugar coating brings me back to my childhood when I ate cinnamon and sugar toast WAY too often!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword breakfast, cinnamon, dessert, muffin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12


Muffin Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk

Cinnamon and Sugar Coating Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine shortening and 3/4 cups sugar.  Mix on high for 2-3 minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing for 1 minute.  Next, add the nutmeg, ginger, salt, and baking powder and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Then, add 1/2 of the flour and mix thoroughly.  Follow by adding half of the milk and mix thoroughly.  Add the last half of the flour and milk one at a time until all mixed in.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough into greased muffin tins or a silicone muffin tin.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  5. In the mean time, melt the butter in a medium sized sauce pan.  In a another bowl combine the 1 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  6. When the muffins are done baking, let them cool enough so you can touch them.  Dunk the muffins in the melted butter and then cover with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. It seems like you will have too much butter and cinnamon and sugar mixture, but you won't.  Make sure to thoroughly fill all cracks and crevasses with both items.

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