Delicious Cinnamon Muffins

Once you make a batch of cinnamon muffins, you have a hard decision to make: Is this a breakfast food, a snack, or a dessert? Fortunately, chef, food writer, and registered dietician Kristen Carli of Camelback Nutrition & Wellness has a good way to help you sort things out, and it's all about the pairing. "I love to eat these for breakfast with a yogurt," she says, adding, "These would also make a great dessert served with ice cream."

As for a quick and tasty snack? Enjoy a muffin as is. And once you make a batch of cinnamon muffins, you can enjoy them as part of breakfast, as a snack, or as a sweet treat for many days to come. "These will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to seven days," Carli says, adding that they also freeze well.

So, if a sweet cinnamon muffin that tastes great any time of the day and keeps well for days or even weeks with proper storage sounds good to you, what are you waiting for? If you keep a well-stocked kitchen, chances are good you won't even need to head to the store to grab these ingredients.

Gather your ingredients for cinnamon muffins

Like we just noted, you likely already have everything you need to prepare a dozen cinnamon muffins. What you'll need is 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, ½ cup of whole milk, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 sticks of butter (divided), 3 ½ cups of flour (divided), ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of salt (divided). You'll also need a stand mixer, a small bowl, a whisk, a muffin tray, muffin liners, a fork, and a spoon.

Prep your oven and tin, and get mixing

Start the process off by pre-heating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, line each of the cups in your muffin tin with a muffin liner. Without liners, you can pretty much count on a mess and even potentially on muffins that won't form properly.

Then, in a stand mixer, add 1 stick of softened butter and 1 cup of sugar. Cream on low until the butter and sugar mixture is smooth. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla, and run the mixer until all of the ingredients have been combined.

Mix in the dry ingredients, then portion out the batter

In a large bowl, add 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Whisk to combine these dry ingredients well. While the mixer with the wet ingredients is running on low, gradually add in all of the dry ingredients. Mix slowly until everything has combined.

Then, scoop ¼ cup of the mixture into each lined muffin tin. If any of the muffin cups seem to have too much or too little batter scooped in, by all means move little scoops around to ensure all of the muffins cook evenly.

Make the crumble topping, and bake your muffins

In a small bowl, add 1 stick of melted butter, 1 ½ cups of flour, ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt. Use a fork to combine these ingredients into a crumble topping which should have plenty of lumps of varied size.

While Carli calls these muffins overall "fairly easy" to make, she says, "The crumble topping can be a bit of a learning curve for some. Be sure to use melted butter so that [it] combines very easily." Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of each muffin tin, and then bake the muffins at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Enjoy for breakfast, snack time, or after dinner.

Delicious Cinnamon Muffins
5 from 6 ratings
These cinnamon muffins are complete with a heavenly crumble topping that you won't be able to get enough of.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
30
minutes
Servings
12
Muffins
Cinnamon muffin cut open on a plate
Ready in 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter, divided
  • 3 ½ cups flour, divided
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, then line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin liners.
  2. In a stand mixer, add 1 stick of softened butter with 1 cup of sugar, and cream until smooth. Add 2 eggs, ½ cup of whole milk, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and mix until combined.
  3. In a large bowl, add 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt, then whisk to combine.
  4. While the mixer is on low, gradually add dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  5. Scoop ¼ cup of mixture into each muffin tin.
  6. In a small bowl, add 1 stick of melted butter, ½ cup of brown sugar, 1 ½ cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of salt, then use a fork to combine into crumble topping. Sprinkle crumble topping on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 375
Total Fat 16.7 g
Saturated Fat 10.1 g
Trans Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 68.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 51.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Total Sugars 23.2 g
Sodium 226.1 mg
Protein 5.2 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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