Sunday, December 4, 2011

French Breakfast Puffs - Holiday Muffins Recipe

These delectable, quick-fix breakfast muffins taste just like old-fashioned cinnamon-sugar cake donuts, only better because they are baked, not fried. Tender, warm muffins rolled in melted butter and coated with cinnamon-sugar;
I give 'em two yums up! *smile*

French Breakfast Puffs

Prep time:10 mins  Total time:35 mins   Servings:10

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 10 regular-size muffin cups.
In a large bowl mix shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and the egg.
In a medium-size bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.

Add flour mixture alternately with milk to the creamed ingredients.
Fill muffin cups 2/3rds full.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

To make the topping, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Melt butter in a shallow bowl. Roll hot muffins in the melted butter, then in the cinnamon-sugar.

Serve hot. Enjoy!

Yummy variation: Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped nuts to the topping.


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