These cinnamon sugar muffins are delicious. Freshly baked muffins, dipped in melted butter and then rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar!

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These cinnamon sugar muffins are dangerous.

Not like “choking hazard” dangerous (well maybe) but more like before-you-know-it-you’ve-inhaled-three and you’re covered in cinnamon sugar evidence. THAT kind of dangerous.

If you’re like my husband and can eat seven and not feel your thighs grow well, I am jealous! Who am I kidding, just thinking of these muffins are making me reach for my well loved stretchy pants.

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These muffins are a family favorite. Not just because they’re coated in cinnamon sugar but because they taste like cider mill donuts.

They are so easy to whip up, and don’t require a mixer of any kind to get the job done.

Easy peasy delicious.


To Make These Cinnamon Sugar Muffins You Will Need:

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • milk
  • butter
  • egg
  • salt
  • nutmeg

For the topping you will need:


Butter and flour a standard muffin pan and preheat your oven to 350°.


In a large bowl, whisk together 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Then set aside for a moment.



Combine the egg and milk and beat with fork. Pour the milk in with the cooled but still melted butter and stir to combine.


Pour in the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients…


… and mix until just combined.


I buttered and floured a muffin tin. Then I spooned in a generous tablespoon of batter into each muffin tin… you want to divvy it out over 12 muffins. Then I may or may not have licked the spatula, bowl, and maybe the spoons too…

Place these babies on the middle rack in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes… depending on your oven. These should have just a touch of a brown on the tops, and soft bottoms (LoL!).

After they cool a little, turn them out onto a cooling rack until cool enough to handle.


All right, now bathe the muffin in the butter… oh yeah…


Then roll it around in the cinnamon and sugar… and repeat… heck yes!

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Until they look like this!!

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Here’s a little lesson on how to polish off a cinnamon morning muffin in 2.2 seconds:

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…and there you have it.

I could totally lick that cinnamon-sugar-goodness off her face.

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These aren’t surprisingly sweet muffins. I bet you can’t stop at just one.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Cinnamon Sugar Muffin recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 12 servings

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Simple muffins dunked in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar.



  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled



  • Preheat your oven to 350° and butter flour (or use a nonstick spray with flour) a standard muffin tin.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Whisk to combine and then set aside.
  • Combine the egg, milk and melted butter. Being careful not to add the egg to hot butter and set aside.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to mix just until combined.
  • Fill the prepared muffin tins with a generous table spoon of batter or until all the batter is evenly distributed among all twelve muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan or turn out onto a wire rack until cool enough to handle.
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Dip each muffin into the melted butter letting the excess butter drip off, then toss it in the cinnamon/sugar mixture until completely coated. Repeat with remaining muffins.
Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 90mg, Potassium: 40mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 433IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 1mg