The last post was from a link my daughter found. Remember? I mentioned how she emailed me with the subject line “YUM” and three links to recipes. This is the second link on the list. It’s a muffin recipe (here’s the link to where she found it), and we have no idea why the original has the word “French” in the title. Nor do we understand why they are called “breakfast” muffins. First of all, isn’t it common to serve different kinds of muffins at breakfast? And isn’t it also true that you can eat muffins at any time of the day? Yes, and yes. So maybe they are breakfast muffins because they taste very good with a cup of coffee served at breakfast. And maybe they originally were considered French because the person who first made them was from France? We may never know.
My daughter has made these twice. The second time she doubled the recipe, which is the one below, because doing all that work for 8 or 10 muffins seemed silly. I’ve also made a few changes/alterations to have it read better (I’m a stickler for listing ingredients in the order they are used in each recipe).
We really like these muffins. This recipe is a winner! Awesome addition to my morning coffee (or afternoon coffee … or evening coffee).
1 cup sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup milk
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
Heat oven to 350F.
In a mixer bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix slowly until combined (may be a bit lumpy). Don’t over mix.
Line muffin tins with paper liners (makes about 20 muffins).
Distribute batter into the lined cups.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they just start to turn a bit golden at the edges.
For the topping, stir together the cinnamon and the sugar in a small bowl.
Dip the warm muffins in the melted butter (we dipped just the top … we considered attempting to dip the whole muffin, but it was a bit too messy), then dip/roll the buttered section of the muffin in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Make a pot of coffee and enjoy. 🙂