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French Breakfast Puffs

Melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon sugar treats! These little puffs are like a mix between a donut and a muffin and oh so good! 

Course Breakfast, Brunch


  • 2/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, melted


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Grease two mini or 1 regular size muffin tray.

  2. Mix together shortening and 1 cup sugar until thoroughly combined. Add eggs and mix until combined. Sir in baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Gradually add flour and milk, alternating between the two, and mix until combined. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full. 

  3. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown for mini muffins and 20-25 minutes for regular size muffins.

  4. In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll warm muffins in melted butter, then roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Betty Crocker.