Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

cinnamon sugar muffins

One of my all-time favorite combinations has to be cinnamon and sugar. There’s something comforting about it which is why I was so excited to come across a super simple recipe for cinnamon sugar muffins.

One of my all-time favorite combinations has to be cinnamon and sugar. This combo goes great on toast, with apple pie, on coffee cakes, and even sprinkled on top of hot cocoa. There’s something comforting about it which is why I was so excited to come across a super simple recipe for cinnamon sugar muffins. I modified the recipe a bit to add a little more cinnamon. The result is perfect cinnamon sugar muffins that are best served fresh out of the oven! I like to serve them with crisp bacon on the side, along with a fresh fruit salad.

Let’s talk for a minute about cinnamon. I think cinnamon is one of those ingredients that most people have in their stash of spices, yet not many people realize the health benefits it offers. Not only does it taste fabulous, it is also known to regulate blood sugar which is very helpful for anyone, but especially those with Type 2 Diabetes. There are other benefits cinnamon offers which you can checkout here.

Alright, now on to these delicious buttery cinnamon sugar muffins! I’d be surprised if you didn’t already have all of the ingredients you need on hand, which is another reason I love them. Any delicious recipe I can make without needing to make a trip to the grocery store gets a gold star from me.

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

cinnamon sugar muffins

Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: 25mn
Total Time: 35mn


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together dry muffin ingredients. Add in wet muffin ingredients and stir well.
  3. Lightly grease your muffin tin or prepare it with cooking spray.
  4. Spoon enough batter into each muffin cup so that it is a little more than 1/2 full. You should get around 8 muffins out of this mixture.
  5. Fill any empty muffin cups with a bit of water. This step helps ensure even baking.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until muffins start turning golden brown at the edges.
  7. While the muffins are baking, prepare the topping mixture by combining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. In another bowl, melt 6 tablespoons of butter
  8. When the muffins come out of the oven, dip each in butter, then in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  9. Eat immediately! These babies are amazing fresh from the oven. They heat up well, but I’d take a fresh cinnamon sugar muffin any day!

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  1. Just saw your recipe and thought it looked too yummy not to try, so I just made them and they turned out really well :) Thanks for the clear directions and the yummy recipe!

  2. You can still make without the nutmeg… it just adds a subtle flavor. In fact, I’ve made it without plenty of times. :)

  3. PS: Aren’t you supposed to be resting, and not in the kitchen baking?!?!?

  4. I really enjoy the awesome flavor of cinnamon and sugar. I just saw your recipe and went immediately into my kitchen to prepare. These muffins are fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing.

  5. Going to make these. I love anything with cinnamon and sugar.

  6. Mmm don’t use egg and I bet Fernando would love them!

  7. Do you have a good zucchini bread recipe? I’ve been really craving some.

  8. Anne Higley Shifter

    Yum..I’d love a low fat low sugar zucchini bread recipe if anyone has one! Thanks!!

  9. I love cinnamon and sugar, my fave kid memory cinnamon toast baked in the toaster oven-love this recipe!

  10. Made me hungry…. I’m headed to the kitchen now for cinnamon toast….. Done in 2 minutes !!!!! Lol

  11. all i need now is a huge tall glass of milk!!

  12. all I would need is a nice hot cup of coffee:)

  13. Wow amazing recipe thanx for sharing.

  14. Diane Frambach Orth

    My recipe calls these French Breakfast puffs. Whatever name they are so good.

  15. Loved this recipe when I saw it on the Williams Sonoma website a few weeks ago! It is delish!

  16. WilliamandRaquel Norton

    This is in the oven right now! Cant wait to one!

  17. Cheryl Blakeman-Todd

    I’ll be using Stevia or Trivia for the sugar?? You think that would be ok??

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