French Breakfast Muffins

With its sugar and cinnamon topping, this prizewinner may be the most delicious muffin you'll ever taste.

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Yields:
12 muffins
Prep:
15 mins
Bake:
20 mins 350°F
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French Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients
1 1/2
1/2
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1/2
cup milk
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl beat egg slightly; stir in milk and 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (the batter may be lumpy). Lightly grease muffin cups. Fill cups about two-thirds full with batter. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins are golden.
  3. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl combine the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Immediately dip tops of hot muffins into the 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine, then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.

From the Test Kitchen

Bake muffins as directed. Cool completely. Place muffins in freezer containers or bags and freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, wrap frozen muffins in heavy foil. Heat in a 300 degree F oven for 15 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

(French Breakfast Muffins)
    Per serving:
  • 191 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 42 mg chol.,
  • 169 mg sodium,
  • 24 g carb.,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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