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French Breakfast Muffins

French Breakfast Muffins- Soft muffins that are simply dreamy! They are a simple muffin with the light taste of nutmeg. Then, we dunk the tops with melted butter and cinnamon sugar for added deliciousness.  Eat these warm for the ultimate indulgence.

French Breakfast Muffins- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

My lovely mother made these muffins quite often during my childhood. We didn't call them French Breakfast Muffins though.  They were just "really delicious cinnamon muffins".  It wasn't until I was an adult and started blogging, that I discovered what they were called.

I bake these all the time for my family and no, we don't call them French Breakfast Muffins either...just "really delicious cinnamon muffins" ;) 

Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour + Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Butter

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French Breakfast Muffins- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Notes


Don't over mix your batter.  It's OK if there are a few lumps. Over mixing your batter may give you dense muffins.  Dense muffins = not tasty.


You will need melted butter for both the batter and topping.  After melting it, let it cool to room temperature. This will make it easier to handle and will mix better with your egg in the batter.


While I totally recommend using the nutmeg on these, if you don't have any on hand, ground cinnamon can be used as a replacement.  

Amount of Muffins

This batter makes anywhere from 6 to 8 muffins. You won't get an entire dozen from it. 


Keep any leftover muffins in a covered container. No need to refrigerate, unless your weather is really hot or humid. They are best eaten within a week.


  1. Love this and the cinnamon sugar tops. Pinned it
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  2. I've not heard of these before but they remind me of donut muffins! They sound and look perfect ^_^

  3. I think I can eat of of them 😅 - they look so good! Thanks for sharing and for joining Fiesta Friday Party! We hope to see you again soon.


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