Freshly baked Cinnamon Muffins, a delightful treat ready in just 25 minutes. These delectable breakfast muffins, rolled in cinnamon sugar reminiscent of Churros, are perfect for a cozy breakfast or a light dessert.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPES?

1. Quick and Easy. With basic ingredients and a single bowl, you can effortlessly whip up a batch of these homemade muffins on a leisurely weekend morning. The short baking time ensures a prompt breakfast or snack.

2. Deliciously Spiced. Indulge in the comforting flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, harmoniously combined with a hint of buttery sugar crunch. Each bite is a delightful balance of warm spices and delightful texture.

3. Versatile. These muffins are not limited to breakfast alone; they serve as a delightful pick-me-up in the afternoon when paired with your favorite coffee or tea.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

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  • Flour  – Regular all-purpose flour is commonly used in baking. It provides structure and texture to the muffins. You can substitute it with whole wheat flour for a healthier option or use a gluten-free flour blend if you need to avoid gluten.
  • Sugar – Granulated sugar is used to sweeten the muffin batter and cinnamon sugar is used for coating. You can use alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar, brown sugar, or a sugar substitute like Stevia. Keep in mind that different sweeteners may slightly affect the taste and texture of the muffins.
  • Baking powder – Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps the muffins rise and become light and fluffy. If you don’t have baking powder, you can make a substitute by combining 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar. However, note that this substitute might slightly affect the taste.
  • Salt – Salt enhances the flavor of the muffins and balances the sweetness. If you prefer a lower-sodium option, you can reduce the amount of salt used or use a salt substitute.
  • Cinnamon powder – Cinnamon powder adds a warm and slightly sweet flavor to the muffins.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter adds moisture and richness to the muffins. If you prefer a dairy-free option, you can use melted coconut oil, vegetable oil, or a dairy-free butter substitute. Keep in mind that different fats may slightly affect the flavor and texture of the muffins.
  • Egg – Eggs provide structure and moisture to the muffins. If you need an egg substitute, you can try using applesauce, mashed banana, yogurt, or a commercial egg replacer according to the package instructions. Keep in mind that the texture and taste may be slightly different with egg substitutes.
  • Milk – Warm milk adds moisture and helps bind the ingredients together. You can use any type of milk you prefer, such as dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Choose a milk that suits your dietary preferences or needs.
  • Cinnamon Sugar – The cinnamon sugar coating adds a sweet and crunchy layer to the muffins. You can make the coating by combining granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Adjust the ratio of sugar to cinnamon according to your taste preferences.

Remember, while substitutes can be used, they may alter the taste, texture, and overall outcome of the muffins. It’s always a good idea to experiment and adjust the recipe according to your personal preferences and dietary restrictions.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Don’t overmix the batter. When combining the wet and dry ingredients, mix until just combined. Overmixing can lead to tough muffins. It’s okay if the batter is slightly lumpy.
  • Use room temperature ingredients. Bringing the egg to room temperature before adding it to the batter helps with better mixing and distribution of ingredients. If you forget to do this, you can place the egg in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to quickly bring it to room temperature.
  • Grease the muffin tin properly. Make sure to grease the muffin tin well with butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking. You can also use cupcake liners if you prefer.
  • Bake at the correct temperature. Preheat your oven to (180°C) before placing the muffins inside. This ensures even baking and proper rising of the muffins.
  • Check for doneness. To determine if the muffins are fully baked, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean or with a few crumbs clinging to it, the muffins are done. If there is wet batter on the toothpick, bake the muffins for a few more minutes and retest.
  • Coat the muffins with cinnamon sugar while warm. For the delicious cinnamon sugar coating, dip the warm muffins in melted butter and then roll them generously in the cinnamon sugar mixture. The warmth helps the sugar adhere to the muffins.
  • Allow muffins to cool on a wire rack. After coating the muffins, place them on a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them retain their crunchiness and prevents the bottoms from becoming soggy.
  • Customize the recipe. Feel free to experiment with additions like diced apples, berries, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts to add extra flavor and texture to your muffins. Just fold them into the batter before baking.
  • Storage and reheating. Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To enjoy them warm, simply microwave them for a few seconds or warm them in a toaster oven.

Remember to have fun and enjoy the baking process! Feel free to make adjustments and personalize the recipe to suit your preferences. Happy baking!

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Dry Ingredients: Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Wet Ingredients: Add warm milk, lightly beaten egg, and melted butter to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined, but avoid overmixing. The batter should be lumpy.
  3. Bake: Divide the batter evenly among the wells of a greased muffin pan, filling them approximately one-third full. An ice cream scoop is a handy tool for this task. Bake the muffins at 350ºF for about 20 minutes, until the edges turn golden and the muffins set in the middle.
  4. For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping. Prep the Topping in a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, melt the remaining butter in the microwave.
  5. Dip and Roll. Take one muffin at a time, dip the top briefly in melted butter, then generously coat it with cinnamon sugar. For an extra touch of all-around crunch, coat the sides of the muffins as well. Place the coated muffins on a wire rack to cool.

VARIATIONS

While this cinnamon muffins recipe is a classic, you can easily switch things up with different flavors or add-ins. Consider the following ideas:

  • Apples: Add diced apples for effortless apple cinnamon muffins.
  • Berries: Incorporate blueberries, chopped strawberries, or raspberries.
  • Chocolate Chips: Include a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the batter for spiced chocolate chip muffins.
  • Chopped Nuts: Stir in crushed or chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Pumpkin Spice: Embrace the flavors of fall by replacing nutmeg and cinnamon with pumpkin spice.

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

These spiced cinnamon muffins make a delightful breakfast treat that can also be enjoyed as a dessert. They pair perfectly with a steaming cup of coffee in the morning, or you can savor them with hot chocolate, apple cider, or a comforting mug of tea.

Moreover, these homemade muffins are an excellent addition to a breakfast or brunch spread. Serve them alongside crispy hash browns, poached eggs, and flavorful air fryer bacon for a delightful meal.

Cinnamon muffins are versatile and can be enjoyed on their own or paired with various accompaniments. Here are some suggestions for what you can serve with cinnamon muffins:

  • Butter or Cream Cheese: Spread a pat of butter or a dollop of cream cheese on a warm cinnamon muffin for added richness and flavor.
  • Jam or Preserves: Serve your cinnamon muffins with a side of your favorite jam or preserves. Strawberry, raspberry, or apple preserves complement the cinnamon flavor beautifully.
  • Honey or Maple Syrup: Drizzle some honey or maple syrup over your cinnamon muffins for a touch of natural sweetness.
  • Fresh Fruits: Serve a plate of fresh fruits alongside the muffins. Sliced bananas, berries, or diced apples would make a refreshing and healthy accompaniment.
  • Yogurt: Enjoy your cinnamon muffins with a side of creamy yogurt. Greek yogurt or flavored yogurt can provide a nice contrast to the muffin’s texture and flavor.
  • Hot Beverages: Cinnamon muffins pair wonderfully with hot beverages. Serve them with a cup of hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or even spiced apple cider.
  • Whipped Cream: Top your cinnamon muffins with a dollop of whipped cream for an indulgent treat. This works particularly well if you are serving them as a dessert option.
  • Ice Cream: If you want to take your cinnamon muffins to the next level, serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm muffins and cold ice cream creates a delightful contrast in temperature and texture.

Remember, these suggestions are just ideas, and you can always get creative and experiment with your own favorite pairings. Enjoy your cinnamon muffins with whatever accompaniments you find most appealing!

WHAT RECIPES CAN BE USED WITH CINNAMON SUGAR MUFFIN?

Cinnamon sugar muffins are delicious on their own, but they can also be used as a base for other creative recipes. Here are a few ideas for using cinnamon sugar muffins in different preparations:

  1. Cinnamon Sugar Muffin French Toast: Slice the cinnamon sugar muffins horizontally and use them to make French toast. Dip the muffin slices in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk, and cinnamon, then cook them on a griddle or in a skillet until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar.
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Bread Pudding: Cube the cinnamon sugar muffins and use them to make a bread pudding. Combine the cubed muffins with a custard mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Let the mixture soak for a while, then bake it until set and golden. Serve warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  3. Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Trifle: Layer crumbled cinnamon sugar muffins with whipped cream or vanilla pudding in individual serving glasses or a trifle dish. Add layers of fresh berries, such as strawberries or raspberries, for a fruity twist. Repeat the layers and finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top.
  4. Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Ice Cream Sandwiches: Slice the cinnamon sugar muffins in half horizontally and sandwich a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor between the muffin halves. Press gently to adhere the ice cream. Roll the exposed ice cream edges in additional cinnamon sugar for added flavor and presentation. Freeze until firm, then enjoy a delightful ice cream treat.
  5. Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Crumble Topping: Use crumbled cinnamon sugar muffins as a topping for fruit crisps or cobblers. Simply mix the crumbled muffins with a bit of melted butter and sprinkle them over the fruit filling before baking. The muffin crumble adds texture and a delicious cinnamon flavor to the dessert.

Feel free to get creative and adapt these ideas to suit your preferences. Cinnamon sugar muffins can be a versatile ingredient that adds warmth and sweetness to a variety of recipes. Enjoy exploring different ways to use them!

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

Follow the recipe instructions to prepare the muffin batter and bake the muffins as usual. Allow the muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.

Storage:

Room Temperature:

  • If you plan to consume the muffins within 1-2 days, you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container. Be sure they are completely cool before sealing them.

Freezer Storage:

  • For longer-term storage (up to 2-3 months), you can freeze the muffins individually or in a single layer on a baking sheet until they are solid, and then transfer them to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. This prevents them from sticking together.

Reheating:

Room Temperature:

  • If you stored the muffins at room temperature, you can simply take them out of the airtight container and enjoy. You can also warm them in the microwave for a few seconds to restore some freshness.

Freezer:

  • For frozen muffins, allow them to thaw at room temperature for a few hours or in the refrigerator overnight.
  • To refresh the muffins, you can warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes or in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • If you wish to preserve the crunchy cinnamon sugar coating, it’s best to add it right before serving. Heat the muffins briefly to make the coating stick, and then dip or roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Once the muffins are refreshed, serve them, and they’ll taste just as delicious as when they were freshly baked.

Preparing Cinnamon Sugar Muffins ahead of time and properly storing them allows you to enjoy this delightful treat with minimal effort when you need a quick snack or breakfast.

STORAGE & REHEATING

Storage Tips:

  1. Room Temperature (Short-Term): If you plan to consume the muffins within 1-2 days, store them at room temperature. Place the muffins in an airtight container once they’ve cooled completely. Ensure the container is tightly sealed to prevent them from drying out.
  2. Freezer Storage (Long-Term): For longer-term storage (up to 2-3 months), consider freezing the muffins. Here’s how to do it:
    • Allow the muffins to cool completely.
    • You can either freeze them individually or place them in a single layer on a baking sheet until they become solid to prevent sticking.
    • Transfer the muffins to a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag.
    • Remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing to minimize freezer burn.

Reheating Tips:

  1. Room Temperature (Short-Term Storage): If the muffins were stored at room temperature and you’re ready to enjoy them, simply take them out of the airtight container. They are best consumed as is, but if you prefer them slightly warmed, you can microwave them for 20-30 seconds or warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Freezer Storage (Long-Term): For muffins that were frozen, follow these steps to reheat and enjoy:
    • Allow the muffins to thaw at room temperature for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
    • To refresh the muffins, warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes. This will help restore their texture and flavor.
    • Alternatively, you can use the microwave for a quicker thaw and warm-up. Heat the muffins in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, or until they’re heated to your liking. Be cautious not to overheat them to avoid making them dry.
  3. Cinnamon Sugar Coating: To preserve the crunchy cinnamon sugar coating, it’s advisable to add it right before serving. Briefly heat the muffins to make the coating stick, and then dip or roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. This will ensure that the coating remains deliciously crunchy.

Following these storage and reheating tips will help you enjoy your Cinnamon Sugar Muffins as freshly as possible, whether you’re eating them the same day or pulling them from the freezer for a delightful treat.

RECIPES FAQS

Can I substitute the all-purpose flour with another type of flour?

While all-purpose flour works best for these cinnamon sugar muffins, you can experiment with other flours like whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour blends. However, keep in mind that the texture and taste may vary.

Can I use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar?

Yes, you can substitute granulated sugar with an equal amount of brown sugar in the muffin batter for a slightly different flavor. However, for the cinnamon sugar coating, it’s best to stick with granulated sugar to achieve the desired crunchy texture.

Can I use vegetable oil instead of melted butter?

Yes, you can replace the melted butter with an equal amount of vegetable oil if desired. It may slightly affect the flavor and texture of the muffins, but it should still work well.

Can I make these muffins ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the muffins ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate them for up to 1 week. You can also freeze the muffins for longer storage. Thaw them at room temperature or in the refrigerator before reheating.

Can I make mini muffins instead of regular-sized muffins?

Absolutely! You can adjust the baking time accordingly if you decide to make mini muffins. Start checking for doneness around 10-12 minutes and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Can I add mix-ins like nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit?

Yes, you can customize these muffins by adding mix-ins like chopped nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, or dried cranberries. Fold them into the batter before dividing it into the muffin cups.

How many muffins does this recipe yield?

This recipe yields approximately 10 regular-sized muffins.

Are these muffins suitable for a special diet like vegetarian or nut-free?

These muffins are suitable for a vegetarian diet. However, if you have specific dietary restrictions or allergies, make sure to check the ingredients and use suitable substitutes as needed. Remember to always read through the recipe and make any necessary adjustments based on your personal preferences or dietary needs. Enjoy baking and savoring these delicious cinnamon sugar muffins!

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

Yes, you can double the recipe if you need a larger batch of muffins. Adjust the ingredient quantities accordingly and make sure to use a larger muffin tin or bake multiple batches if necessary. You can adjust the recipe by clicking the serving size in the recipe in recipes card to your liking!
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Category, DifficultyBeginner

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins are delicious, tender muffins that are infused with warm cinnamon flavor and topped with a sweet, crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. These mouthwatering treats are perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack, offering a delightful combination of soft, fluffy texture and a hint of comforting spice. Whether enjoyed fresh out of the oven or at room temperature, these muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings for a cozy, homemade baked good.

Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

Yields10 Servings

Muffins
 150 g butter
 210 g flour
 85 g castor sugar
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
 125 g milk, room temperature
 100 g eggs
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
 70 g castor sugar
 1 ½ tsp cinnamon powder

1

Start by preheating the Thermomix® oven to 180°C (350°F). To prepare your muffin tin, either grease a 10-hole non-stick muffin tin with butter or cooking spray, or use muffin paper liners for convenience.

2

Place the butter into Thermomix® mixing bowl, melt for 5 min | 60°C | Speed 1. Once the butter is fully melted, transfer it to a separate bowl and set it aside.

3

Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon powder. Mix for 5 sec | Speed 4 to combine.

4

Add the warm milk, lightly beaten egg, and 65g melted butter to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 sec | Speed 5 until the batter is combined but still lumpy. Be careful not to overmix.

5

To fill the muffin tin, use a spoon or an ice cream scoop to divide the batter. Each muffin mold should be filled to about half its capacity.

6

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the muffins are golden at the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. While the muffins are baking, you can prepare the cinnamon sugar coating. In a small bowl, mix 70g of caster sugar with cinnamon powder.

7

Once the muffins are ready and still warm, dip each muffin briefly in the remaining melted butter. After that, generously dip or roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture, ensuring you cover the tops and sides completely. Place the coated muffins on a wire rack to allow them to cool.

Ingredients

Muffins
 150 g butter
 210 g flour
 85 g castor sugar
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
 125 g milk, room temperature
 100 g eggs
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
 70 g castor sugar
 1 ½ tsp cinnamon powder

Directions

1

Start by preheating the Thermomix® oven to 180°C (350°F). To prepare your muffin tin, either grease a 10-hole non-stick muffin tin with butter or cooking spray, or use muffin paper liners for convenience.

2

Place the butter into Thermomix® mixing bowl, melt for 5 min | 60°C | Speed 1. Once the butter is fully melted, transfer it to a separate bowl and set it aside.

3

Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon powder. Mix for 5 sec | Speed 4 to combine.

4

Add the warm milk, lightly beaten egg, and 65g melted butter to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 sec | Speed 5 until the batter is combined but still lumpy. Be careful not to overmix.

5

To fill the muffin tin, use a spoon or an ice cream scoop to divide the batter. Each muffin mold should be filled to about half its capacity.

6

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the muffins are golden at the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. While the muffins are baking, you can prepare the cinnamon sugar coating. In a small bowl, mix 70g of caster sugar with cinnamon powder.

7

Once the muffins are ready and still warm, dip each muffin briefly in the remaining melted butter. After that, generously dip or roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture, ensuring you cover the tops and sides completely. Place the coated muffins on a wire rack to allow them to cool.

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

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