Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

When I was little, my favorite donut was the ones covered in cinnamon and sugar. I’m not entirely sure why but I just thought they were the most delicious. I’m sure I got cinnamon and sugar all over the house when I was enjoying one of them. To this day, I still love them from time to time, although certainly not as often as I did as a child.

I woke up yesterday morning and had the urge to bake something, so I thought I’d recreate some cinnamon-sugar fueled memories. Alex and I had to meet with our wedding coordinator later in the morning, so I figured Alex might like this as his breakfast.

I’m sure you could sub whole wheat flour for half of the all purpose flour, but I didn’t have any on hand. Let me know what you think!

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Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 10
  • 1½ c. all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ⅓ c. water
  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Melt the butter
  4. Stir in the butter, egg, and water.
  5. Drop in by ¼ cup scoops into muffin liners.
  6. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes, or until just brown on the edges.

I think these muffins are delicious just like that, but if you want a little extra sweetness, you can add a little cinnamon crumble at the top. Just combine 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tbsp melted butter and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and then sprinkle it on top the second you take the muffins out. Mmmm. So delicious.

After I nibbled on one of these muffins, Alex and I had a meeting with our wedding coordinator to go over the venue details and all of that fun stuff. There certainly are a lot of details. But it was fun getting to talk through the big day! There are so many things to finalize and this week is going to be kind of crazy with work stuff, so I’m crossing my fingers that I can kick my cold to the curb. I’ve been drinking quite a bit of orange juice lately, hoping the vitamin C boost will help! I can’t even count the number of tissues I’ve been through. At least I’ve got cinnamon sugar muffins!

What’s your favorite type of muffin?


  1. I love a good blueberry muffin. These look wonderful and I love the flavour combo.

  2. We would’ve been best friends growing up… although I may of been greedy & not shared πŸ™‚ Ha Ha! Seriousy though Liz, they sound fantastic.

  3. I love a cinnamon chip muffin!!! Or chocolate chip banana. Actually I just love muffins!

  4. Cinnamon sugar flavored anything is one of my favorites! So these sound extra delicious!

  5. Yummy!!! Looks delish! Happy Monday πŸ™‚

  6. You’re speaking my language, Liz! Cinnamon and sugar is probably my favorite combination, after peanut butter and chocolate πŸ™‚ As for top muffin, I’d have to say banana coconut oil muffins with chocolate chips- to die for!

  7. Sugar and cinnamon… that is not so healthy heaven! The only reason I like pretzels is for cinnamon and sugar πŸ˜€ Love the recipe

  8. I love the combo of cinnamon and sugar. One of my favorite breakfasts growing up was cinnamon sugar toast ( yep, I was a healthy child).

  9. I used to LOVE Dunkin Donuts chocolate chip muffins with the crystalized sugar on the top when I was younger. Haven’t had one in years!

  10. Wow these look good. I am the same way, I love the donuts with cinnamon and sugar too!

  11. These muffins look so good!! I’m a sucker for anything cinnamon sugar.


  12. Cinnamon/Sugar donuts are the BEST! These muffins sound freaking delicious!!!

  13. My goodness! My mouth literally started watering!

  14. Theodore says:

    Are you serious? Are accepting and approving using GMO tainted flour in you recipes?

  15. These look so good! I’m always drawn in when I have all the ingredients already on hand. I love banana nut muffins and cranberry muffins!

  16. cinnamon sugar another favorite flavor combo of ours! πŸ˜‰ YUM

  17. How much do I want these right now?! πŸ˜› They sound really simple to make too. My fave would have to be a choc chip muffin! Yum.

  18. I am a fan of blueberry muffins!

  19. These and blueberry were always my favorite growing up!! Although I was only a fan of the blueberry crumb topped ones. I like a little oomph to my muffin πŸ˜‰
    Gosh I havent had a good muffin in soooo long! I need to change that ASAP!

  20. Ahhh these look so yummy! I love anything cinnamon sugar!!! Super cute blog, Liz! πŸ™‚


  21. Yum those look so delicious to me!! I think I loved my mum’s double choc mini muffins the best growing up. They were so fudgy and delicious πŸ™‚

  22. Hello

    Cant wait to make these:-) What would you suggest using instead of egg??

    Love your blog!!

    Thanks Sarah

    • Hmm you might be able to substitute it with 1 banana OR with 1 tbsp of ground flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp of water. Good luck!

  23. Hi Liz! These look amazing, I really want to try them. What could I use in place of butter?

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee


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