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Cinnamon Puffs


This muffin recipe has always been a guest favorite but I never had a really good name for the muffin. One morning I served this to a guest. When I came back to clear his plate, he was exclaiming over the muffin. He said that this was just like a muffin that his mother (who had passed away) used to make. He was going to visit his sister later that day. The next morning he was still talking about this muffin and said he had told his sister that he had eaten a muffin “just like Mom’s”. His mother called the muffin Cinnamon Puff. I like that name and adopted it for my recipe!


  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Milk


1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
3 T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray muffin tin with baking spray. In large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. In smaller bowl combine oil, 3/4 cup sugar, egg and milk. Whisk to combine. Pour liquid mixture into large bowl with dry mixture. Mix well. Spoon batter into muffin tin. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Combine cinnamon and sugar. Dip muffins in melted butter, then cinnamon/sugar mix. Serve with a smile and enjoy the compliments!
Makes about 10 muffins.

Vegan or Lactose-Intolerant Version
For 1 egg substitute ¼ cup applesauce
For ¾ cup milk substitute your favorite lactose free drink
For butter substitute a dairy-free spread