Sugar and Spice Muffins

My Mom used to make these muffins all the time and believe me they are heavenly!  The cinnamon-sugar coating creates a sticky sweet mess as you bite into the muffin and embrace the spicy-sweetness that lies inside.   I made these today for my Husband and his Mom as I need to run out for a meeting and they are left on bedtime duty.    These are great when you have guests or on a special occasion.   I hope you enjoy!

Sugar and Spice Muffins

In a Large Bowl mix the following:

  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking power
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 c white sugar

In a small bowl mix the following:

  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/3 c oil
  • 3/4 c milk

Add the wet mix to the dry bowl.  Mix to combine.  Bake for 20-25 minutes in an oven at 350.

While the muffins are baking combine 3/4 c white sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon.   Have 1/2 c melted butter ready when the muffins are removed from the oven.  While the muffins are still hot dip the muffins into the butter and then the sugar/cinnamon mixture.

This recipe makes 12 muffins.

Substitutions:  I have added 3/4 c of cinnamon chips to the batter right before I put it in the oven and they’ve been delicious.  If I add the cinnamon chips I usually beef up the cinnamon in the coating as well.

Holiday Serving:  I have been thinking of serving these muffins on Christmas Morning.  Usually we have grapes, cheese and pastries for Christmas Breakfast but these muffins are so delightful that I thought I would see if there was a creative way to present them along side the fruit and cheese.  Pulling out my brand new Jesus is the Gift platter I arranged the muffins in a Christmas Tree (much like the way my mother used to present cinnamon rolls on Christmas Morning).  I may have found my new breakfast tradition!

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