Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

I posted on my facebook a picture of some muffins I cooked for a church staff meeting that was held here at our house.  So, now I am making the recipe a blog post.  I love this muffin recipe and I stumbled upon it on Pinterest (Oh Pinterest! How I love thee). All the ingredients were ones that I had in my pantry.  I LOVE recipes like that.  I knew on Sunday night that they were coming over Monday morning! Ahh! I am the kind of hostess that likes to have a clean house and something warm to feed my guests.  On a side note, hosting people in my home is one of my most favorite things to do!! I love it. I love having people in my home and I love feeding them something yummy! Even if it is a whipped up boxed brownie mix. But this time I had the staff coming over at 9am. Sunday night I searched Pinterest frantically trying to find something that I could cook from items I had in my pantry (I must add, it was time to go grocery shopping. So I didnt have much at all!) Okay, here is the recipe!

The blog that I got the recipe from called them French Breakfast Muffins but I am going to call them, Cinnamon Sugar Muffins. It calls for sugar, butter, more sugar and more butter, a little cinnamon and you know, more butter! Sounds like my kind of muffin (and it was!!!) =)

1/3 c. butter, melted

1/2 c. sugar
1 egg (preferably room temperature)
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. milk

Topping (option: cut topping in half - I had a ton left over)

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F 

Sift the dry ingredients together. Once sifted add the wet ingredients and stir them. DO NOT over mix.  (What happens when you over mix?? Well, I don't know but those were the instructions I got so, I followed them and am passing the same warning on to you!! haha). scoop the batter into a greased muffin pan. After the batter was distributed it made 11 muffins not 12.  I felt like mine were a little skimpy so it is not a 12 muffin recipe for sure.  I may try doubling it next time to make a few more and then maybe they will not be so skimpy. These muffins cook for 20-25mins. 

If you decide to make all the topping and not half it the original recipe said you could use it to dip your muffin in as you eat it. Sounds good and it adds a little more butter and sugar! =) 

Let me know if you try these!! My husband thought they were the "bomb diggity" so I think I will be making them again! =) 

*Recipe derived from: Velvet Lava Cafe