Meltaway Cinnamon Muffins | Julie Blanner

These meltaway muffins are a deliciously easy mini cinnamon muffin recipe made with staple elements. They’re rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar, and when they’re served heat, they soften in your mouth!

These are excellent mini muffins for a fall or winter breakfast or brunch deal with.

Make them for Christmas morning breakfast, or make them any day of the week – they’re that straightforward, and that scrumptious.

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We love how these unbelievable baked cinnamon sugar doughnuts soften in your mouth. They’re harking back to the Tastefully Easy cinnamon sugar muffins I made years in the past from a bundle that I bought at a house occasion.

These easy cinnamon muffins have the identical unbelievable taste, however don’t require doughnut pan.

These little mini muffins are the right mix of cinnamon sugar and soften in your mouth buttery taste! We’ve dubbed them meltaway muffins as a result of they actually simply soften in your mouth with every chew!

They’re fast and straightforward – actually, the right breakfast for little arms to assist with. Let’s make them collectively!

Even higher, these meltaway muffins require staple elements you have already got in your pantry! One chew and also you’ll be hooked!

In the event you love candy little breakfast treats as a lot as we do, don’t miss my unbelievable fried biscuit donuts. They may not be simpler!

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Why You’ll Love these Meltaway Muffins

  • Pantry Substances
  • So Fast and Straightforward
  • Good for Christmas
  • Nice for Little Arms
  • Round 125 Energy



“These are scrumptious! I’ve made them thrice in two weeks. They freeze nicely, however are greatest proper out of the oven. I added further cinnamon. Thank-you for sharing the recipe.”

— RUTH —

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Substances and Substitutions

  • Flour – All objective, no have to sift.
  • Sugar – White granulated sugar.
  • Baking Powder – Be certain that it’s “contemporary”.
  • Salt – Salt enhances all the opposite flavors in baking recipes.
  • Cinnamon – Floor, and make sure to examine that it isn’t stale for max taste.
  • Egg 
  • Milk – No matter you have got available. Something from skim to Vitamin D works, even almond milk.
  • Butter – Unsalted, should you use salted omit the salt from the recipe.
  • Vanilla – Pure extract is preferable over imitation, it makes all of the distinction!


  • Add cardamom or nutmeg
  • Sub the vanilla extract for almond extract for a special taste
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A variety of gold cake pans, loaf pans and muffin baking pan sizes laid out on a marble surface.

Instruments to Use

  • Mixer (You may also combine by hand)
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mini Muffin Pan

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The right way to Make these Cinnamon Muffins

  1. Mix dry elements. In a mixing bowl mix moist elements. Regularly incorporate moist combination into dry.
  2. Pour muffin batter into greased muffin cups or lined muffin tin.
  3. In a small bowl, soften butter. In one other small bowl mix cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Roll mini muffins in butter, adopted by sugar.
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  • Need assistance with baking conversions? Try my Important Measurement Conversion Chart or use the slider within the recipe card.
  • In the event you don’t have a mini muffin pan, you can also make bigger variations, simply improve the bake time.
  • Don’t overfill your muffin tins. Smaller muffins are likely to bake higher and provide the very best sugar to muffin ratio. Fill with muffin batter to 2/3 to compensate for rise.
  • Don’t over bake your mini muffins. It will preserve them melt-in-your-mouth tender!
  • When rolling within the cinnamon combination, give them a heavy coating of cinnamon sugar, however don’t let he butter drip in order that they don’t get that clumpy look.
  • Serve heat proper out of the oven, or heat them for a couple of seconds within the microwave to get pleasure from.

Incessantly Requested Questions

Can I take advantage of buttermilk instead of common milk on this recipe?

Whereas I’ve by no means examined it and it’ll change the flavour, it ought to work!

What makes muffins fluffier?

Room temperature elements! When the elements are room temperature, it helps type a clean batter that may lure air when it’s combined, making a comfortable, ethereal and moist muffin.

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The right way to Retailer

Cinnamon Muffins are greatest served heat, proper out of the oven after being dipped in cinnamon sugar. Nevertheless, you possibly can nonetheless get pleasure from them a pair days later.

  • Room Temperature – Retailer the cinnamon sugar muffins in an hermetic container for as much as three days. To serve, heat the muffins and dip it butter adopted by cinnamon sugar combination.
  • Fridge – You may refrigerate these meltaway muffins in an hermetic container for as much as 4 days. Don’t neglect to heat them earlier than serving, although!
  • Freezer – These muffins freeze nicely. Merely wrap in an hermetic container and retailer for as much as three months. Nevertheless, they’re greatest served contemporary from the oven!

Dietary Issues

  • To Make Gluten Free: Use a 1:1 gluten free flour for baking!
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
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Meltaway Cinnamon Muffins | Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 12 minutes

Complete Time 22 minutes

These meltaway muffins are miniature cinnamon muffins which can be made with staple elements. They’re rolled in butter and sugar and when served heat, they soften in your mouth!

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  • Preheat oven to 350 levels.

  • Mix dry elements in a medium bowl. Put aside.

  • In a big mixing bowl, beat egg, milk, butter and vanilla.

  • Regularly beat in dry combination till moist.

  • Grease mini muffin pan simpler with out liners and fill every cavity to simply over ⅔ full. Bake 12 minutes. Enable to chill 5 minutes.

  • Whereas muffins are cooling, mix the cinnamon and sugar within the topping elements and soften the butter.

  • Take away muffins from pan. Coat muffins in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar combination.


  • In the event you use salted butter, eradicate salt from the recipe.
  • For the very best outcomes, don’t overfill and don’t over bake.
  • Whereas we haven’t examined it (we all the time make these muffins as minis) a reader famous that this batter recipe gave her 10 full sized muffins, and she or he elevated the bake time to 19 minutes for bigger muffins. 
  • Retailer the cinnamon sugar muffins (that haven’t been dipped in butter, cinnamon and sugar)  in an hermetic container for as much as 3 days. To serve, heat the muffins and dip it butter adopted by cinnamon sugar combination.

Diet Info

Energy: 125kcal (6%), Carbohydrates: 14g (5%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fats: 6g (9%), Saturated Fats: 4g (20%), Ldl cholesterol: 24mg (8%), Sodium: 111mg (5%), Potassium: 52mg (1%), Sugar: 8g (9%), Vitamin A: 220IU (4%), Calcium: 28mg (3%), Iron: 0.4mg (2%)