French Breakfast Puffs

French Breakfast Puffs
Who knew something this good could be sooooo easy to make??? Well this recipe is both of them! Mix by hand, and so good! This recipe came on a Gold Medal” flour package way back in the 60’s, and is still delicious today. This recipe is literally a “Gold” standard. These adorable little muffins literally melt in your mouth. The only thing I would change from the original recipe is to try with unsalted butter for the cinnamon/sugar/butter topping. When using salted butter, I found that the first bite was a little salty.

These muffins are the perfect start to any morning, especially this Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy!

French Breakfast Puffs

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French Breakfast Puffs

  • Author: A Foodie Affair
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


These tasty muffins literally melt in your mouth, and are the easiest thing to make!


  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 11/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12 medium muffin cups.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, mix softened butter, 1/2 cup sugar and the egg thoroughly. Stir in the flour mixture alternately with milk. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. For topping, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl comfortable enough to roll muffins in. Melt unsalted butter in another bowl comfortable enough to roll muffins in. Roll hot muffins immediately in melted butter, then in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Serve hot.


Make sure you have someone else around you when eating these! You could literally eat all of them if not monitored!!!

I used Vietnamese Cinnamon from King Arthur Flour, but any ground cinnamon can be used.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

These French Breakfast Puffs were featured in the Foodbuzz Top 9!

Foodbuzz Top 9 - May 28, 2012

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  • Reply
    May 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Yummy! I am not the best baker so this being nice and easy is right up my alley…

    • Reply
      May 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Natasha, these are so easy and so good you won’t regret making them!

  • Reply
    DB-The Foodie Stuntman
    May 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Classic recipes are the best, aren’t they? Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

    • Reply
      May 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

      DB, this recipe was fantastic! Let me know if you make them and how you liked them! Thanks!

  • Reply
    May 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

    It does looked really scrumptious!

    • Reply
      May 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      These were really good…I can’t say that enough!

  • Reply
    Beth Michelle
    May 31, 2012 at 3:07 am

    These look so so good! What a great recipe.

    • Reply
      May 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      You should really try these! These are really easy to make and unbelievably delicious!

  • Reply
    June 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I found this recipe a few years ago. One of my favorites! YUM! I really could eat the whole batch. They are that good.

    • Reply
      June 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      You are not kidding! I could too!

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