Thursday, September 25, 2014

French Breakfast Puffs

Today's high temperature was 65 degrees, it's officially fall, and i'm sharing a cozy recipe that's filled with warm spices and comforting sugar. We're talking french breakfast puffs people. Let's get to it!

So, what is a french breakfast puff? They are perfectly spiced little muffins that have a sturdy yet tender texture and the most perfect cinnamon-sugar crunch to balance out the crumb!

These little gems are probably one of the best baked goods I've made in a while. They are just SO FALL, and they are easy business!

In my weekend daydream, I'm eating these in my sunlit breakfast nook alongside a hot apple cider. Let's make that happen! Ok?

French Breakfast Puffs

makes about 10 little muffins
recipe slightly adapted from The Kitchy Kitchen Cookbook by Claire Thomas

5 1/3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar, divided
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare a muffin tin by spraying with non-stick spray.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat 1/2 cup of sugar and butter until light in color and fluffy. Add egg, and mix until fully incorporated. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar alternately with the milk. Add in vanilla, and mix to fully incorporate.

Fill muffin tin cups 2/3 cup full. Bake 25 minutes, or until barely golden brown.

Remove from oven and immediately remove puffs from the muffin tin. While still warm, dip puffs in the melted butter then roll in a mixture of the remaining sugar and cinnamon. 

Eat. Share. Have one with a hot apple cider it's the perfect fall breakfast!

Thanks for reading, you sweet people!


  1. Oh just yum! Can't wait to try this recipe out, thanks for sharing :)

    1. Hi Nat! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you love the recipe! :)

  2. You made these?! They look like really delicious mini doughnuts =)

    1. I did! And they do sorta taste like donuts! YUM!