2 dozen moist, sweet Mini Cinnamon Muffins bursting with delicious cinnamon and sprinkled with sweet cinnamon sugar. A great breakfast or snack even the kids will love!
These EASY mini cinnamon muffins are the perfect quick breakfast for those busy mornings. In only 15 minutes, you can whip up AND bake a batch of these delicious moist muffins.
This recipe is a favorite of my little LouLee girl. She would prefer these simple cinnamon muffins over doughnuts, banana bread, danishes, or even pancakes… unless those “pancakes” are our family’s favorite crepes recipe (aka thin pancakes). Even on mornings when we are short on time, I can whip out a batch of these fresh baked mini cinnamon muffins in about 15 minutes. As a matter of fact, we woke up just before 8 am this morning. LouLee needed to be leaving to school by 8:25 am. At 8:10 I started making this recipe and pulled them out of the oven at 8:23 am. LouLee shoveled a couple of muffins into her mouth and put a few in a bag to eat on the way. These muffins really are that quick! Here’s a little video to show you just how fast and easy they are.
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WHAT IS THE YEILD OF THIS MINI CINNAMON MUFFINS RECIPE?
This recipe will yield 2 dozen or 24 miniature muffins. If you’re making a batch for a crowd you can double the recipe but plan extra time because you’ll have to scoop, sprinkle sugar and bake 2 pans rather than just one.
ADAPT TO MAKE REGULAR SIZE MUFFINS:
You can also double the batch and make 12 regular size muffins. They take much longer to bake (18-22 minutes) but it can be done. We love the mini cinnamon muffins because they make enough for our family and bake in 10 minutes or less.
CAN I BAKE THIS CINNAMON MUFFINS RECIPE RIGHT IN THE PAN (NO PAPER LINERS)?
Yes, you can.
If you have liners, they make for fast, easy cleanup. If you don’t have liners or prefer to bake your muffins right in the pan, you most definitely can. Just make sure to spray the pan with a non-stick spray before padding the batter otherwise the muffins may stick.
If using paper liners make sure to let the muffins adequately cool before removing the liner. If the muffin is too hot it may stick to the liner and crumble. As the muffin cools the ingredients begin to solidify which will help maintain the shape when the liner is removed.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE PANCAKE MIX FOR THE DRY INGREDIENTS?
Yes! Substituting pancake mix in place of the dry ingredients can speed up the prep time and still make delicious, moist muffins.
Feel free to skip out on the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and use pancake mix instead. This makes the batter prep so incredibly fast and turns this recipe into a 4-ingredient breakfast. I personally like the recipe without pancake mix but sometimes fast and hot is better. Ya know?!
If you need to save a couple minutes in the morning, go for the pancake mix. For this mini cinnamon muffins recipe you would substitute 1 2/3 cups dry pancake mix and omit the:
- baking powder
- baking soda
GARNISH AND TOPPINGS:
These muffins are sweet and delicious AND can absolutely stand on their own. With that said… you don’t have to add anything to these muffins before serving BUT you can.
We like to add homemade sweet cinnamon butter. If you don’t have time to make that butter you can roll or sprinkle the warm cinnamon muffins with a little extra cinnamon sugar.
HAVE AN EXTRA SWEET TOOTH?
If you like the ultimate sweet muffin definitely try the homemade sweet cinnamon butter WITH a little sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. SO GOOD! They taste like a little donut hole.
DO YOU HAVE A FAST GO-TO BREAKFAST THE WHOLE FAMILY LOVES?
I’d love to hear about your fast and easy breakfast. Feel free to leave me a comment! <3
HERE’S THE FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE. ENJOY!
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 T oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Add oil, milk, and egg. Mix until combined. Don't over mix.
- Line 24 count mini muffin pan with paper liners or spray with non-stick spray.
- Fill each cup 2/3 full. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1/2 cup sugar, 1 T cinnamon).
- Bake at 375 degrees F. for 9-10 minutes.
- Serve with homemade sweet cinnamon butter or roll in cinnamon sugar.
- Can replace dry ingredients with 1 2/3 cups dry pancake mix plus cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar.
- Can double recipe to make 12 regular size muffins. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
*Originally posted 1.11.2019 Updated: 7.4.2022