15-Minute Mini Cinnamon Muffins – 2 dozen moist, sweet mini muffins full of warm cinnamon flavor and sprinkled with 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. With 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 these thin pancakes (a family recipe for classic crepes). 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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How many mini cinnamon muffins does this recipe make?
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. 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 this recipe is a perfect batch size for our growing family and they cook in 10 minutes or less.
Can I bake these mini cinnamon muffins right in the pan (with no paper liners)?
Yes, you can. If you have liners, they make for easy fast cleanup. If you don’t have liners or prefer to bake your muffins right in the pan, you most definitely can do that. Just make sure to spray the pan with a non-stick spray before putting the batter in otherwise you might find it hard to get the muffins to release.
Can I substitute pancake mix for the dry ingredients?
Yes, you CAN! If you’re in a hurry to get these mini cinnamon muffins in and out of the oven, you can skip measuring out 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 quicker is bettter. I 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
Do you add anything to the muffins when they’re done?
You don’t have to add anything to these muffins 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 them with additional cinnamon sugar. If you like your muffins really sweet you’ll definitely what to do that. These muffins are delicious but not extremely sweet unless you add extra sugar after they’re baked.
What’s your go-to fast and easy breakfast?
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.