Cinnamon Muffins: Easy to Make & Delicious!

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This easy-to-make, mouthwatering recipe for cinnamon muffins is a tried and true breakfast choice that you can whip up in no time!

Typically when I make muffins, I go straight for my Banana Bread Muffin recipe or these heavenly Chocolate Chip Muffins

However, if any muffin recipe could be the easiest one of all, without sacrificing that “these are amazing” factor, it would be this cinnamon muffin recipe.

Cinnamon Muffins

One of the beauties of this recipe is that it only requires ingredients that I guarantee you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.

Basic Ingredients

Ingredients for Cinnamon Muffins

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk or Buttermilk
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon

How To Make Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins: Easy to Make & Delicious!

These cinnamon muffins are so easy to make, it’s almost embarrassing.

However, the end result is so delightful that I don’t care how easy it is to make them!

They’re just plain good!

As a matter of fact, if I can compare the taste of them to anything it would be snickerdoodle cookies.

Snickerdoodle cookies have just the right about of cinnamon, sugar, and crispness to make the perfect combination for your taste buds.

Same goes for these cinnamon muffins except that they’re crisp on the outside and moist on the inside.

Mmm! So good!

Step 1: Whisk Butter & Sugar 

First, melt 6 tablespoons of butter and pour into a large bowl.

Then, add 3/4 cup of granulated sugar to the melted butter and whisk together until completely combined.

Whisk sugar and melted butter

Step 2: Add Eggs & Vanilla

Second, add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to your mixture.

Again, use your whisk to blend well until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

Cinnamon Muffins

Step 3: Stir in Flour, Baking Soda, & Salt

Third, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

This is where you’ll need to replace your whisk with a strong, large spoon and really put some elbow grease in it in order to mix the batter completely.

Cinnamon Muffins

Step 4: Combine Sugar & Cinnamon Separately & Add to Mixture

Mix cinnamon & sugar separately

The reason that this is a separate step is because you want to add in the cinnamon sugar mixture to your batter to form a ribbon or swirl effect.

In any event, whether you blend in the cinnamon sugar completely OR mix it just enough to make a ribbon effect, these muffins will taste just as good.

However, sometimes having that extra visual swirl effect can make them more interesting!

Cinnamon Muffins

Step 5: Add Batter to Greased Muffin Tin

This recipe makes 12 muffins, so use one 12-muffin tin or two 6-muffin tins.

Be sure to grease your tins liberally to ensure that your muffins don’t get stuck to the pan after baking.

Also, use a cookie scoop like the one pictured below to scoop out the batter and place in the tin.

Use a cookie scoop

Step 6: Bake in 400 Degrees Fahrenheit Oven 

Place muffins in a preheated 400 degrees Fahrenheit oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Be sure to use a toothpick to insert into a muffin to make sure they are baked through before removing them from the oven.

Cinnamon Muffins

Are Cinnamon Muffins Healthy?

First of all, the star ingredient, cinnamon does have some great health benefits according to this Cleveland Clinic article:

  • Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties
  • It may help reduce blood sugar levels
  • Can help reduce cholesterol

However, eating cinnamon muffins on their own as a meal are probably not the healthiest breakfast you can eat.

On the other hand, they’re not terribly unhealthy either.

As a matter of fact, if you serve these cinnamon muffins as a side to go with healthy breakfast items like eggs and fresh fruit, you can absolutely consider it a healthy and balanced meal!

Cinnamon Muffins

I hadn’t made this cinnamon muffin recipe in a very long time, so when my husband and son could smell the amazing aroma in the house, they followed their noses to the kitchen.

Needless to say, it was all I could do to keep them from devouring the muffins before I could take some photos for this blog post!

In addition, it’s no surprise at all that they both told me these are the best cinnamon muffins they’ve ever had.

Shh, don’t tell them how ridiculously easy they are to make! 

Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins

Housewives of Frederick County
These cinnamon muffins are a delicious breakfast mainstay using basic ingredients already in your pantry and refrigerator.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 6 tbsp Butter, Melted
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk or Buttermilk
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Mixture

  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon, Ground


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Using a whisk, mix melted butter & 3/4 cup of sugar thoroughly in a large bowl.
  • Add eggs and vanilla to mixture and combine well.
  • Pour milk into mixture and whisk until blended.
  • Add flour, baking soda, & salt and mix completely using a large, heavy spoon.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix 1/3 cup of sugar with ground cinnamon.
  • Pour cinnamon sugar mixture into the large bowl of muffin dough and fold in a few times - just enough to make a swirl effect.
  • Using a cookie scoop, add muffin dough to a 12-muffin, greased tin.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
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Cinnamon Muffins: Easy to Make & Delicious!

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