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.
One of the beauties of this recipe is that it only requires ingredients that I guarantee you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.
Ingredients for Cinnamon Muffins
- Granulated Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Milk or Buttermilk
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Ground Cinnamon
How To Make Cinnamon Muffins
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.
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.
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.
Step 4: Combine Sugar & Cinnamon Separately & Add to Mixture
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 Recipe
- 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.
Last but not least, I wanted to share with you a really cool pilot program that I’m participating in!
I am super excited to be one of Google’s paid early testers for their Thank with Google pilot program!
What is Thank with Google?
An experimental feature that allows a creative and fun way for my audience to connect with me and show their appreciation for my work.
An opportunity to thank me directly when you purchase a virtual sticker and directly show your appreciation for content on my website.
A chance for my readers to feel more connected and engaged by choosing and selecting from a variety of virtual stickers.
An opportunity for me to earn direct revenue for my work via these virtual stickers, with each sticker being unique and set at a different price point.
What I really love about Thank with Google
I seriously love that Thank with Google gives my audience the chance to share which content they value the most and why.
Readers can do this by attaching a personal note when they send a paid sticker that is sent directly to me.
How cool is that?!
Where To Find the Thank with Google Feature
You can find the Thank with Google feature in my sidebar on the righthand side, directly under my ‘Meet Pam’ bio.
This feature is also at the top of this blog post in a little blue box, as well as at the bottom of this blog post where it says ‘Thank the creator’ – that’s me.
By all means, if you test it out, even just to send me a free sticker, please let me know what you think of it.
Finally, as always, thank you SO much for your support!