Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

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Posted on 03/13/2008 by a_sweet_fantasy


For the past couple days, I've been craving cinnamon. Anything cinnamon sounds wonderful to me right about now. And I don't know the reason. All I know is, I want something with cinnamon.

I had a few thoughts poppin in my head as to what I wanted to make that had cinnamon. I wanted to do a cake, but not many people would eat it in my house, so I crossed that out. The people in my house rarely eat cake. They only eat it on special occasions. How they do it remains a mystery to me.

Then I thought; Cinnamon Rolls? No, to time consuming. This went on for a while because I wanted to make something that everyone in the house would eat. So, I went around asking everyone. To my surprise, they all said a muffin would be great. Yes! And I love muffins! And I don't make them often.

I came up with a muffin that has a muffins topping. One with lots of cinnamon on the top. I was jumping up in down in excitement after opening the oven with that wonderful cinnamon smell coming out from it. I couldn't wait for the first bite; And as I soon as I took a bite, I've now declared this the best muffin I've ever had. It's almost like a doughnut! Seriously! Except, with out the guilt and added ingredients! A must try.



Recipe

Muffins

2 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 8 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla

Topping

1/2 stick of butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 400 degree. Line a standards muffin pan with paper cups.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Do not over mix.

3. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake for about 12-15 minutes.

4. While the muffins are baking, melt 1/2 stick of butter and place in a bowl large enough to hold a muffin. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small shallow bowl. As soon as the muffins are done, dip them in the butter and then roll them in the sugar mixture. Set on a rack to cool.



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a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 03:16 am (UTC)
Hope you enjoy them :D
donnaw 14th-Mar-2008 03:02 am (UTC)
They're like snickerdoodle muffins :)
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 03:15 am (UTC)
They kind of are aren't they :d
m1ssannethrop1c 14th-Mar-2008 03:36 am (UTC)
I'm usually not a big fan of cinnamon, but your muffins look good enough to tempt me. =)
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
Aha, why thank you :d
inthishomeonice 14th-Mar-2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Ohhh, these look so good. I'm baking them now!
However, I used some Honey Greek Yogurt we had, and added some cinnamon and other spices to the batter as well. Nom nom!
inthishomeonice 14th-Mar-2008 04:52 am (UTC)
THIS TURNED OUT SO WELL
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy to here that!! :D
resin_ga_miteru 14th-Mar-2008 03:50 am (UTC)
Can you explain the amount of oil given?
aome 14th-Mar-2008 10:23 am (UTC)
This was my question, too - that's an awfully big range, and seems like it would majorly affect the results, depending on what you chose.

Also - have you thought about adding cinnamon to the batter, since Big Cinnamon Flavor was the goal?
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
I should have added the reason why. It just really depends on if you want it more moist or not so much. For example. If you used 8 tbsp. it'd be really moist; If you used only 4, it'd be less moist. I used 5 tbsp. I wanted in between.
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
About the cinnamon; Well, I actually did do a batter with cinnamon in it, but the topping was really cinnamon-y as it was. When I added it to the batter, I just didn't like it to much. I thought the topping was enough. But cinnamon could most defiantly be added to the batter
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
I should have added the reason why. It just really depends on if you want it more moist or not so much. For example. If you used 8 tbsp. it'd be really moist; If you used only 4, it'd be less moist. I used 5 tbsp. I wanted in between.
florallove 14th-Mar-2008 04:17 am (UTC)
mm, I need to make those very soon.

my family doesn't really eat cake either. or cupcakes. but if I make muffins or cookies, they get eaten. I mean, they like cake, they just don't want to eat it all the time? it's weird. and limits my baking options.
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel because my family is the same. And it does limit me from baking as much as I'd like :[
the_way_i_are 14th-Mar-2008 04:56 am (UTC)
no way ! i totally made something like this yesterday. :O
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
Really? Ahaha, how ironic!! xd
What did you make?
the_way_i_are 14th-Mar-2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
cinnamon sugar BLUEBERRY muffins. xP
i was actually thinking about making them minus the blueberries... i didn't add many to begin with, so i tasted a lot of just the cinnamon sugar muffin itself, and omgsh. so good.

but i know how much you like your blueberries. :P
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
!!! I effing love blueberries! Grrr, why didn't I think of that when I made these?? Now I want one of yours :.[

I gonna make those. Blueberries sounds really good with cinnamon xd
jmargethe 14th-Mar-2008 11:55 am (UTC)
i am so excited about making these.
also wondering about the amount of oil?
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
I should have added the reason why. It just really depends on if you want it more moist or not so much. For example. If you used 8 tbsp. it'd be really moist; If you used only 4, it'd be less moist. I used 5 tbsp. I wanted in between.
jmargethe 14th-Mar-2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
ok, makes sense! thank you. i'll try five like you did (keeps the calories down a little too).
jmargethe 14th-Mar-2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
ok, i made these today and you were right, they are FABULOUS! hot out of the oven with plenty of topping...yum.

i got a little worried when i mixed the dry and wet ingredients together; it tasted so good that i was certain there'd never be enough batter left to actually get to the baking stage.

i used demara sugar for the cinnamon-sugar topping and that gave them a nice texture and crunch.

i'm also thinking of trying them again with my favourite - pecans! - added to the batter.

i can tell this is going to be a new fave of mine, so thanks very much.
lola_dark 14th-Mar-2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
I'm totally going to make that AND add that blog to my google-reader!!
a_sweet_fantasy 14th-Mar-2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
:d Why thank you!! I hope you like my blog :] hehe
dreambean 14th-Mar-2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
WOW ♥♥♥ !!

These looks so amazing,I absolutely have to try them :D Thanks so much for sharing the recipe,hun! Your posts are so fantastic,I always look forward to them!
cocori 15th-Mar-2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
I love cinnamon so I am just drooling over these pics! I hope to make these some time soon. I was just wondering how many cupcakes does this recipe make. I will probably make this for a family gathering and I want to know if I should double the recipe. :)
i_heart_attack 18th-Mar-2008 01:24 am (UTC)
i made these tonight, and they're delicious.
they taste like the snickerdoodle cookies! :D
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