Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
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Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

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This muffins, with a dash of nutmeg in the batter, are seasoned to please. My husband grew up enjoying these tender, yummy muffins that his mother made on special weekend morning.—Katherine McVey, Raleigh, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 209 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk until well combined.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups half full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Add butter to a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip muffin tops in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Muffins in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p21

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Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"Very good hot or cold. Next time I'd substitute cinnamon for the nutmeg in the batter."

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"This is a good recipe. The texture is not what I was expecting, but it did taste good. The recipe as written made very tiny muffins. Next time I will either double it or maybe make fewer muffins. The kids loved them, though, so it is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"I love this recipe! I used butter instead of shortening and made a double batch. Although they aren't browned when they come out of the oven as someone mentioned, they are very pretty and so tasty with the cinnamon sugar topping. Easy, good, and special enough to share."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"I used butter instead of shortening and whole wheat white flour with a little extra sugar to avoid the bland reviews! Tested them on my four daughters around the morning breakfast table...they voted four stars. Quick, easy, and on-hand ingredients."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"i made this for desert. very good and best when warm. they disappeared fast!!! so i might double the amounts to get more :) very good recipe."

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