Mini French Puffs Recipe

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These delicious bite-size treats are the perfect ending to a breakfast or brunch. My family also enjoys nibbling on them throughout the day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 15 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 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 187 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk (batter will be stiff).
  2. Fill greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Remove puffs from pans; immediately roll in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Twelve regular-size muffin cups may be used; bake for 15-20 minutes.
Originally published as Mini French Puffs in Best of Country Breads 2000, p104

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sparkpeopleup User ID: 6739513 32819
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"This is the exact same recipe as Feather-Light Muffins. Measurements and ingredients identical."

zenzzi User ID: 3116553 73502
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"I have made this recipe a lot for my family. I brought it as a snack for my mom's group and ended up giving out the recipe to a few people. Everyone loved it. They taste like a warm doughnut hole fresh out of the oven. Great recipe!"

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