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Feather-Light Muffins Recipe

Feather-Light Muffins Recipe

Your family will likely gobble up these airy muffins, which won me a blue ribbon at our county fair! Pretty as well as tasty, their hint of spice will brighten breakfast, brunch or lunch for family or company. — Sonja Blow, Groveland, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups cake 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
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening, sugar and egg. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Let cool for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll warm muffins in melted butter, then in sugar mixture. Serve warm. Yield: 8-10 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 307 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 2099
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"I have been using this recipe for many years. Recently, I've started using mini muffin pans, which yields about 48 mini muffins. I bake them at 325 for 13-15 minutes."

oestheo User ID: 7706564 2060
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"These are terrific. This is the second time I made them for coffee hour after church and they are completely gone within twenty minutes and I made two batches."

bakerlady1234 User ID: 3677546 1572
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"Very light and wonderful. I like that they are not super sweet. I make these often because I always have these ingredients on hand."

heathernb User ID: 3490715 1892
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Not super-sweet, pairs great with an omelette and fruit for breakfast or as an after-school snack."

the_musical_chef User ID: 5175020 2589
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"These are the best muffins I've ever tasted! They are just as light as the title promises and are the perfect balance between decadent and delicate. I modified the recipe slightly by adding orange zest for a citrus flavor and topped then with a cinnamon meringue frosting, crushed cereal and orange zest. I also used more milk than the recipe called for because the batter was a little too thick, and baked them only until they were solid in the middles."

cwbuff User ID: 441425 2588
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Well I can see why these muffins won a blue ribbon! They are so much more light and airy than most muffins. Delicious! However, the next time I make them I think I'll try doubling the muffin ingredients for larger, puffier muffins. These were kind of small. Hope it works!"

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