French Breakfast Puffs
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 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 whole milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a small bowl, beat shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and egg until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to the sugar mixture alternately with milk.
- Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
- Meanwhile, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the warm puffs in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 233 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Oct 8, 2016
If I could give this recipe 10 stars, I do it! This has been an all-time favorite for our family of 8 since I first made it when this issue of Quick Cooking arrived in our mailbox nearly 17 years ago! One of my most requested recipes from our kids & now their spouses! Don't change a thing except maybe, double the recipe! Oh, & melt an additional 2 TBSP. of butter for the coating. Tastes just like the mini donuts you get at the fair!
Jul 2, 2016
One of my family's favorite breakfast muffins! I use butter instead of shortening and love the flavor. These are easy to make with simple ingredients that you will typically have on hand.
May 22, 2016
Been making these delicious treats since a young girl and have enjoyed sharing them with my children. An impressive treat to share with others too.
Nov 7, 2009
I've been making this recipe for years. I usually add nutmeg to both the muffins and the topping. They are fantastic!
Nov 7, 2009
This recipe was first published in Betty Crocker's Old-Fashioned Cookbook, copyright 1990 by General Mills, Inc.
Jul 28, 2009
I omitted the rolling the puffs in butter part at the end. I just put cinnamon sugar on the tops of the puffs and then put them in the oven. They came out with the perfect cinnamon sugar taste - no butter needed at the end!
Apr 6, 2009
I changed the shortening by using butter. I also added 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into the mixture..fantastic..I also baked them in a mini muffin pan at 400 for 10 mins. they came out great..everyone loves them. Thank-you for the recipe