French breakfast muff-nuts!

I just inhaled two of these babies with a cup of camomile tea...inhaled them!!!  I know, right. These muffins inhabit a higher plane than all other muffins. They are simple yet exciting, meltingly tender, delicate with a slight rumor of nutmeg, soft pillowy middle with a halo of cinnamon sugar. Looking like they came out of a Paris boulangerie, they are a cinch to make, an awesome coup if you've spent any amount of time baking something complicated that comes out only so-so. Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix in the wet ingredients pour into muffin tins, bake and dip...voila!

I guess it's at this point that I'm wondering why it took me so long to make them again??? This is the kind of muffin that can change your life, make you a better person, cause you to preform random acts of kindness, get you out of your the-weather-was-beautiful-for-a-week-now-it's-snowing-again-blahs. They are lovely, just lovely so seemingly innocent, but be warned, they are rather dangerous to keep around, you will be seduced, they will whisper your name, wink at you from across the room, entice with their sweetness wrap-around-your-tongue-and-melt-in-your-mouth-deliciousness, yes, they literally melt in your mouth especially when eaten warm, oh baby, come to mama!
I got this recipe from a B&B we stayed at in Bar Harbor Maine a few years ago. I remember stashing a few still warm muffins in my pocket and eating them while sitting on a vista in Acadia National Park. We adore staying at B&B's, (they are also a source for some of my favorite recipes). These little muff-nuts answer to many names, French Breakfast Muffins, feather light muffins, cinnamon sugar donuts, French Breakfast Puffs,  but whatever you call them, know that they possess magic, the kind that can transport you with one bite to your happy place. That's all.

French Breakfast Muff-nuts


  1. just last night I did a blogpost about the coast of Maine and Nova Scotia...must be something in the blogger-air! Love the recipe and will be making these soon...great flavors in there!

  2. thanks, foodobsession always wanted to go to Nova Scotia! Maybe next year.

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