Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

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Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Usually when I do a Pinterest review, there’s only one blog as the source. However, I just happened to pin two recipes on my desserts to try board for the exact same thing, but from different blogs. The two pins are this one and this one. I followed both pins back to the original blogs posts. The first pin led me back to Shugary Sweets and the second to The Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Aimee at Shugary Sweets calls these muffins cinnamon breakfast muffins and Ree at the Pioneer Woman Cooks calls them French breakfast puffs. I am calling them cinnamon sugar muffins because that’s what they are: muffins dipped in cinnamon sugar. I read through both Aimee’s and Ree’s posts about the muffins and their recipes are nearly identical. Aimee uses mini muffin pans, but Ree at The Pioneer Woman Cooks had more photos to go along with the recipe and more commentary, which is sometimes helpful so I decided to follow Ree’s instructions.

As instructed, I combined the dry ingredients in a bowl together.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Then, I combined the sugar and butter and creamed it.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Next, I added the eggs to the sugar mixture and mixed well.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Finally, I alternately added the flour mixture and milk to my sugar-egg mix.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Ree suggested using butter or cooking spray to grease the muffin tins, but I opted for some olive oil. Then I filled up the tins to 2/3 full as instructed before popping them in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

The muffins were mostly golden brown at the end of the 25 minutes so I pulled them out to cool.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Then, I melted the butter and mixed up the cinnamon sugar.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

This next part is where I really appreciate Ree’s extra instructions and photos. I took a muffin and rolled it around in the butter until it was well coated.

Then I rolled it around in the cinnamon sugar. This part was a bit messy, but not too bad.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

I continued dipping my muffins in the butter then cinnamon sugar until they were all coated.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

I really liked how these came out. They were super delicious and I can definitely see why Ree recommends eating them warm! They remind me of a cross between muffins and coffee cake. I can also see why Aimee recommends the mini muffins as opposed to the full-sized ones: I would definitely feel less guilty eating 3 mini muffins compared to one large muffin. Both Ree and Aimee mention that these freeze really well, so next time I’ll probably make a double batch and freeze half of them.

Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Don’t forget to stop by Shugary Sweets and/or The Pioneer Woman Cooks for the recipe.


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22 thoughts on “Pinterest Review: Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

  1. These look so good! I have pinned this from Ree but haven’t tried it. I think I will now! Thank you for reminding me of this recipe and letting us know it works well.

    • Thanks for stopping by Susan. When I cooked these, I mainly followed Ree’s post since I felt the in-action pictures were really helpful. I hope you like how they turn out, I know I did!

  2. Hi Caroline,
    I found your blog through Made to be a Momma homemade by you link party and I’m loving the pinterest reviews you do. The muffins look delish and I thought it would be a lot harder to make. The pictures are really helpful as my baking can be hit and miss so I need guidance! I’ve pinned this and hope to try this weekend.
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    • Helen, I’m so happy you like the Pinterest reviews and I’m glad the photos are helpful to you! These are pretty easy and you could probably even use plain muffin mix from the store and just do the cinnamon sugar coating if you’re worried about making them from scratch. I hope you do end up trying them this weekend and loving them.

    • Thank you for the follows and I’m glad the review is helpful. I was a little doubtful my muffins would come out as pretty looking as the Pinterest photo, but it was actually really easy and they are delicious! I’ll definitely stop by to check out your link party.

    • Laura, we had to stop ourselves from scarfing these down they were so good! I think I’d probably prefer them in mini muffin form just because I wouldn’t feel so bad eating two or three small ones compared to two big ones. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I made something just like this not too long ago (also inspired by pinterest), although my recipe called them donut holes. They were delicious! I find that it is a little bit of work, so I end up only making the two mini muffin tins and then quitting when I need to wash the tin out. The family loves them though.
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    • It seems there are a ton of versions of this floating out there on Pinterest, but from what folks are saying, they are all delicious! I didn’t think these were too much work, but maybe that’s because they are bigger and I only had about a dozen to roll in cinnamon sugar. Thanks for stopping by.

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