Best Breakfast Muffins Are French Puffs

These french muffins (also known as puffs) are easy to make, and quite tasty.

French Breakfast Puffs

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine French
Servings 12
Calories 231 kcal


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons margarine, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line cups with paper muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, cream together 1/2 cup sugar and shortening. Beat in egg. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture alternately with milk. Beat well. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. While muffins are baking, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Remove muffins from oven and muffin pan. Immediately, dip the tops of the muffins into the melted margarine, then into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Repeat with each muffin, until all muffin tops are covered.
  • Serve warm.
Keyword breakfast, muffins, puffs
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