Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins – Easy Homemade Recipe

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Hello muffin lovers! If you’re looking for a delightful treat to brighten up your day, you’re in for a treat. These Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins are the perfect blend of sweet and spice, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face with every bite.

Introduction

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins are a classic treat that combines the warmth of cinnamon with the sweetness of sugar, all swirled into a soft and moist muffin. These muffins are reminiscent of the comforting flavors of cinnamon rolls but in a convenient muffin form. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack, they are sure to become a family favorite. I remember the first time I baked these; the aroma that filled the kitchen was simply irresistible, making it impossible to wait for them to cool before digging in.

Ingredients

To prepare this comforting recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (for topping)

For Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar (for topping)

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins

Follow these steps to create your own delicious Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  6. Generously sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the tops of the muffins.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Helpful Tips

  • Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing to create a smoother batter.
  • Don’t overmix the batter; mix just until the ingredients are combined to keep the muffins light and fluffy.

Cooking Tips

  • For a richer flavor, try substituting half of the milk with buttermilk.
  • Use a light hand when sprinkling the cinnamon sugar topping to avoid overly sweet muffins.
  • Equip yourself with a good quality muffin tin and paper liners to ensure easy removal and a perfect shape.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve these muffins warm with a pat of butter or a drizzle of honey for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Pair them with a hot cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk.
  • For a special brunch, serve alongside fresh fruit and yogurt.

Nutritional Information

Here is the detailed Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 210 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Potassium: 60mg
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 300IU
  • Vitamin C: 0mg
  • Calcium: 60mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg

Storage and Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week.
  • Reheat: Warm the muffins in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds to enjoy them as if they were freshly baked.

3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour? Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour, but the muffins might be denser. Consider using half whole wheat and half all-purpose flour for a better texture.
  2. What can I use instead of butter for a dairy-free option? You can use coconut oil or a dairy-free margarine as a substitute for butter.
  3. Can I freeze these muffins? Yes, these muffins freeze well. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze until solid, and then transfer to a freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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Conclusion

I hope you enjoy making and eating these delightful Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins as much as I do. Don’t forget to share your feedback and any variations you tried. Happy baking!

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Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins - Easy Homemade Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins – Easy Homemade Recipe


Description

Hello muffin lovers! If you’re looking for a delightful treat to brighten up your day, you’re in for a treat. These Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Muffins are the perfect blend of sweet and spice, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face with every bite.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (for topping)

For Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 23 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar (for topping)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  • Generously sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the tops of the muffins.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing to create a smoother batter.
  • Don’t overmix the batter; mix just until the ingredients are combined to keep the muffins light and fluffy.

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