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Cinnamon-Sugar Mini Muffins

There's no need to limit yourself to just one of these little muffins with butter tops coated in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  • Yield: Makes 24

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2002


  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a mini-muffin tin, and set aside. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining teaspoon cinnamon; whisk to combine. In a small bowl, combine 6 tablespoons butter, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, buttermilk, and egg; whisk to combine. Using a large rubber spatula, fold butter mixture into flour mixture; use no more than 10 strokes. The mixture should be lumpy.

  3. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each prepared cup, and bake until tops are nicely golden, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool in pan 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

  4. Dip top of each muffin in remaining 4 tablespoons melted butter, and roll in reserved cinnamon mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Notes

You'll need a two-tablespoon-capacity mini-muffin tin for this recipe.


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