I got this recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Every one of her recipes is guaranteed deliciousness, so these are bound to be good. They're baking in the oven as I write (and watch Julie and Julia). The best part of whipping up the batter is the spicy scent of nutmeg. Mmmm. Reminds me of eggnog.
Nothing like a sweet treat in the morning to go along with a much-needed latte.
French Breakfast Puffs, from The Pioneer Woman
For the puffs:
3 C all-purpose flour
3 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1 C sugar
2/3 C shortening
1 C milk
For the coating:
2 sticks butter
1-1/2 C sugar
3 t ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease 12 muffin cups.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir the first four ingredients thoroughly and set aside.
In another large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and beat again. In three separate additions, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk, beating well after each addition.
Add a large dollop of batter to your muffin cups.
Bake 20-25 minutes until the muffins are a light golden brown.
Once cooled slightly, remove the muffins from the pan and set aside.
Now the best part: a butter and cinnamon sugar glaze. Yuuummmm.
Melt the butter in a bowl or glass pan. In a separate bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar.
Dip your muffins first in to the melted butter, then the cinnamon sugar. Voila, you have an indulgent breakfast sweet.
And how do they taste? I think scrumptious is the word. Absolutely fantastic. Tastes like a cinnamon sugar cake donut with a hint of nutmeg.