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French Toast Muffins

I’m always on the lookout for ways to eat dessert for breakfast. These delightful little muffins have perfectly light flavor and a melt in your mouth oh-my-goodness-this-is-so-amazing texture that’s to die for. What would you call a dessert that you pass off as breakfast? I mean, besides the obvious…pie. Bressert? Deskfast?

Although these are called French Toast Muffins, the taste is actually what I’d describe as the love child of snickerdoodles and doughnuts. Yeah. Think on that for a while. Yum, right?

Anything that you dip into butter while it’s still warm is gonna be delicious. Guaranteed. Add some cinnamon sugar action to the mix and you’ve got a masterpiece!

This batch only made 8 muffins for me, so if you have more than just a couple of people to feed, I’d double it up. I’m pretty sure I took down 3 of these…it may have been more. I stopped counting after the first glorious bite.

Print Recipe for French Toast Muffins

French Toast Muffins
from Velvet Lava Cafe

1/3 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. milk

Topping (option: cut topping in half*)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium-large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined, but still a bit lumpy. Don’t overmix. Scoop batter into muffin tins that have sprayed with cooking spray. Using a large ice cream scoop, I got 8 medium-large muffins out of this batter; I think you could get 10-12 muffins by distributing the batter a little less generously. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they just start to turn a bit golden at the edges.

For the topping, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place melted butter in another small bowl. Dip the warm muffins in melted butter, then dip/roll the muffin in cinnamon sugar.


16 thoughts on “French Toast Muffins

  1. I wanted to leave you a note to let you know that I made this muffin recipe today and they are just wonderful. I just finished having one with a cup of hot coffee and those two were delightful together. The only changes I made were to use about a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon instead of nutmeg as I didn’t have the nutmeg on hand and I used Silk soy milk in place of regular milk. I did notice they are just a bit on the dry side so wondering if I could maybe add an extra egg or a bit more butter for moisture? In any case, thanks for a great recipe, will be giving some of these out to friends this evening and they will love them too.

    1. Great substitutions. If they are a little dry, I’d try cooking them slightly shorter time. Since oven temps vary, these can go from perfect to dry(ish) very quickly. Glad you are enjoying them though!

  2. Eating one of these right now! Super yummy 🙂 I made 12 smaller muffins and got distracted but should have probably taken them out of the oven around 18 minutes. Also, I cut the topping recipe in half and still have more than enough melted butter left over!

  3. I have made these a few times now for kids. They are a favorite breakfast for them now! And they are easy enough for me to make a batch in the mornings for yummy start to their school days! Thank you

  4. I have made this recipe twice because I love it so much… only change I made my second time was I added 1/2-1 tsp of cinnamon in the batter. It worked great but still wish the batter was a little more “french toasty”. It made 7 LARGE muffins. Just for trying to conserve ingredients, I only made 1/2 the topping and it was just enough. I do not suggest that. I almost did not have enough. Anyway, this is the perfect morning muffin for my going out the door in the morning. 🙂

  5. I just made these & made a few substitutions. I added vanilla extract, I used brown sugar instead of granulated sugar, & I used heavy cream instead of milk. They turned out divine!!

  6. I found this recipe on pinterest and wasted no time getting in the kitchen to bake these. As another reviewer commented, I didn’t have nutmeg so instead used cinnamon. I also put in just a splash of hazelnut syrup to still give it somewhat of a nutty taste. I doubled the batch and made 12 medium-large sized muffins. 18 minutes was perfect time in the oven. Will DEFINITELY be making these again! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  7. Oh my gosh!!! I love these, and I can NOT bake. ☺️ Thank you for sharing this easy-peasy and oh so tasty recipe!

  8. I made these muffins and they were very dry and crumbly. Not moist at all. They sure sounded good but I won’t try them again. They sure sounded good but not at all what I expected. The kids didn’t even ask for more than one. 😦

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