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bowl filled with Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


A family favorite, these Cinnamon Muffins are tender and sweet and filled with lots of cinnamon flavor.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder*
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.  Grease 18 muffins cups.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat together the milk, vegetable oil, and eggs.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients.  Stir just until combined – don’t over mix.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.  Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the tops of the batter filled cups.  
  6. Bake the muffins until a toothpick instead in the center comes out clean, 13-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

*The original recipe I printed here called for 4 teaspoons of baking powder. I have always made these muffins with that much baking powder, but the amount has been a concern for a few people. I have also tested them with cutting out a teaspoon of the baking powder and they still work perfectly, so the recipe has been changed to the lesser amount.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 188
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 212 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg

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