Monday, September 28, 2020

French Breakfast Muffins

Please join me for a French Breakfast Muffin and a cup of tea on this beautiful Fall day! My cross stitched pumpkin and homespun trimmed pillow is decorating my outdoor sofa.


 I made this pumpkin years ago out of homespun fabric, and trimmed it with patches, raffia, and faux leaves.


This is my favorite Fall teacup which my friend Rosie gave me from her mom's collection.  It's the Robin from the Royal Albert,  Woodland Series .

We can have some of this tea that my friend, Jackie, gave me.  She heard that it was so good, so she bought 10 boxes of it to give to friends.  

Here are my trio of pumpkins that I made perched on one side of my mantle.

Yield: 15
Author: Kitty, but recipe is adapted from my 1970 Betty Crocker Cookbook
French Breakfast Muffins

French Breakfast Muffins

These little gems are coated in a sugar and cinnamon mixture and are perfect for Fall or anytime.


  • Muffins:
  • 1/3 cup softened butter (or shortening)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease muffin cups (I used a baking spray that contains flour).
  3. Mix  thoroughly the butter (or shortening), 1/2 cup sugar, and the egg.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg alternately with the milk.
  5. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake 20-25 minutes.
  6. Mix the 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon.  Immediately after baking, roll the puffs in melted butter, then in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.  Serve hot.


If you don't like nutmeg, substitute cinnamon. You can use a mini muffin pan, but check them very early. I've also used my donut pan to make these, and I got 6 donuts and 4 mini muffins. I used a Nordic Ware Fall Treats pan and they took much longer to bake., and only made 6.
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  1. I can tell it's a beautiful fall morning from the dappled sunlight on your outdoor sofa Kitty! Love your pretty pillows and Robin Woodland series tea cup! I'm wishing I had a French Breakfast Muffing this morning! ♥

  2. They sound like a nice easy muffin Kitty! Perfect spicy warm flavors for fall too, enjoy your special tea:@)

  3. They look delicious, festive, and ready for an autumn breakfast.

  4. Oh my mercy! I wish I had one of those beautiful muffins right now along with my coffee this morning. Just printed the recipe. Thanks so much. Love everything looking so Fallish! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. You made such pretty pumpkins Kitty. I love the plaid fabric on them. You also made such nice muffins and I bet they taste delicious. Have a nice week Kitty.

  6. Your fall decorations are so lovely, Kitty, the muffin recipe sounds so delicious! I am so happy that fall has arrived and Too enjoy tea time outside especially this time of year.
    Have a great day,

  7. Hummm, mouthwatering muffins!I love your Fall decoration and that gorgeous teacup made me swoon!Hugs,dear Kitty!

  8. Gotta love friends who buy teas in bulk for us!

    This is the first time I've heard of French breakfast muffins--they look like donuts? I'm sure they taste yummy!

  9. Such a lovely sunny corner to sit and enjoy some french breakfast muffins and a cup of tea that you sweet friend gave you. Your home is looking lovely with your fall decorations you fashioned, Kitty. I must say this is such a pretty teacup. Why, I do believe every week I visit your lovely place there is always the temptation of sitting down with you and drinking in the vistas that surround, so lovely.

  10. These French breakfast muffins look delicious and are so pretty Kitty. Your cross stitched pillow looks so pretty on your sofa, love the pumpkin and the homespun pillow. The fabric is so pretty. How sweet of your friend to gift you with the Robin teacup and saucer, perfect for the season. I will. look for the TJ's tea next time I go. Thoughtful friend.......Wish I could join you on a fall day for tea.......The recipe sounds so good. I want to try those.....

  11. Your muffins look so inviting and tasty. And that tea sounds great too. Love all your fall favorite season of the year. Thanks for sharing. Pinning this recipe! XO

  12. I am reading this post while still in bed. The alarm has gone off for my husband to get up. I am going to make your muffins this morning to enjoy with a cup of cocoa. Our mornings are cool and lovely but the humidity sneaks in later. October is my favorite month because the humidity finally leaves as does the bugs! Your pumpkins are lovely and you have inspired me to get with the program with Fall decorating.💖

  13. Wow, I would love a french muffin with my coffee right now. Fall has arrived beautifully at your house.
    Have a wonderful week, dear Kitty.

  14. Oh, those look GOOD, Kitty, and your fall decor looks so pretty! I love the cross-stitched pillow on the outdoor sofa best!

  15. Your muffins are very similar to my “Duffins”. They are so good!!

  16. I just love your pretty pumpkin! And, that tea sounds wonderful. I am so excited that fall is here once again and so grateful to God to be here to enjoy it. May He continue to bless you, my dear friend.

  17. Those muffins looks and sound delicious.
    I do like your Autumn/Fall décor and that teacup is wonderful.

    All the best Jan

  18. Oh Kitty, I have always wanted to make these muffins, and yours are so pretty! I just know my hubby would love them, and so would I. I'm going to pin your recipe, but I'll probably just use a regular muffin tin. Sure do like the look of the fall leaf shapes, though.

    I hope you're doing well, my friend, and have a great week!

    Love and hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  19. Kitty, I love your fall decor! I'd love to join you on your outdoor sofa for one of these delicious muffins and a cup of tea in that cup I've never seen before, Woodland pattern.

  20. Beautiful lighting on your sofa photo, Kitty! I love your cross-stitched pillow. The leaf shaped muffins are beautiful and look so delicious. I love Nordic Ware pans and now you're tempting me with another :)

  21. How fun the leaf shaped muffins are. The fall decor is lovely. The cross stitched pillow is such a treasure. Thanks for sharing your French breakfast muffins. Enjoy the weekend.

  22. Hello Kitty! Your muffins look wonderful and great for Autumn with their cute shape. The vignette of pumpkins on your mantel is very cute! I love your Robin teacup and saucer; perfect for this time of year! Enjoy your weekend...Hugs, Sandi

  23. These look sooooo delicious! And I'm loving your fun fall decor that makes them the perfect fall breakfast and snack! That Royal Albert Robin cup and saucer are wonderful! Happy Fall, Kitty I'm featuring this post at All About Home this evening!

  24. These muffins look wonderful, and so easy to make too! I love your gorgeous fall teacup, it is just lovely! The harvest tea blend sounds really good too, I just love trying new teas. How sweet of your friend to gift you a box of it! I hope you are enjoying lovely autumn days :)

    Many blessings to you dear friend!

  25. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post this week on Full Plate Thursday,505. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
    Miz Helen