French Breakfast Puffs

  • Yield: 24 servings


1/2cup sugar
1/3cup shortening (part butter)
1-- egg
1 1/2cups flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon nutmeg
1/2cup milk
1/2cup sugar
1teaspoon cinnamon
6tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream sugar, shortening and egg.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. 
  4. Fill greased miniature muffin tins 2/3 full.
  5. Bake at 350F for 12 to 15 minutes.  
  6. Combine sugar and cinnamon.  Remove muffins from pans immediately, dip in butter and roll in sugar mixture until coated. 
  7. Serve warm.


Recipe reprinted with permission from theAssociation of Junior Leagues International’sTidewater on the Half Shell (Norfolk, Va., 1985).