Cinnamon Spice Muffins




Introduction: Cinnamon Spice Muffins

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Cinnamon spice muffins are quick and easy to make, and they're the perfect complement to a cup of coffee of tea. I've been eating these a lot lately - I love them because they're nice and moist and not too sweet. They're also really nicely spiced. I always find myself wanting spiced baked goods when fall rolls around. :D

I've chosen to keep these cinnamon spice muffins pretty plain, but I think they'd be amazing with a cinnamon sugar topping or maybe some streusel. If you like sweeter muffins, try playing around with toppings.

I think I may add a chopped apple to these the next time I make them, too! I have a feeling that will be amazing.

P.S. Big thanks to sunshiine for the awesome towel!! :D

Step 1: Ingredients + Tools


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil or melted butter
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar (or 3/4 cup white sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

If you use white sugar, you'll end up with a VERY blonde muffin. The brown sugar adds a little more flavor and color. As far as oils/butter go, you can really use whatever you like - coconut oil is great in these, and melted butter makes them amazing. I normally use canola oil because it's easy and makes them dairy free for me. :)

Milk is something else you can switch up - regular whole milk makes them nice and rich, but I typically use plain soy milk.


  • a standard size cupcake/muffin pan
  • paper liners

Step 2: Line Your Muffin Tin and Preheat the Oven

Line the muffin tin or spray with non-stick spray if you don't have any liners around. :)

Preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C.

Step 3: Mix the Dry Ingredients Together

Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and spices together in a small bowl.

Step 4: Mix the Wet Ingredients Together

Mix the milk, oil, egg and sugar together until it's well blended and you don't see any big chunks of egg.

Step 5: Mix the Wet and Dry Together

I like to do this in a big measuring cup so it's easier to pour into the muffin tin!

Combine the wet and dry ingredients using a spatula. Scrape down the sides and bottom to ensure no dry spots remain. Mix just until it's combined - over mixing will make chewy muffins!

Step 6: Pour the Batter in the Tin and Bake

Divide the batter equally between the cups. They'll only be around 1/2 way full.

Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20-24 minutes. Pull them out when the tops are nice and firm and lightly browned. A toothpick inserted in the middle of one should come out clean.

Step 7: Cool and Enjoy!

Get them out of the baking tin as soon as they're cool enough to handle and then let them hang out of a cooling rack. They're fantastic when they're warm but just as good the next day. :)

To store them, just keep them out of open air so they don't dry out. They're normally great for 3-4 days, but after that they do start to dry out a little.

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1 year ago on Step 1

Can I substitute Buttermilk instead of plain milk?


Best Answer 1 year ago

Definitely! I bet that will be great. :)


2 years ago

The dough turned out very thick and sticky (not able to pour) but they still turned out great!!


6 years ago

This sounds very similar to a recipe I have called 'Cinnamon Puffs'. Lessen the spices in the above recipe and use cooking spray instead of cupcake liners. As soon as they come out of the oven roll them individually one by one in melted butter and then in a mixture of cinnamon & castor sugar.


6 years ago

My favorite "frosting" for these is to melt some butter, then dip the tops in the melted butter, then dip them in cinnamon sugar.


6 years ago

awesome job