Category Archives: muffins

Not-too-naughty Cinnamon Muffins 

I enjoy a muffin, but often they are dense and heavy. If I splurge and indulge, I want a yummy and light treat. After experimenting with recipes, I settled on one that my family love.


Cinnamon Muffins

Makes 12

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Spray the cups of a muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

In a separate bowl, whisk:

  • 1 egg (room temperature, beaten)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Pour liquid ingredients into the dry. Whisk just until batter is smooth. Don’t over-beat. Set aside. 

In a small bowl, combine: 

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Fill each muffin cup with batter just shy of halfway. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon-brown sugar mixture to each muffin. Layer 1 Tbsp. batter followed by 1 tsp cinnamon-brown sugar mixture. Using a knife or skewer, swirl batter with the cinnamon-brown sugar.

Place muffin pan on the center rack of oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a muffin tests clean. Remove muffins and cool on a rack.

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Stuffin’ Muffins

Love turkey or chicken with dressing? Cooking for one or two? You don’t have to wait for holidays to enjoy a side of stuffing. Do what I do and make stuffin’ muffins. Keep them in the freezer and use only what you need.


Stuffin’ Muffins


  • 8 oz. bag of stuffing bread, your choice
  • 12 oz. broth or homemade stock, either turkey or chicken
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup egg substitute (or 1 egg)
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Spray the cups of a 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine stuffing bread, broth, onion, celery, and egg substitute.
  4. Using a scoop or two spoons, fill each muffin cup with 1/12th of the stuffing.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until muffins are brown around the edges.
  6. Serve immediately. Cool leftover muffins completely and freeze in an airtight container or individual freezer storage bags.

Defrost and heat a muffin whenever you want a side of stuffing!

Stuffin' Muffins

Stuffin’ Muffins


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