Hi everyone! I’m a big fan of cinnamon and when my mom suggested this recipe for me, I was very excited! This recipe is so good, despite the name 🙂 If you’re a fan of cinnamon I think you should try this out! Here is the recipe:
3 cups, minus 3 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the rack in the center position. Generously grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cardamom.
In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl down half way through. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture, alternating with milk in two additions and mixing gently by hand to incorporate all the flour. (The batter will be on the stiff side, but airy. Don’t over-mix or beat batter as this will make the muffins tough.)
Spoon batter into the prepared pan, filling cups two-thirds full without smoothing the tops.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. As soon as the muffins are cool enough to handle, turn them out onto a wire rack.
Prepare the topping: Put the melted butter in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
Dip the muffins (tops, sides and bottoms) in the butter, using a pastry brush – if necessary – to cover areas not buttered by dipping. Immediately roll the muffins in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 12-16 dirt bombs.
If you try these, let me know! They are delicious!