French Breakfast Puffs


This definitely not an everyday recipe but would be perfect for a special brunch or breakfast. They are very quick and easy to prepare, I’d say 35-40 minutes from start to finish and half that is baking time.

French Breakfast Puffs


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl cream together the shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and egg until fluffy. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Grease or spray the cups of a 12 cup muffin pan. Fill each cup approximately 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Melt butter, and mix together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Coat each puff in butter then roll in cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately.

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  1. Wow those look delicious! Will definitely try them soon!

    • Another name I’ve heard them called are doughnut muffins and I can see why. Very tasty but best reserved for special occasions.

  2. About how many does this recipe make? Thanks!


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