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Cinnamon Muffins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

1 dozen

This muffins, with a dash of nutmeg in the batter, are seasoned to please. My husband grew up enjoying these tender, yummy muffins that his mother made on special weekend morning.—Katherine McVey, Raleigh, North Carolina

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk until well combined.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups half full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Add butter to a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip muffin tops in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 209 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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