Sassy Cinnamon Muffins

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! This week I thought I would revisit a recipe that truly lives up to its name – Sassy Cinnamon Muffins. When I was younger, I always helped my mom bake and these muffins were a firm favorite. It was a recipe that my mom made in home ec and kept ever since. One day I wanted to make these muffins by myself. I gathered all the ingredients, leveled out my measurements and put those muffins in the oven. Much to my surprise, they did not rise to the occasion.

I wasn’t sure where I had gone wrong. I reread the recipe and realized I had used baking powder instead of baking soda. So, I tried again and made sure to double check everything was right. They still didn’t turn out. My brother tried his hand at making the muffins to see if it was just the recipe. They turned out perfectly. It gave me hope that my next attempt could work out after all. But they didn’t. At this point I thought the baking gene had skipped me completely. It wasn’t until years later I baked on my own again. I just threw some stuff in a bowl and hoped something would work out. Thankfully it did.

sassy cinnamon muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Friend of Dorothy – slightly adapted from the original


for the muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon (original recipe calls for 1/2 tsp)

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

for the cinnamon sugar topping (optional, not in the original recipe)

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Get all of your dry ingredients in a medium bowl and still it together. In a small bowl, crack and whisk/beat an egg. Mix in the rest of the wet ingredients with the egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until it is just combined. Scoop the batter into a lined muffin tin, filling each cup 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. While that’s baking, melt the butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Wait 1-2 minutes to dip the muffin in butter and then the sugar. Enjoy immediately.

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