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Love cinnamon sugar? You must bake this Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Recipe! Each bite offers a soft, moist crumb topped with a sparkling, crunchy cinnamon sugar topping!

Cinnamon sugar muffins on wire cake rack with cinnamon sugar topping.

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins Recipe

Blending the perfect mix of sweetness and spice, you’ll love these cinnamon sugar muffins.

With just a few basic ingredients, you’ll create super soft, fluffy muffins with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping.

The cinnamon sugar topping crisps in the oven offering a delightful contrast to the muffin’s tender crumb.

Perfect for beginners and seasoned bakers alike, these muffins are sure to become a favorite!

One cinnamon sugar muffin cut in half sitting on wire rack.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Muffins (with photos)

A full and detailed recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Whisk Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.

Mix Together: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold until just incorporated, taking care not to over-mix.

Making cinnamon sugar muffin batter in glass mixing bowl with spatula.

Fill Muffin Pan: Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping: In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Stir well. Generously sprinkle the prepared cinnamon sugar topping over each muffin.

Bake, Cool & Serve: Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Sprinkling cinnamon sugar over muffin batter in muffin pan.

Expert Tips

  • Room Temperature Eggs: Use room temperature eggs for better integration into the batter.
  • Do Not Overmix: For tender muffins, mix the batter until just combined. Overmixing can lead to tough muffins.
  • Check for Doneness: Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

What is the secret to moist muffins?

The secret to moist muffins lies in using the right balance of wet ingredients like milk and oil, not overmixing the batter and avoiding overbaking.

How can I ensure a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping?

Sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon sugar on top of the muffins right before baking. The sugar caramelizes and creates a delightful crunch.

Is it better to use paper liners or directly grease the muffin pan?

Both methods work, but paper liners make for easier cleanup and removal. If you prefer a crisper muffin edge, grease the pan directly, only if you have a non-stick pan.

Cinnamon sugar muffins on wire rack.

Storage Instructions

Room Temperature: Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Freezing: Wrap muffins individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or microwave for a few seconds before serving.

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Cinnamon sugar muffins displayed on rose gold cake rack.

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Samantha Pickthall
This Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Recipe offers a soft, moist crumb topped with a sparkling, crunchy cinnamon sugar topping!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon

Muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups (375g) all-purpose flour, scoop & leveled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Cinnamon Sugar

  • Mix Topping: In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Stir until well mixed and set aside.

Muffin Batter

  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Line a 12-hole muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Whisk Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Mix Together: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold until just incorporated, taking care not to over-mix.
  • Fill Muffin Pan: Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  • Add Cinnamon Sugar: Generously sprinkle the prepared cinnamon sugar topping over each muffin.
  • Bake: Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool: Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Room Temperature: Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
     
  • Freezing: Wrap muffins individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or microwave for a few seconds before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 74IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 2mg
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