Brown Sugar Cinnamon Muffins

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Muffins

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Muffins

These brown sugar cinnamon muffins are one of my kids’ favorites. It isn’t super healthy, so it is usually a special treat in our house. It is great for brunch or dessert!


  • 1 3/4 cups flour ( I use whole wheat)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (or applesauce)
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon


  1. Mix together flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add egg, milk and oil.
  3. Mix together.
  4. Fill muffin cups 1/4 full with batter.
  5. Add a pinch of brown sugar. (Or a little more)
  6. Cover the brown sugar with batter.
  7. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. Serve.

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  1. Heather says:

    To make it healthy use coconut oil, not canola oil. Use sucanat for brown sugar and honey granules in place of white sugar. And of course, freshly milled whole wheat flour using soft white berries.

  2. Brooke says:

    I’ve made these once before following recipe exactly, and my family loved them. Got adventurous today and made 1/2 the batch with fresh blueberry and chopped mango in the middle layer and left out the cinnamon. Also grinded up oats and added to flour mixture.. To make it a more filling breakfast :)

  3. Teresa says:

    I used 1 banana instead of the egg & canola oil and the substitute worked great :)

  4. Azi says:

    Used brown sugar instead of refined and added honey (who cares about calories :) ) in the middle. Baked for 5 minutes longer and let cool in the oven. yum!

  5. ayla says:

    The muffins took a bit longer to cook for me then stated, probably another 10 minutes. I added cinnamon to the batter as well which was nice, but I think for next time I will add a bit of vanilla extract and nutmeg to the batter as the muffin parts without the extra bits of cinnamon and sugar tasted a bit too floury in my opinion. Overall a good, simple and easy to make recipe that can stay simple or be enhanced by preference. Brooke’s fruit idea sounds great!

  6. Sarah says:

    I just made them and have them cooking in the oven now! I was very excited this recipe didn’t require many ingredients. It was nice I didn’t have to run to the store. This recipe also seemed more healthy than most, which is always a plus!

  7. Mary says:

    I love this site….. I think I am going to try using the brow sugar in place of the refined. These
    muffins are soooooooo good. No matter who I make them for, they seem to love them!!! :)

  8. tyler says:

    My ones are really yucky thought any reasons why ?

  9. Maybe you forgot an ingredient.

  10. Jo-Beth says:

    Delicious! My boyfriend just ate three in a row with a big grin on his face. So I did add a little vanilla extract, just a (small) capful. I also seasoned the batter generously with cinnamon and nutmeg and added a generous handful of cinnamon chips. Yum! The cinnamon chips were on sale after Christmas, and I was at a little bit of a loss as to what to do with them. As soon as I saw this muffin recipe, I knew this would be perfect! These will definitely be a standby! Thanks.

  11. Tals says:

    These were beautiful however I used white self raising flour instead and I also did 2 cups flour, 2 eggs, almost a cup of milk and a dollop extra sunflower oil (which I also used in the recipe instead of canola as I didn’t have any). I also added a teaspoon ground cinnamon to the batter plus quarter cup brown sugar and 2 capfuls (about a teaspoon) vanilla extract. Really good. Baked for 17min on 175 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) then left in turned off oven for five min, checking regularly.

  12. Tals says:

    I still added two pinches salt (continued from above post. )


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