Cinnamon Breakfast Puffs

These cinnamon breakfast puffs are light as air, dipped in brown butter (which is literally the definition of heaven) and rolled in cinnamon sugar.  Breakfast, brunch, snack......whenever you choose to make them they are guaranteed to be a favorite.

Cinnamon Breakfast Puffs

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Serves: 30 Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing muffin cups
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk, use regular milk instead but don't add the baking soda)


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I don't always have buttermilk on hand, so, if you're like me and don't feel buying some, use regular milk instead (whole milk if you have it, or 2%) and leave out the baking soda. For an even more indulgent, doughnut-like puff: Make an extra two tablespoons of the browned butter and roll the whole puff in it and the cinnamon sugar. (I usually have enough cinnamon sugar to fully roll the puffs.) Do ahead: Puffs are best within hours after they are baked. They can be made it advance and stored in a freezer bag until needed, too. Simply spread them out on a baking tray and reheat them until warm in the oven.




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