Cinnamon Mini Muffins

We’ve talked before about how I’m just not a morning person. It takes me a while to feel like I can do anything productive. That lack of morning pep is the reason the pages of BoB aren’t littered with muffins and other breakfast baking. I really like baking those kinds of things, but I’m just not that motivated first thing in the morning.

Every once in a while, though, I get myself together enough to make a batch of homemade muffins for a morning treat. These little guys may be the perfect muffins for morning-challenged people like me. They mix up so quickly!

There are no elaborate flavor combinations here. These are just sweet little muffins with a nice cinnamon flavor. They are a lovely example of less is more. They aren’t the bakery-style enormous muffins that are loaded with calories. Instead, they offer a sweet bite without all the guilt.

These simple Cinnamon Mini Muffins are a wonderfully sweet breakfast treat or snack! - Bake or Break

You may remember that last week I told you about my shiny new Vitamix and how much I’m enjoying using it. I used it to help make these muffins, too. It was ridiculously simple to mix the wet ingredients in my Vitamix. And, as I mentioned last week, the clean up is so fast and easy.

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Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 mini muffins

Cinnamon Mini Muffins


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat flour
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • sanding sugar


Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed*, combine milk, egg, butter, and sugar. Mix until well-blended.

Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, using about a tablespoonful of batter per cup. Sprinkle the tops of each with sanding sugar.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly browned. Cool in pans on wire racks.


*To mix the wet ingredients in your Vitamix, place the milk, egg, butter, and sugar (in that order) in the container. Start at Variable 1 and quickly increase to Variable 10 and then High. Blend for 45 seconds.

Recipe adapted from Vitamix.

Disclosure: Vitamix provided me with one of their awesome blenders as well as one for a reader giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Kendall Stark March 3, 2014 Reply

    This is insane: I bought a 24 capacity mini muffin pan this afternoon. Just might have to debut it this weekend :) These look simple and scrumptious!

    • Kendall Stark May 1, 2014 Reply

      I finally made these last week, and they are perfectly cinnamon-y!

  2. How cool that you used Vitamix to blend this batter together! These muffins look like the perfect pick me up!

  3. The Baking Queen (Elizabeth) March 4, 2014 Reply

    I love making muffins. This sound like a perfect and easy thing to make for a quick breakfast! Thank you!

  4. Joanne March 4, 2014 Reply

    I can never get my act together to make muffins and I AM a morning person. So, you are totally off the hook.

    Yay for cinnamon! My favorite spice. Definitely need these in my life. Even if they end up being an afternoon snack instead of breakfast. 😛

  5. sara March 7, 2014 Reply

    Mmmm, muffins. These look so good!

  6. These muffins look absolutely fantastic!

  7. Cindy March 12, 2014 Reply

    If I do not have whole wheat flour can I use just all purpose flour.

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      Jennifer McHenry March 13, 2014 Reply

      Hi, Cindy. For this small amount, you can substitute all-purpose flour.

  8. Renee @ Awesome on $20 March 16, 2014 Reply

    I’m not much of a morning person either. I’m much more likely to bake muffins around 10 am. These sound like they’d be perfect with a cup of tea.

  9. Ashe March 26, 2014 Reply

    I really like the idea of keeping it simple and less is better. I made these muffins last weekend and had them for breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning with a pot of tea. They were delightful. Thank you for sharing

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