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Christmas Morning Muffins

Every Christmas morning my family stuffs our face… full… of MUFFINS. Typically I’m a donut or cookie girl, but this recipe had me loving muffins just as much. Now that my nephews are older and enjoy sleeping in a little themselves, our family starts Christmas a little later than we used to. That means for the first couple hours of Christmas morning, my parents, Nana, and I sit down with a monstrous mug of coffee and a muffin (or two… or three) and just relax. These muffins have always been a reminder to me of time with family, and now I’m excited they are helping me create new memories of slow Christmas mornings… I hope you enjoy them, and if you end up making them, let me know how it goes in the comments!


Christmas Morning Muffins


Serves: 10

Prep Time: 15 min.

Bake Time: 15-20 min.

Oven: 325°F




1/3 c. butter

½ c. sugar

1 egg

1 ½ c. flour

½ t. salt

½ c. milk

1/4 t. ground cinnamon


Topping Ingredients:


½ c. butter, melted

½ c. sugar

1 t. ground cinnamon




1. Mix: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and egg. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the sugar mixture alternately with milk.

2. Scoop: With a large spoon, fill your greased muffin tin cups 2/3 full. (I can usually get 10 muffin’s worth in a 12-muffin tin.)

3. Bake: Bake at 325°F for approx. 15-20 minutes or until light brown.

4. Roll: Let cool for about 5 minutes. While waiting, combine the sugar and cinnamon from your topping ingredients. Roll the warm muffins in your melted butter, then in the sugar mixture – coating the muffins completely from top to bottom, all sides!

5. Stuff Ya Face with Muffins: My family likes eating them cool, but if you’d like to get the warm fuzzies, slice these in half, add butter, and microwave for about 7-10 seconds. They’ll melt away in your mouth.

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Meet Anne

While Anne’s "dream life" would include traveling and hiking every day, she’s pretty content spending time with the people she loves, eating sea salt and vinegar chips, and doing all things art. One of her greatest and most obvious passions is her plant collection. Some call it an obsession. She agrees.