French Breakfast Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Disclaimer:  This post is in no way meant to be offensive to anyone with the name of Dolores.  Read on.

When I was in Junior High School, which is now called Middle School, I took two years of Spanish.   Our teacher was small and wider than she was tall.  I remember towering over her.  Spanish was her first language and she spoke with a strong accent.

The first year that I was in her class, she transformed all of our English names into Spanish names and that was what we were to be called in her class for the entire year.

French Country Cinnamon Mini Muffins. Oui! Oui!

My name is Debbie and my teacher didn’t have a great Spanish translation for Debbie so the name assigned to me for the year was…DOLORES.


The girl sitting next to me?  Her new Spanish name was….Catalina.


Oh how I wanted my new Spanish name to be Catalina!  I imagined that my life as a Catalina would be much better than my middle school life as a DOLORES.

Catalina’s are friendly and bubbly!  Catalina’s have fun!  Catalina’s have oodles of friends!  But here I was stuck as…DOLORES. Sigh.

French Country Cinnamon Mini Muffins that will melt in your mouth!

What does all of this have to do with French Breakfast Cinnamon Mini Muffins?  Not too much other than that if I were in a French class, I would want to be called…..Collette!

Because everyone knows that Collette’s have much more fun than a DOLORES.

French Country Cinnamon Mini Muffins. Perfect to dunk in hot chocolate!

Well, no matter what your name is, you are going to love these French Breakfast Cinnamon Mini Muffins that melt in your mouth.  I pinned these from Velvet Lava Cafe because I am a cinnamon lover and couldn’t resist!

Cinnamon and sugar.  Sugar and cinnamon.  No matter how you say it, these muffins will scream your name (whatever THAT is) because This Pin Rocks!

French Country Cinnamon Mini Muffins
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6-8
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Incorporate your wet ingredients and stir just until combined. You want your dough to be just slightly lumpy. It's really important that you do not overmix this batter.
  3. Scoop batter into mini muffin tins that have sprayed with cooking spray. I was able to get 24 mini muffins Bake for 12-15 minutes. You want the muffins to be just slightly brown around the edges.
  4. For the topping, place your melted butter into a small bowl. Combine the sugar and cinnamon into a separate small bowl.
  5. When the muffins are finished baking and are still warm, dip the entire muffin into the melted butter and coat all sides. Then put the muffin into the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll around to cover all sides.
  6. Let cool (if you can wait that long) and enjoy!



We’re sharing this recipe at:  Chef in Training, Hun…What’s For Dinner?Inside BruCrew Life, A Bowl Full of LemonsThe Lady Behind the Curtain, Living Well Spending LessThe Pin JunkieLamberts LatelyWhipperberryThe Country Cook Tatertots & Jello



  1. Oh dear, I must agree Catalina sounds much more fun than Dolores, LOL. These are one of my favourite muffins, because they remind me of old fashion donuts. Thank you for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  2. My sister Kayla had something similar happen to her! When she started taking French, the teacher changed her name to ‘Carla’ and she couldn’t stand it–she said it sounded like a grandma name haha. (I was somewhat lucky in that Rebecca stays the same in most languages). Names aside, these muffins look great! I’ll have to try them out next time I switch up my breakfast routine.

  3. tumbleweedcontessa says:

    These look tasty. Better than a donut hole! Love it if you linked these to What’d You Do This Weekend

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  4. I just love cinnamon sugar. These look lovely – like mini doughnuts.

  5. Lol I agree that Dolores is a nasty name, luckily I don’t think it’s used much these days. I don’t see why she couldn’t just call you Debora. Anyway, I love the muffins, they look so good and spongy!

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