French Breakfast Puffs

French Breakfast Puffs

"'Rather than serve typical pastries, I like to make these light tender treats when I have guests at breakfast,' writes Kimberly Flora from Peru, Indiana. 'Everyone enjoys their sweet cinnamon and sugar coating.'"
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40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and egg until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to the sugar mixture alternately with milk.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the warm puffs in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve immediately.

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These definitely are delicious, slightly sweet, bite-sized little treats. They're perfect with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. You might be tempted as I was to nibble on them on all day -...

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I tried this recipe and I didn't really like it. I didn't have any milk so I used half and half--that might have ruined the recipe. The taste of these was just strange.

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These definitely are delicious, slightly sweet, bite-sized little treats. They're perfect with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. You might be tempted as I was to nibble on them on all day -...

I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I was satisfied with these. They're very similar to a cake donut, as other reviewers have mentioned. I used a scoop (the kind with a spring-loaded swee...

Good recipe, just made a couple of changes the second time around; cut back sugar to 1/4, added cinnamon to the flour mixture and 5 minutes before the "puffs" were done used a sugar water glaze....

Wow! These are great! I was in the mood for cake doughnuts but didn't want to bother with frying so I gave these a shot. Instead of nutmeg I added about 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. I also sub...

Very very good. These taste similar to a coffee cake donut, but lighter in flavor and texture. The only thing I did differently was before I baked them, I sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top....

I loved these. I made them for Thanksgiving morning, and I mixed the dry ingredients the night before so I could just toss it all together and not measure anything in the morning. I didn't use m...

This came out so nicely. Texture like a great cake donut. 1st time I followed the recipe to the letter, and they came out perfect. Next time I'll try all the traditional (and not so tradition...

Very good - not quite as light as I was expecting but the taste was great. The cinnamon sugar topping and butter are the best. Don't skimp on it. If you can't afford the calories eat a salad!

We used buttermilk instead of regular milk and also subtracted two teaspoons of the milk and added two teaspoons of vanilla flavoring. My oldest son made this almost unassisted (I watched mostly...

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