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Welcome cooler weather with an easy breakfast or snack that’s perfectly spiced for the season! With a touch of nutmeg and a cinnamon-sugar coating, these Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffins are the perfect cross between a doughnut and a muffin…and they disappear FAST!

Three cinnamon sugar puff muffins on a wooden chopping board

Hey, friends! Early last week we were blessed with some cool, fall-like temps in Central Virginia. My mindset instantly switched from hot and humid summer days to chilly, crisp mornings. And that can only mean one thing: let the baking begin!

After dropping my older two boys off at school in the morning, I came home to a warm mug of Pumpkin Spice coffee (it’s never too soon, right? RIGHT?)…

A close up of a green mug of tea

and pulled out a box of Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffin Mix from King Arthur Flour’s new Essential Goodness line.

An overhead shot of a cinnamon sugar puff muffin mix box on a wooden surface

With two-year-old Spence still at home with me during the day, I knew that our little baking project needed to be simple, quick, and very kid-friendly. Can’t beat a boxed mix for that!

A boy mixing a baking mix in a bowl for cinnamon sugar puff muffins

My little guy loves to help stir (and chase the eggs around the bowl with his spoon),

A small boy mixing a cake mix for cinnamon sugar puff muffins

and I love knowing that the Essential Goodness mixes are made with pure, simple ingredients like real lemon, sour cream, and vanilla bean. There are no funky ingredients like artificial colors or flavors, no hydrogenated oils, no preservatives, no corn syrup and all mixes are sourced non-GMO. So basically they’re the best of all worlds: you get wholesome and delicious baked goods that taste like homemade…but they only take minutes to prepare!

Three cinnamon sugar puff muffins on a wooden chopping board with more in the background

Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffins Are The Perfect Treat For Fall!

I should also note that while these mini muffins were in the oven, our house smelled amazing! Forget fall-scented candles, I’ll just bake a batch of Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffins any time I want a cozy house this season!

A little boy eating cinnamon sugar puff muffins

The smell was so good, in fact, that my little guy couldn’t wait to take his first bite. As soon as they were cool enough to eat, Spence dug in. I wasn’t done taking my photos yet, but that didn’t matter. He stood by my side and grabbed muffin, after muffin, after muffin from my tray. Kind of like doughnut holes…it’s seriously impossible to eat just one!

A close up of cinnamon sugar puff muffins on a blue plate

This little munchkin’s cinnamon-sugar coated face and joyful smile say it all!

A little boy eating cinnamon sugar puff muffins with one in his hand

It was such a fun way to spend one-on-one time with my baby and enjoy a delicious snack together at the end. We can’t wait to whip up some of the other Essential Goodness treats — from Sour Cream Coffee Cake to Lemon Bars, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cloud 9 Pancakes, and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars — the options are virtually endless, and we couldn’t be happier about it!

A boy smiling eating cinnamon sugar puff muffins

The Essential Goodness mixes are perfect for the novice baker (like Spence!) looking for a simple, delicious treat and for a scratch baker who needs a just-in-time, convenient fix (like me!). Each mix is tasty on its own, but to switch things up King Arthur provides baker’s tips and twists to make a fun, creative version of the original. We’re going to use our next box of the Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffin Mix to create Snickerdoodle Cookies — another family favorite!

Not only are these options a great twist on the standard breakfast or dessert, but you can also feel good about your purchase. For every mix sold, King Arthur Flour donates the cost of a meal to Feeding America, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger. There is no limit or end date to the campaign, and King Arthur commits to donating a minimum of one million meals in the first year of sales. It’s a feel-good and taste-good choice that makes my family smile!

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Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings 12 standard muffins
Calories 172 kcal
Delicious and easy cinnamon sugar puff muffins with a cinnamon sugar coating, perfect for the cooler weather!


  • For the Muffins:
  • 1 18 ounce package King Arthur Flour's Essential Goodness Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffin Mix
  • 1 stick 8 tablespoons butter, melted or 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 stick 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Lightly grease or line with muffin papers one standard or two mini muffin pans.
  • Stir together muffin mix, butter or oil, milk, and eggs until well combined; scrape bowl as needed.
  • Divide batter evenly between the muffin cups (each should be about half full).
  • Bake standard muffins for 12-16 minutes (mini muffins for 8-10 minutes), or until muffin centers feel firm and a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan.
  • Place melted butter and cinnamon sugar mix (from box) in separate small, shallow bowls. Dip muffins in butter then roll in cinnamon sugar.


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 411mgPotassium: 30mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 65IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword: cinnamon muffins, cinnamon sugar muffins
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom

Want to learn more about King Arthur Flour’s Essential Goodness line? You can visit the website or follow the brand on Facebook and on Instagram for even more delicious baking inspiration! Enjoy, friends!


Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Megan - The Emotional Baker says:

    It’d be fine with me if it was pumpkin season year round! I love these pictures of your cute little boy. Looks like he found a yummy muffin 🙂

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Megan! I agree — can’t get enough pumpkin and fall flavors!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Hooray for cooler temps and baking! I’m definitely ready for fall, but I will miss the summer. These muffins looks delicious, Blair! What a fun breakfast or dessert!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Gayle! 🙂

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says:

    What cute pictures! Muffins are always necessary and I say it’s never too soon for pumpkin anything!

    1. Blair says:

      Yes! Exactly, Megan! You’re the muffin Queen! You know that they’re ALWAYS a good idea!

  4. Jen | Baked by an Introvert says:

    You son is just too adorable. His cheerful face and these muffins have made my day!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks so much, Jen! xoox

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law says:

    Since when did box mixes get so delicious?! These look amazing!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Kristy! Seriously — these are like homemade (or better than my homemade, since I’m not much of a baker from scratch)! 🙂

  6. Emily Kemp says:

    5 stars
    I can just imagine munching on these with a big cup of tea…yum, cinnamon is my fav spice by far!

    1. Blair says:

      OMG…they’re amazing!