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Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

Robust maple flavor and crunchy cinnamon streusel lend irresistible allure to these quick-to-fix muffins.
By Jessica Walker
cinnamon french toast muffins

When I was in college, I lived on breakfast cereal. I also lived for trips home on the weekend and Saturday morning French-toast breakfasts, made by my mom. Recently, I started thinking about those two breakfast memories and wondered if they could be combined to make another tasty breakfast treat. And do you know what? It worked! Combining all the flavors of French toast with one of my favorite cereals, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I give you these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Let’s get started! 

First, grab a box of Betty Crocker Cinnamon Streusel muffin mix. It’s a great shortcut with scratch-like taste!

betty crocker cinnamon streusel muffin mix

Mix up the muffin batter as instructed on the box with your usual cast of characters: eggs, water and vegetable oil.

mixing muffin ingredients

Then grab some maple extract and add a teaspoon to your batter. Hello French toast flavors!

adding maple extract to batter

Using a cookie scoop, my favorite kitchen tool, fill up your prepared muffin cups.

muffin batter in muffin cups

Now, we need to top these with streusel. Grab a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

box of cinnamon toast crunch cereal

Put a cup of cereal in a baggie and crush it into coarse crumbs.

cereal in plastic bag

Next, in a small bowl, combine the crushed cereal with the streusel packet from the muffin mix and 1 tablespoon of melted butter.

streusel mix with melted butter

Divide the streusel evenly on top of the muffin batter.

streusel on top of muffin batter

Bake at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan for about five minutes and then cool on wire rack. Serve warm with some soft butter for smearing, and let the compliments roll in.

cinnamon french toast muffins


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