Lesson #1 - Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins
The boys were both taking Karate, but it didn't take long before Sawyer was no longer interested. He had a been asking to take cooking classes. After a long search we decided to do homeschooling cooking classes. This was his very first lesson.
Breckin said he wasn't interested but it wasn't long until he joined.
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 50-60 mins
Servings: 12-14 muffins
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup sugar - topping
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon - topping
- 3 tablespoons butter (melted) - topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.
It's not always important to have exact measurements. Let them learn how to use the measuring cups and spoons. Teach them to use their finger or a knife to level.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. Mix in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
Get ready to pick shells out of the bowl after you let them crack the egg. It's going to be messy but they will love it.
Pour the egg mixture over the flour, and stir until the flour is mixed in.
They might need an extra hand to hold the bowl, or their sibling can get involved.
Taste the mixture of course! Disclaimer: There is raw egg in the mixture so use your discretion. Sawyer without a doubt tastes everything he makes so we let him explore the flavors.
Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or grease the cups. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake the muffins for 20 mins, or until light brown.
We use a melon baller scoop to make it easy to put the batter in the cups. The key here is to not worry about getting it exactly two-thirds full. Some will overflow and some will be short. It's easy to want to jump in and help, but try your best to refrain.
While the muffins cool slightly, mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl (we used a small Ramekin). Pour the melted butter into a separate bowl.
Roll the warm muffins first in the melted butter then the cinnamon sugar.
Several muffins were not filled to the top, so we cut the paper down to make it easier to dip in the topping. Be ready to adjust on the fly!
Plate them up to share with family and friends!