French Toast Muffins

I like to wake up early, while the house is really, really quiet and have a little “me” time.  Generally, I make myself a cup of tea, read the NY Times and the LA Times food and life style section ( on line ), read my emails and check out my favorite blogs.  I love that 1 hour in the a.m. right before all the turmoil and chatter begins.

Yesterday, I was reading Sprinkle Bites and she had posted a recipe for French Toast Muffins.  Before I had finished reading the post, I was on my way into the kitchen to make these for the family for breakfast.  I love, love, love one bowl recipes.  To not have to drag out my mixer and all its parts is truly a wonderful thing.  This is one of those recipes.  Easy, quick, pantry ingredients and scrumptious.

Eli, as usual, gave it two thumbs up, Levi ate every bite, and Isaac – my savory, loving, Doritos eating chow hound ate every last morsel and asked for seconds.  The reviews are in – 3 thumbs up!



French Toast Muffins


280 grams | 10 oz. | 2 cups all purpose flour
50 grams | 1 3/4 oz. | 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup melted butter
maple syrup
powdered sugar, for dusting


• preheat oven to 400*.  line cupcake pan with 12 liners.
• whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
• in another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
• make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture.  stir until just incorporated, don’t over mix.
• fill cupcake liners half full.  bake 10-15 minutes.  muffins are done when toothpick comes out clean
• poke holes in the muffin tops and gently spoon over 1-2 tablespoons of good maple syrup.  dust with powdered sugar.

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  • Jun Belen

    Oh my! What a brilliant idea. I love french toasts and making them in a muffin makes it so much more portable! Love it Thank you for the post!!

  • Reply

    Can I just move into your house? These muffins look fantastic!

  • Jess--Sugar High

    great breakfast recipe, they look so good 🙂

  • Kristen

    I love French Toast and I love muffins. This combo sounds delicious.What beautiful photos!

  • allison [a for aubergine]

    French toast muffins?! I’m in love!

  • Reply

    What a great idea! These french toast muffins sound like a great way to start the day 🙂

  • Victoria

    Wow….love these muffins. Looks perfect! Fantastic idea!

  • ♥peachkins♥

    Thanks for dropping by my blog because it led me to yours! You have nice photos and recipes! I will definitely be back for more!It’s so nice to meet you.

  • Honey @ honeyandsoy

    Gosh, I think you’ve passed that baking itch to me now… I feel like I just have to make these now! And I like those cupcake liners too… really pretty!

  • Patricia Scarpin

    Oh, Susan! I’m a sucker for muffins, even though I don’t bake them as much as I should (perhaps to avoid eating too much?) :)These are precious!

  • Kim

    What a great idea! A fusion between muffins and french toasts! Great for breakfast…

  • The Urban Baker

    Hi All,Thank you so much for your comments and your “praise”:jun – as much as I would love to take credit for the idea, i can’t. however, these brilliant muffins will grace our breakfast table on many mornings.gaby – i am building a room, just for you!jess – they taste as good as they lookkristen – french toast is one of those universally loved foods!allison – i’m in love as well!victoria – you will love them even more once you try thempeachkins – nice to meet you!honey – baking is somewhat of an obsession. glad to inspire youpatricia – bake them, eat one and give the rest away. you will be even more adored and loved than you already – fusion…i couldn’t have said it better myself!have a “sweet” day!x

  • Melissa W.

    *flips out* I need these! Thanks for helping me plan breakfast for tomorrow! 😉

  • Mary

    These both look and sound divine! Thanks for sharing! I’ve bookmarked this! Great blog; happy I found you!Mary xoDelightful Bitefuls

  • Bakergirl

    French toast is my weakness… but french toast muffins is even better. These look delicious! So glad I found your blog. I’ll be trying these soon!

  • Lucy

    This is an immense idea! A genius way to make french toast flavour – I have just saved this page 🙂

  • Caroline B.

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  • Stephanie

    My family and I made these muffins this morning! They were awesome! I substituted some of the regular flour for whole wheat flour, and the grown ups had sugar free syrup to watch the calories. They tasted great! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    God Bless!


  • ONI

    Yummy! Gonna make these in the morning!!! Maybe with some blueberries and bananas in some! Thanks!

    • Susan

      How did they come out. I do love these muffins and so do my kids!

  • Janet

    These sound amazing. I’d like to make these ahead of time to take on a weekend camping trip. Should I wait until the morning I will serve them to do the maple syrup? Your advice will be appreciated.

    Can’t wait to make these.

  • Susan

    Hi Stephanie – I too have sub’d the white flour as well as the white sugar with sucanant. They are quite yummy, dont you agree? Thanks for the comments!

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