I know, you just read the title and now need a minute to get a tissue to get that little drool spot... go ahead, i'll wait....
Ok, lets bake!
These muffins are tender and simple, what makes them over the top fabulous is the amazing french toast inspired top! These muffins are dipped into warm butter & syrup then into a cinnamon sugar mix!!!! Oh yes, this is an incredible muffin!
French Toast Muffins
makes approx 16 muffins
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted and cooled
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
French Toast Top
1 cup syrup
1/4 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2- 3 Tbsp cinnamon
Oven at 350 degrees.
In a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and 1 Tbsp of cinnamon.
To the same bowl add in the cooled butter, eggs and buttermilk. Mix until just combined, you do not want to over mix because you will end up with a slightly "tough" muffin.
Using an ice cream scoop, fill a lined cupcake pan with the muffin mix.
Bake for approx 18 minutes, or until the a toothpick comes out clean.
While the muffins are baking get the topping ready. In a small saucepan, over low, add the syrup and butter and cook until the butter is melted and the mixture is just warmed. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
Once the muffins are done, allow them to cool enough to handle. Dip just the tops of the muffins first into the butter syrup mixture then into the cinnamon sugar. This part is a little messy but the results are phenomenal!
*this is my original recipe*