Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins

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Simple with healthy ingredients but delicious no less, these Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins are perfect any time of day. Spicy, cinnamon flavor with a sweet touch of cinnamon sugar on top, these are sure to be a hit. 

Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins

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I am not normally one to rush seasons. I love to embrace the season we are in through family activities and seasonal eating. But I also live on the Arkansas/Oklahoma border and the weather here is all over the place. One day it is cool and the leaves are falling and the next day it is hot, sticky and going outside anytime between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM is asking for a heat stroke. I’m not kidding, it is a running joke in our area that mother nature cannot make up her mind. We have had hail during 80-90 degree weather, tornadoes in the winter and who knows what else. I digress. 

Despite the crazy weather my fellow neighbors deal with each year, it is mid-September which means Fall is coming. In the early morning, there is a chill in the air that makes a warm cinnamon muffin and hot cup of coffee the perfect breakfast.

And with Fall just around the bend, I am craving all the baked goodies. Banana bread, cookies, pie… I love a good fall treat. But alas we are still not quite into fall and the temperature is still hovering in the 70’s and 80’s. Gardens still need tended to and there is still fun to be had outdoors with summer activities. We are still on the go. So what is a girl to do when it is a little too hot and busy for a day of fall baking but she NEEDS a fall treat?

MUFFINS. 

Quick to bake, these are the perfect it’s-almost-fall treat to lift your spirits and get you through the end of the summer workload of harvesting and preserving that wonderful summer garden. Just a slight hint of fall. 

Muffins are one of our favorite things to make. They are simple, easy to take on the go and I love to make them for my husband to grab on his way out the door in the mornings. Enjoy as a light snack with less sugar or pack on the goodness and indulge with a cinnamon sugar topping paired with a hot cup of coffee. I think I just talked myself into an afternoon snack of muffins and coffee. 

These freeze great (if they last long enough) for meal prepping and you can whip up a big batch in less than 30 minutes. These are also great for kids for breakfast, play group snack or just a picnic snack if you are on the go. 

How are These Muffins Healthier?

Organic Maple Syrup

These muffins have less sugar and use a natural Maple Syrup to sweeten rather than a processed granulated sugar. I prefer to use honey and maple syrup as substitutes to regular granulated sugar in recipes. You can also use coconut sugar, organic sugar, sucanat, or stevia. Dates are also a natural sweetener.

Einkorn Flour

These muffins are also made with Einkorn flour. Einkorn is the only wheat that has not been modified or hybridized. It has a lower gluten content, is easier to digest and has more protein than other flours. I use both all purpose einkorn flour from Jovial and whole wheat einkorn flour from Jovial or that I mill myself with my Nutrimill. I prefer Einkorn in our home due to the health benefits and how easy it is to work with.

How to Get a Soft and Fluffy Muffin

Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins

There are a few tricks to getting a light and fluffy muffin- do not over mix or over bake. Both of these will create a denser muffin. I also used all purpose einkorn rather than whole wheat. Naturally this will create a lighter baked good but whole wheat would also be delicious!

Flavor Ideas

These cinnamon sugar einkorn muffins are simple, which means they can be modified to make even more delicious flavors. Add in blueberries, banana, nuts, dried fruit, anything goes! Other ideas that would be great in these muffins:

  • Orange zest and dried cranberries
  • Oats and blueberries
  • Banana and walnuts
  • Cream cheese glaze
  • Pumpkin
  • Apples

How to Store

I recommend keeping in a glass container or covered with foil, plastic wrap or a beeswax wrapper. If you need to keep for more than a day or two, I would suggest freezing. Just sit out to thaw for a little bit before eating or even reheat in the oven on a low heat. 

Tips

  • Keep it simple as a light and healthy snack by lightly dusting with cinnamon and sugar on top. For a more indulgent treat, make a simple streusel and layer on before baking.
  • Don’t underfill each muffin tin. Fill to about ¾ full. 
  • Add fruit as you please or leave as is. 
  • You can sub the einkorn flour for regular all purpose but note that einkorn behaves differently than other flours. You will likely need more liquid/less flour and will have to work based on how it looks.
  • You can also sub the milk for a dairy free option. It might alter the taste some but should still be delicious!

Tools

Muffin Pan
Mixing Bowl
Spatula
Muffin Liners
Measuring Cups and Spoons

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup milk
5 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups of einkorn flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ tablespoon baking powder

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins

First, whisk 2 eggs until fluffy. Add maple syrup and vanilla and combine. 

In another large bowl mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

Next, sift the flour mixture into the egg mixture and fold in until smooth. 

Fold in milk

Fold in melted butter

Lastly, fill oiled (I use coconut oil) muffin tins ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix or streusel. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 8 muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins

cinnamon sugar einkorn muffins

Simple with healthy ingredients but delicious no less, these Cinnamon Sugar Einkorn Muffins are perfect any time of day. Spicy, cinnamon flavor with a sweet touch of cinnamon sugar on top, these are sure to be a hit. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups of einkorn flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ tablespoon baking powder

Instructions

First, whisk 2 eggs until fluffy. Add maple syrup and vanilla and combine.

In another large bowl mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

Next, sift the flour mixture into the egg mixture and fold in until smooth. 

Fold in milk

Fold in melted butter

Lastly, fill oiled (I use coconut oil) muffin tins ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix or streusel. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

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