Buttermilk Cinnamon Puffs

A combination of being busy + lazy has resulted in the fact that I haven’t had the chance to bake anything in weeks. Happily, I chose a fantastic recipe with which to make my triumphant return to the kitchen: Cinnamon Brown Butter Breakfast Puffs from the Smitten Kitchen archives. These were very easy to whip up, in addition to being deliciously moist, chewy, and cinnamon-y. They tasted a lot like doughnuts…ironically much more so than any baked doughnut recipe I’ve made before. And yes, I bought the mini muffin pan just for this recipe. However, I can see it getting a lot of use, as I can now make mini muffins, mini cupcakes…I might just take every recipe that I want to make in the future and convert it to miniature form. These little puffs were just so cute! The only drawback to their petite stature was the fact that I felt completely justified in continuing to pop one after another into my mouth, again and again…until I found the whole batch had magically disappeared. 

Just for scale…see how tiny! Everything is better in miniature.

photos by me

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    My mouth is watering! Even the name of these sound yummy

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  2. These sound absolutely amazing! Pinned the recipe for later πŸ™‚

    xx, jen

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  3. Hunter wrote:

    I've made something similar to these before and they are amazing! I will definitely be making some over spring break!

    Prep on a Budget

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  4. Alex wrote:

    OMG YUM! I don't have enough breakfast recipes… so thanks for adding one to my list!

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  5. These look amazing! Will definitely need to try them, thanks for sharing!
    – Jennifer


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  6. These look so delicious! I love how small they are!

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  7. Okay, now I am very hungry and need to go bake these immediately.

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  8. Holly wrote:

    Oh yum! And how cute and tiny!! πŸ™‚

    Ps, I'm having a little craft giveaway on the blog if you want to come check it out!

    Published 3.27.14 · Reply
  9. Oh wow! These look delicious! I might eat about 20 since they are so tiny but thats okay right?! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    Published 3.29.14 · Reply