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Halloween French Puffs

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Who said you can’t celebrate Halloween even at breakfast time. These french puffs are delicatable and super easy to make ahead of time. Stash them in a container for the freezer and pop them out on Halloween or thanksgiving morning for a yummy, buttery and sugary treat for the kids. It is a special day after all!

A French Puff is sort of a cross between a donut and a muffin. Now, these are nice little muffins on their own, if you like simple little breakfast muffins. But let’s not stop there- with a donut like interior and a muffin exterior nothing is more heavenly then rolling these babies around in a concoction of butter, cinnamon and sugar- they are out of this world amazing- slightly sinful. Are you getting excited yet?

There is nothing fried about this babies and the rule is that since they are so small and tiny you must at least have 3 to start off with – after all its okay to indulge in amazing desserts every once in a while especially when those desserts are homemade. So much better for you than any store-bought pancakes, granola, pop-tarts or breakfast cereal (ok- except for the “healthy” kind like fiber one or something).

Since Halloween is the theme today I thought adding orange and black sprinkles to the rolling mixture would be fun and festive. Grant decided he wanted to help me and with my dirty hands I grabbed the camera to take a pic real fast. Sorry for the blurriness. For Christmas you could always do red and green ( bet you would have never thought of that huh! LOL)

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Halloween French Puffs

Ingredients: (recipe from Sisteroo)

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cups Shortening
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk

Rolling Mixture:

2 sticks butter

6 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin spice

3 cups sugar

sprinkles of your choice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease your muffin pans or use paper muffin cups for easy clean-up. Please consider doing all of these puffs in a mini muffin pan—they taste so much better small and look waay cuter.

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside. In a different bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and shortening. Then add eggs and mix again.  Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden (minis will cook faster). In a bowl, melt 2 ½ sticks butter. In a separate bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dip hot baked muffins in butter coating thoroughly then coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

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52 Comments

  1. lena

    i want these!! just love it when you mentioned a cross betweeen donuts and muffins. would really like to try these one day..! Happy HALLOOOOWEEN!!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  2. Joanne

    If ever you’re going to eat dessert for breakfast, Halloween is the day to do it! I think cinnamon sugar is the stuff dreams are made of…these French puffs look delicious!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  3. Linda

    OMG!! These are amazing!! Now you know I’m not a huge sugary dessert person, but I’d even eat these for breakfast!! I do believe there are certain times when we can splurge!! Have a happy, safe Halloween!!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  4. yummychunklet

    Fun! I love mini anything and the Halloween sprinkles look so cute!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  5. lindsay

    yum!! i wish i could have some of those for breakfast right now! look at your cute little man!!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  6. Shawn

    Those look delicious! Your helper is pretty darn cute too 🙂

    31 . Oct . 2011
  7. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    Those look so good and I love the Halloween sprinkles. And OMG at your son! Cutie pie! 🙂

    31 . Oct . 2011
  8. Erica

    They sound awesome. I think theyd be a perfect black friday treat

    31 . Oct . 2011
  9. sportsglutton

    I’ll never turn down anything that is either a donut or a cross with a donut. These incredibly look fun and tasty.

    31 . Oct . 2011
  10. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Such a great idea to add the sprinkles! I’ll have to give these a try. Love the idea of freezing them. I think it’s impossible to be a food blogger and not have a dirty camera.

    31 . Oct . 2011
  11. Greg

    Now those are just too cool. They look awesome.

    31 . Oct . 2011
  12. Three-Cookies

    They look delicious. I don’t think they will ever make it to the freezer, and in case they do, it will be for a very short stay:)

    31 . Oct . 2011
  13. Kelli

    Oh wow girl…Grant has grown he is so precious he has grown out of that toddler look and looks like a little handsome man!
    These sound and look amazing and fun for kids to help also. Girl you are just the milk in my coffee this morning! I dont know what I would do without you girl. Have a great week!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  14. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

    Oh man, these look great! Love the Halloween sprinkles! And how cute is your kiddo? Love all that blonde hair!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  15. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    These just look mouth watering!! What a great way to start off the morning! I agree love that beautiful blonde hair!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  16. Collette Osuna

    They look awesome, and not toomuch to them to make…..its the little ones ya gotta watch out for, lol…you end up eating tons more cuz they are so darn cute!!
    Happy Halloween:)

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

    31 . Oct . 2011
  17. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Happy Halloween!
    Grant and those French Puffs are so adorable!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  18. Alli

    My kids love these. We take these to the beach with hot apple cider to watch daddy surf. I love your Halloween twist. I wish I had thought of that. Drats!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  19. Candy

    I made French Puffs recently and they are ridiculously good! I love the fun addition of colored sprinkles!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  20. Marina @ Yummy Mummy

    Those are so cute! And look delicious!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  21. erica

    Oh my! Dont these just look heavenly! I must make them!

    xo

    31 . Oct . 2011
  22. val

    I’am all over this recipe!!! YUMMMMMMMM

    31 . Oct . 2011
  23. Sonia

    Happpppy Halloweeen to you. Hope enjoying the festival with full spirit with ur smart boy. The french puffs are looking superb……. !!!!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  24. Tabitha

    Fun! Fun! Fun!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  25. Veronica's Kitchen

    Wow! I only think of sweet and chocolate for Halloween. The french puffs are delicious to have for breakfast to start the celebration. If I make that for thanksgiving, should I use orange and yellow for the theme too?

    31 . Oct . 2011
  26. Shea

    These look like something I would start eating and not be able to stop! I love the addition of the orange and black sprinkles too!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  27. Candace

    Omygoodness! These looks fantastic. All I would need would be a cold glass of milk. yum!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  28. Rhonda

    What a great idea. My kids and I would live these

    31 . Oct . 2011
  29. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    Looks really yummy! I like the colored sprinkles 🙂

    31 . Oct . 2011
  30. Stefanie

    Love the touch of Halloween!! These sound so good! A twist of muffins and donuts sounds like heaven! 🙂

    31 . Oct . 2011
  31. Tamara Nicole

    Hey hun,hope things are well! This recipe looks and sounds amazing, making me hungry:-)

    Pssst I am letting all of my google followers know that I changed my domain to http://www.stylesoftamaranicole.blogspot.com. Please update your reader if needed 🙂 Thanks hun!!!

    31 . Oct . 2011
  32. Laural @ Being Healthier

    omg … these look fantastic AND simple ingredients…well shortening isn’t simple.. but… 🙂

    ah legal eating season – I love/hate it.

    01 . Nov . 2011
  33. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    What a fun recipe! Your little one is too cute too.
    🙂 Mandy

    01 . Nov . 2011
  34. Cooking gallery

    These look super delicious! They sort of remind me of muffin-shaped donuts :)!

    01 . Nov . 2011
  35. Carey

    These look DIVINE! and I alsways love seeing a pic of Grant! Miss yall bunches!!! We’ll be there visiting all FOUR of you in no time 🙂

    01 . Nov . 2011
  36. 2 Sisters Recipes

    Great Idea Jessica! They look so light too! I will make these soon! Thanks 🙂

    01 . Nov . 2011
  37. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Yum! These french puffs looks so delish – anytime of the day 🙂 I love puffs in general, especially cream puffs 😀

    01 . Nov . 2011
  38. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    These puffs got enough sugar to boost my morning. And no sugar coffee will balance the sugar intake…and I’m all set. I try to lose some weight from today by eating less…but by looking at pictures, I’m not so sure if I can make it till lunch time. Haha. I’m easily tempted by delicious food….

    01 . Nov . 2011
  39. Phyllis

    Oh, my, these look so good! What a treat!

    01 . Nov . 2011
  40. Liz

    Oooh, I love French puffs…and your Halloween take on them looks delicious!

    01 . Nov . 2011
  41. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

    Who can resist those cute little puffs? They look adorable!

    01 . Nov . 2011
  42. Caroline

    Grant is so adorable…what a great little helper! These puffs sound delicious. I would easily eat the entire batch. 🙂

    01 . Nov . 2011
  43. Mary

    I would definitely get up for these in the morning – delicious and love how you have made them into Halloween treats – lovely pics
    Mary x

    01 . Nov . 2011
  44. Jody Brettkelly

    Oh scrummy – love anything donut-y and with sprinkles. These look divine

    01 . Nov . 2011
  45. rosita vargas

    Realmente hermosos,lucen exquisitos,se ven divinos con un rico té,abrazps grandes hugs,hugs.

    01 . Nov . 2011
  46. Kristy

    Oh my gosh Jessica! That first picture…then the descriptions. I don’t know that I’ve ever been so excited to try a muffin before – truly! I LOVE the sprinkles (happen to have a million of those on hand too). And your son looks like he’s on his way to being an expert in the kitchen. 🙂 Too cute! I hope you had a great Halloween!

    01 . Nov . 2011
  47. Pure Complex

    These french puffs look so delicious.. it definitely was a bad idea to come to your blog hungry lol. I see me making french puffs in my future very soon

    02 . Nov . 2011
  48. vianney

    love these french puffs, love the idea for christmas morning!!

    02 . Nov . 2011
  49. Casey

    One of these, greeting me, each morning, would be a perfect start to the day.

    03 . Nov . 2011
  50. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Oh wow… He’s getting so BIG Jessica!!

    03 . Nov . 2011
  51. Tamara Nicole

    Ummmmm yum! Hope you are doing well dear! 🙂

    27 . Nov . 2011
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