What are your family recipes? You know, those traditions passed down from generation to generation? The one’s that no matter how often people ask for, you just simply can’t bear to give up. Perhaps some came from your family line. Others may have come from a spouse or in-law. Or maybe you yourself added a few of your own from websites, cookbooks, or recipe magazines. Wherever they may have originated from, it’s these family recipes that make up the baking glue of our family kitchens.

Today’s recipe is one of those traditions in my family. When I first met my wife, one of the amazing things I was introduced to was my wonderful mother-in-law’s fabulous French Breakfast Puffs! Moist, delicious, and covered in sweet, sugary goodness, bite after bite was an over-the-top flavor roller coaster in my mouth! Every year since then, as the Holiday’s roll around, so do her mouth watering breakfast puffs!

While nothing can beat her traditional recipe, I thought, with October upon us, perhaps we could give these puffs an autumn twist. How, you ask? With that drink we all come to love this time of year, apple cider! Just a splash of this refreshing, apple crisp drink and you’ve got the perfect breakfast, afternoon snack, fall-time dessert, or late-night guilty pleasure! Believe me, you’re going to look for excuses to make, and enjoy, these puffs! Get ready, it’s time for Apple Cider Breakfast Puffs!

3/4 cup Apple Cider
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg

7 Tbsp Butter, melted
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In a medium bowl, whisk together apple cider, egg, and vanilla.


In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and whisk together.


Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix together until a smooth batter forms.


Taking a greased muffin pan, fill each muffin cup with batter, about half-way full.


Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.


While puffs are baking, prepare toppings by melting butter in one bowl and mixing cinnamon and sugar in a separate bowl.


Once puffs are done baking, and while they are still a little warm, dip each puff in the melted butter, soaking every part of it.


Roll buttered puff in cinnamon/sugar mix until the whole thing is completely coated.


Place on a wire rack and allow to cool.


These puffs are what every family tradition is made of! The delicious taste of the baked-up puff hits your taste buds like troops storming a beach. The sweet taste of apple cider, with the subtle taste of nutmeg, give this treat the perfect fall flavors you’ve been craving. The outside layer of butter and cinnamon/sugar give a smooth, soft texture with just the right amount of sweetness. One bite, and you won’t be able to walk away!


Yes, we all love family recipes. And with puffs like these, it’s obvious why!