No this isn’t the golden egg that Jack found when he went up the beanstalk. But, these are the most delicious cinnamon muffins you will ever eat.
A month or so ago we were in Austin visiting our kids. My daughter-in-law and their baby Milo and I went to Sandra Bullock’s new restaurant called, Walton’s Fancy and Staple. It’s a gourmet delicatessen/bakery and cafe offering everything from one-stop floral services, catering, and delicious cuisine2go.
Along with a few other of their baked goods, we tried their Golden Egg Muffins. I have made a French Cinnamon Muffin recipe since the early 70’s that I had gotten from a friend when we lived in Iowa. They had nutmeg in them like this recipe and I always thought they couldn’t be beat until I tried the Golden Egg from Walton’s. So, to my surprise when I came home and googled Golden Egg Muffin recipe I came across this website Confections of a (closet) Master Baker (Gesine Bullock-Prado). It’s Sandra’s sister and she has a video of her Golden Egg Muffin recipe. I tried it and decided it tops my French Cinnamon Muffin Recipe any day. I may change the name to French Golden Egg eventually but for now it is the best, lightest, muffin recipe I’ve ever made.
I made this recipe twice over Thanksgiving weekend. They are the best fresh out of the oven, dipped in warm butter and then cinnamon sugar. I just happen to have a Wilton’s Egg muffin pan that I had bought years ago for Easter egg cakes. If you don’t have this pan, either line muffin pans with muffin papers (then you only dip tops) or spray non-stick pans with cooking spray and then you can dunk tops and bottoms in the butter/sugar mixture.