French Toast Muffins with Maple Syrup Buttercream

What is better than taking a breakfast item that is relatively low in sugar and add a plop of butter and sugar on top? Nothing! I found this French Toast Muffin recipe from Sprinkle Bakes and it looked delicious as is. But I am not a huge muffin fan if there isn’t crumb topping, a cream cheese filling, or loaded with blueberries and chocolate chips. So I decided to make these with a maple syrup buttercream on top, afterall, you do eat french toast with maple syrup.

French Toast Muffins

Yield:  12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Maple syrup for brushing

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line cupcake pan with papers, set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and pinch of salt in a large bowl and set aside.  In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and melted butter.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture.  Stir until just incorporated.  Do not over-mix or batter will deflate!
  4. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.  Bake for 10-15 minutes, (check at 10 minutes). Muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Brush tops of muffin with maple syrup when still warm. Allow to cool completely before frosting with the maple syrup buttercream. 

 

Click to Print French Toast Muffin Recipe

Now they are ready for the Maple Syrup Buttercream. I got adapted this recipe from Baking Bites.

Maple Syrup Buttercream

Yield:  for 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

  1. Beat butter on medium speed for two minutes. Slowly add sugar and maple syrup (I may have added more maple syrup than 3 Tbsp for more taste).
  2. Add milk until desired consistency is met.

Click to Print Maple Syrup Buttercream Recipe

I did a rose piping on the tops of the cupcake. Bella Cupcakes has a great tutorial for this. It’s so easy and looks pretty too!

 

Yummy yum yum…

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