Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have been making this recipe since I was first married. It comes from a Better Homes cookbook and it is one of our favorites.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift 1 1/2°C flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Mix egg and milk.
  4. Add all at once to flour mixture.
  5. Stir just until moistened.
  6. Combine brown sugar, nuts, 1 T.
  7. flour, cinnamon and butter.
  8. Place half of the batter in greased or paper lined muffin pans.
  9. Sprinkle nut mixture evenly over each one.
  10. Top with remaining batter.
  11. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I wanted something that looked fancy, yet was easy to assemble to take as a gift for some friends. This fit the bill perfectly. As they opened the container they were impressed by the looks and they tasted just as delicious. I did as another reviewer did and used 1 tbsp of batter on the bottom, 1 tsp of the sugar/nut mixture in the middle and another 1 tbsp on the top. I then sprinkled the remaining sugar/nut mixture over the top. I ended up with only 8 muffins though. I also used butter instead of shortening. Thanks for the recipe!

Roxanne J.R. January 04, 2010

These muffins are really, really yummy! I made a minor adjustment to the batter mix. I added about 1/4 cup more sugar to flour sugar mix. I also added 1 teaspoon vanilla. I made for a reception for a special Sunday morning at church. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Tami B

tamiburkhart September 17, 2013

By the recipe it is good, but a bit bland as others have pointed out. So I added 1tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp of almond extract. Then they turned out yummy. The batter does not make a lot though. I got 7 regular "coffee shop" sized muffins. To get the 12 they suggest, they would have to be pretty tiny muffins. It is 5 stars with the vanilla and almond added in and only 4 stars by itself. I will make these again though with the changes as they are yummy now!

mamalove22 October 03, 2011