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

Excellent and easy I added the 1 t. vanilla, and 1/2 t. almond. I added pecans to six and made six without for the people that didn't like nuts. I took them to church and they were a huge hit.

Julie Childers December 27, 2015

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 16, 2013