French Breakfast Puffs Served Two Ways

It's been crickets on my little corner of the web lately, but I'm back! Moving and work have kept me busy the past few months, but things have settled down and I'm breaking in our new kitchen with some delicious recipes.

While I was on my blog hiatus, my Pinterest boards began filling up with new recipes I wanted to try. One in particular that caught my eye was a french breakfast pastry recipe I found from the Pioneer Woman. These delicious desserts are light, airy, and just the right amount of sweet. On their own, the breakfast puffs are the perfect blank canvas for spices and flavoring. 

The Pioneer Woman's version was covered in cinnamon sugar, which sounded amazing. But then I was at the grocery and passed by some ripe, juicy strawberries that were screaming strawberry shortcake. I went back and forth a few times before I decided why not make some of both?!

No matter what spices and flavors you accent the puffs with, these treats are sure to tickle your taste buds!

Basic French Breakfast Puff ingredients:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
Basic French Breakfast Puff instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Grease muffin cups
  • Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg
  • In a separate bowl, cream sugar and shortening
  • Mix in eggs
  • Alternate flour mixture and milk in and beat well after adding each
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full
  • Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown
One delicious way to spice up the mini treats is to cover them in tons of cinnamon sugar.

Cinnamon Sugar French Breakfast Puff ingredients
  • 1 recipe of French Breakfast Puffs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar French Breakfast Puff instructions:
  • Start by baking the Basic French Breakfast Puff recipe
  • Let the puffs slightly cool (~5 mins)
  • Melt butter
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar together
  • Dip puffs in melted butter
  • Coat in cinnamon sugar mixture

An equally delicious way to utilize these breakfast puffs is to turn them into strawberry shortcake!

Strawberry Shortcake French Breakfast Puff ingredients:
  • 1 recipe of French Breakfast puffs
  • 2 (16 oz) containers of strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped topping

Strawberry Shortcake French Breakfast Puff instructions:
  • Hull and quarter the strawberries
  • Mix the strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • Bake the Basic French Breakfast Puff recipe
  • Let the puffs completely cool
  • Split the puffs and top with strawberry mixture and whipped topping

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