Amish Breakfast Puffs


Amish Breakfast Puffs


Amish Breakfast Puffs

Whether you are looking for easy breakfast recipes or just love Amish recipes, this simple muffin is sure to please. When they're done baking, pour melted butter over the tops and roll them in cinnamon sugar. I recommend serving these Amish Breakfast Puffs with butter and jam, and eat them alongside your coffee for a delightful breakfast treat. These puffs are sweet, so you could also eat them for dessert. Whenever you make them, you are sure to be delighted with this old-fashioned recipe.


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Yields10 Puffs

Cooking Time20 min


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace seasoning
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and mace.
  3. In another mixing bowl, beat together ½ cup sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to egg mixture, beating on low after each addition, just until combined.
  5. Fill 10-12 greased muffin cups ⅔ full with batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done.
  6. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, place the melted butter. In another shallow bowl, combine the remaining ½ cup sugar and cinnamon.
  7. When the puffs are done, remove from cups and, while still hot, roll the tops in melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar.
  8. Serve immediately, either plain or with butter and jelly, if desired.

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I'm familiar with the mace from a nutmeg because nutmegs grow abundantly where I live. I had no idea mace could be used for baking though. It smells really nice. These Amish recipes are quite simple yet amazing. They usually combine something old with something new for overall delicious flavor.

I've never made these before, and after reading the recipe and comments, I definitely want to try baking these. They look yummy and I can easily see having a couple with a nice cup of tea and some strawberry or apricot jam. I don't think I've ever used mace in a recipe before so I think I'd opt for the substitutions other commenters have mentioned.

These look delicious! Breakfast is hard in our house with kids who never seem to want to take the time to eat. I am wondering if these can be made ahead and if they freeze well? Also, I've made the Amish Friendship Bread before-is this recipe similar in taste? The kids do eat that right up. I like the suggestion of using cinnamon instead of the mace.

Sorry, but, What is mace? what other thing I can use to sustitute it?

It's derived from nutmeg, so if you wanted to simply substitute a bit of ground nutmeg, that should suffice. You could also sub allspice or cinnamon for a similar flavor. Hope that helps! -Editor, RecipeLion

I don't usually use mace. I find that cardamom substitutes very well and tastes just so much better. So I'll be making these as soon as the oven will preheat.

Could you substatute nutmeg for the mace?I don't have any mace and really don't wanna go too the store just for that.


I love these. I'm 60 and when I was in high school we made these in Home Ec. They were called French breakfast puffs then. Same recipe. I think sometimes they just put Amish in front of a recipe and pass it off as Amish..but that aside..they are great!

I think for a breakfast to start the day, these aren't very healthy, you may as well eat a piece of cake. I think they would serve better as a dessert.

You're probably right but look at it this way, if you're going to eat something sweet and not so healthy, breakfast would be the perfect time. Then you have the rest of the day to work it off.

Can't wait to try these.

very,very good recipe and easy to make

I poured the batter evenly in all 12 cups of the pan to give a smaller, flatter portion. I serve this as a cake doughnut rather than a puff or muffin as the original recipe suggests.

do you get mace with the spices in your supermarket???

yes, it's in the spice aisle :)

Good recipe, love it!

These were tasty but I found them a little heavy and the batter seemed too thick for muffins.

I agree. I would compare these to a cake doughnut quality rather than a muffin. Tastes much better after it cooled than warm.

What is mace?

Hello Tikatakawitha, Mace is a type of seasoning that comes from the same source as nutmeg. See the suggestions below on how you might substitute that. Thanks!

sonybug, nutmeg is a little stronger in taste so 1/8th of a ts is plenty

Can self-rising flour be used and omit the baking powder?

I made this recipe, absolutely delicious.

sonybug, you could use nutmeg instead of mace.

can you use another spice instead of mace?


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