How To: Simply posted this recipe for doughnut muffins on 8/3. I thought it was posted before that, but maybe it just felt like a long time because I couldn’t wait to make them as soon as I saw it!
But… I don’t know. Maybe I did something wrong. They just weren’t what I was expecting.
They’re very pretty… but here are my honest thoughts on them:
When I heard “doughnut muffins” I was expecting almost a glazed doughnut consistency, maybe something like what you’d get at Krispy Kreme. I don’t know why, but that’s what I had stuck in my head and that’s what I was thinking they were going to be. I won’t make them again to satisfy a doughnut craving, but I do think they would be perfect for a ‘Christmas morning’ dish. They have that wonderful, warm comfort feeling that makes you want to curl up by a fire with a cup of hot chocolate and read a good book.
Also, when I make them again, I think I will just sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the muffins. It was a bit heavy on the coating for my personal tastes. Plus, once you have done a few of them the sugar coating starts to clump from the butter, so you end up with some sugar clumps on your muffins.
But with a sprinkled on topping and a new name (something like, say, Cinnamon Sugar Muffins) then I think these would be a hit.
Ingredients for the muffins:
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
Ingredients for the coating:
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees & grease a muffin tin.
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- Combine the oil, sugar, egg and milk in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients and stir only enough to combine.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. While they are baking, prepare your coating:
- Melt the butter in a small bowl
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl.
- Shake the muffins out of the tin while they are still hot.
- Dip in the melted butter and then into the sugar mixture.
- Place on a wire rack and let cool.