April 6, 2012

Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts

I've seen this recipe for muffins that taste like doughnuts on several blogs, always with a glowing recommendation. I finally decided to try them, and, wouldn't you know it, they do resemble doughnuts. My husband even ate one and said, "These are really good. They taste like doughnuts." No kidding.

I think the secret to the flavor connection is the nutmeg in the batter which I'm fairly certain is common in cake doughnuts.

Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts
adapted from lemanada on Tasty Kitchen

1 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c. oil
3/4 c. white sugar
1 whole egg
3/4 c. milk

1/4 c. butter
1/3 c. white sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine. Spoon into well-greased muffin tins (silicone pans work well).

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl. Combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in another bowl.

Shake muffins out while still hot. Dip muffins in butter, then into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Let cool.


Suzanne said...

This one I may be able to do.

just me said...

Has your little bun left the oven yet? ;0)


Christy said...

Congrats on your little girl! Hope we see pictures soon!