Monday, September 20, 2010

Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

It’s no secret that I love sweets: ice-cream, cakes, cookies, pies, you name it, I like it. Yet despite my infatuation with all things sticky and gooey, I’ve never been over the moon, crazy about donuts. I know, who knew right? Months ago I came upon a recipe for muffins that taste like donuts. I'd never heard of anyone making a donut/muffin before. Anyways, I saved the recipe just in case I ever found myself in a situation that called for donut/muffins. Then yesterday night I was out with my friend M who said that she recently feasted on a donut/muffin and loved it. I listened intently as she effusively described the deliciousness of the butter and cinnamon-sugar coated pastry. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Could this muffin, that taste like a donut, be real? If so, then how come everyone but me seems to know about it?

This afternoon I made the elusive Donut Muffin and it tasted just like a donut. . . er, I mean, a muffin. I used a very simple recipe that took no time at all. There are fancier recipes out there if you're craving something less pedestrian, but I guarantee you that this recipe is pretty darn good as it is. Anyways, here’s the recipe if you don’t believe me.

Donut Muffins
Recipe from: Pioneer Woman Cooks Tasty Kitchen


1-¾ cup Flour
1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoons Nutmeg
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
⅓ cups Oil
¾ cups White Sugar
1 whole Egg
¾ cups Milk


¼ cups Butter
⅓ cups White Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Then in a separate bowl combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir only to combine. 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 {or paper bag as I did}. Roll the warm muffins in the warm butter then shake, one by one, in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Let cool on a wire rack.

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