Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

So, I was in the mood to bake something for breakfast this morning... I have had this recipe bookmarked since my eyes first saw it! The title is enough to make us all want them isn't it? But then, you read thru the recipe and realize that these scrumptious little bites of yum are dipped in melted butter (okay, maybe I soaked a couple) and then they are coated in cinnamon sugar! Cinnamon toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods so that makes these even more tempting, if that's even possible. Muffins are also something that work well for daycare kids.. hand foods that make them think they're getting away without using their table manners:-) And besides, with muffins, they are easily made into "bite-size" mini muffins! Simply use a mini muffin pan instead of a regular muffin pan! Out of 3 Big critics and 6 little ones, I heard no complaints....and they're gone!

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Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

original recipe found at Tasty Kitchen

adapted by fromcupboardtocupboard

1 3/4 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup oil

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin (12 large or 36 mini) and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon is a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Beat until just mixed. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Put batter in greased tin(s)...not quite filling them. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. While muffins are baking, melt butter in microwave and mix cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and set aside. After removing muffins from oven, immediately turn them out onto cooling rack. Dip in melted butter (or soak)... then coat with cinnamon sugar. Eat! Enjoy!!


Happy Cooking!



  1. I seen these on Tasty Kitchen and I did try the similar ones that The Pioneer Woman did in her cook book. I liked them but thought they were a little too sweet. I think next time I'll just dip the tops.

  2. yeah... I dipped the top of about half of them... but no one here complained they were too sweet. And the kids even ate them not dipped at all..

  3. Holy deliciousness!!! I think I'll make these for breakfast tomorrow! YUM!

  4. I saw these too! They sound delicious!

  5. These are the best!!! I'll be making these alot. I'm going to add Craisins next time. Love your blog!

  6. Ok so it took me more than a month to make them but I'm making them as I type :) They're in the oven. They came together really simply, something that's very important first thing in the am :) I'll comment back w/ a link to my blog post of them when I write it up. I can tell already that they're gonna be GOOD!!

  7. Hello :) here's the link to the muffins, they were amazing!! We all enjoyed them and plan on making them again soon. Thanks for the yummy recipe. Here's a link to my post about them :)


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