Oct 12, 2010

Cinnamon & Sugar Donut {Mini} Muffins

Well, that title's a mouthful!

I discovered
this recipe while searching for a Snickerdoodle cupcake recipe. As soon as I saw these, I knew I had to have them. Right then. Luckily it was still morning! (Not that the time of day would have stopped me.) In fact, James woke up to these freshly baked little joys.

While these are definitely muffin in shape, they take on a clear donut taste and texture. Dipping these in melted butter and then cinnamon & sugar took them to a delicious level because they were pretty good without that extra step! The extra step is most definitely worth it, though! These came together in such a snap that it was no problem to quickly coat these. I did not roll the entire muffin in the mixture, just the tops, but you could certainly roll the whole thing! I am making these again soon - definitely something to keep in mind with the holiday's approaching and company visiting!

Cinnamon & Sugar Donut {Mini} Muffins
Adapted from TidyMom

Ingredients
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 vegetable oil or applesauce
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

Topping
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. Combine, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, and set aside. Mix oil, sugar, egg and milk, then added dry ingredients, mix just until blended.
For standard size muffins: Spray muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray and fill each cup 1/2 full. Bake for 15-20 min. (8-12 muffins)
For mini muffins: Spray mini muffin pans with no-stick cooking spray and fill each cup 1/2 full. Bake for 10-12 min. (18-24 muffins)
3. While muffins are baking melt butter in one bowl. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon in another bowl.
4. Remove muffins from oven, let cool for just a minute or two, remove from pan and place them on a platter.
5. Dip each muffin top in the melted butter then roll in cinnamon and sugar.

Let cool or serve warm.


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