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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mini Donut Muffins

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10 Reasons You Should Make These:

1. You want to bake, but you're out of eggs.

2. The donut shop is closed.

3. You love all things mini!!

4. You don't feel like getting out your Kitchen-aid mixer.

6. They are dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar. Need I say more?

7. Unexpected company is dropping by in 20 minutes and you have nothing to serve them.

8. You've given up fried foods, and you miss donuts most of all.

9. You own a mini muffin tin, but hate muffins.

10. Did I mention they're dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar?
It should come as no surprise that these were a huge hit. The batch of 24 didn't make it through the evening. To be fair, there were six of us chowing down...I promise Ryan and I didn't each eat a dozen! They are hard to resist, though, and pretty darn easy to pop into your mouth. The best part of all? They seriously taste like donuts! I shouted in excitement when my friend said 'hey these taste like donuts', before I told her what they were. I don't know what it is, but something about the texture and the taste is just spot-on. These come together so easily (too easily!) and with minimal ingredients, making them just the thing you need next time that donut craving strikes! 

Two Years Ago: Whole Wheat Bread

Mini Donut Muffins

-1/2 cup white sugar
-1/4 cup butter, melted
-3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
-1/2 cup milk
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 cup all-purpose flour

for the topping-
-1/4 cup butter, melted
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter (1/4 cup), 1/2 cup sugar, and nutmeg. Stir in milk, baking powder, and flour, mixing just until combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden. While muffins are baking, mix 1/4 cup melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
4. Allow muffins to cool for a few minutes before dipping each in the butter mixture before rolling around in the cinnamon sugar mixture.