Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Mini Doughnut Muffins

Mention the word cinnamon, and Jacob is all over it.

Say doughnut, and all three kids come running.

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

1/4 cup butter, melted                                 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.
2. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 10 to 15minutes.
4. While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted butterin a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted butter, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.

I love recipes that the kids can prepare completely by themselves. Jake made these muffins while Alyssa was taking an impromptu nap.








Oh. My. Goodness. These muffins are sooo good! They really do taste just like a cinnamon and sugar doughnut holes! Of course, you can feel free to add less of the cinnamon and sugar part. As you can see, Jake covered every single millimeter with the grainy goodness, and we still had a bit left over afterward. Halfway through the coating process, I noticed that he started using his left hand. What was his reasoning? "So I can lick both hands!"

The best part of these muffins (aside from their deliciousness) is how quickly and easily they can be made. Much different from when we made paczki.

Go ahead and makes these mini doughnut muffins. You will not be disappointed!

We've since made them in our doughnut pan. They are just as delicious!

Linked to Whatcha Making Wednesday.
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  1. Oh, these look so good! My girls would love to make these!

  2. I noticed that you use your disher/cookie dough scooper. Your mom got me one when I got married. . . I LOVE IT. I think of her every time I use it. . .which is at least once every two weeks!

  3. Nikki, they will love them!

    Melodie, that's so cool! I love mine, too. :)

  4. Great job, Jake. You're on your way to being a great chef!!!!!!

  5. What a great recipe! I can't wait to try these :-) I am pinning them.... Thank you for linking up!

  6. These look great! I bet I could make them in our donut baking sheet! (No oil!) Yum!

  7. We made these....several times! Yum! Baked in our special donut cookie sheet! We added lemon juice and zest to one batch...and 2T cocoa to make chocolate! Hmm...chocolate!

  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for letting us know! :) We haven't tried any other variations yet. Guess we should do that soon. :)