I really try to make a special breakfast on Sunday morning -- something that is a treat for my family like Cinnamon Buns or Bun Bread or Scones. Usually I start the night before -- at least when I am making dough -- so that minimal effort is required on Sunday morning. Of course, that doesn't always happen. Recently I woke up on Sunday morning and realized I had failed to start dough the night before, but I remembered the recipe for these little muffins on my list of recipes to try and decided to give them a whirl.
These are yummy little gems and they really do taste like an old-fashioned donut. While old-fashioned is not my kids' favorite flavor (they actually all have their own favorite flavor), this plate of muffins disappeared in absolutely no time. Note to self: double the recipe next time.
The recipe came from Cheat Day Cafe and I made them exactly as written. There really were no specific directions for dunking the baked donuts in cinnamon sugar so I only dunked the tops. If you would like to dunk the entire muffin you'll need more butter and cinnamon sugar. I did rewrite the recipe just a tad for clarity.
Muffins that Taste Like Donuts
1¾ cup flour
1½ t. baking powder
½ t. salt
½ t. nutmeg
½ t. cinnamon
⅓ cups oil
¾ cups sugar
¾ cups milk
¼ cups butter
⅓ cups sugar
1 T. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease 12 muffin tin cups.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.
Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl. Combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in another bowl.
Remove muffins from tins while still hot. Dip muffins in butter, then into the sugar/cinnamon mix.
Source: modified from Cheat Day Cafe