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Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

It’s been a while since I posted a muffin recipe. Last week I saw this post for Muffins that Taste Like Donuts on The Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen blog. Uh oh. I was in trouble. I have actually been craving a donut lately, but haven’t given in to tempation. And now I could satisfy that craving by making muffins!


Oh my were these good! But how could anything baked, dipped in butter, and covered in cinnamon sugar not be good. What’s really nice about the recipe is that you probably have every single one of these ingredients in your kitchen on any given day. There is nothing fancy about them. Just regular pantry baking essentials.


But that’s also potentially a bad thing. Which you already know if you follow me on twitter. Because they’re so easy to make, I’ve made a batch 4 times since I saw the recipe last week. And really that’s all you want to know isn’t it? Are they good! Yes, they are great. The kids loved them, Eric loved them, and obviously I liked them enough to keep making them. So if you haven’t already tried these Donut Muffins, you should give them a go this weekend. I especially love the crunch when you bite into the outer coating.


On a side note, the next time I make this recipe I am going to grind some hard white wheat flour and experiment with using fresh whole wheat flour in place of all purpose. That way I can convince myself they’re at least sort of good for me. P.S. Today is the very last Athenos Feta Friday giveaway! Go check it out. This might be your lucky week!


Muffins that Taste Like Donuts
from lemanda on Tasty Kitchen

for the muffins:

1 3/4 cup All-Purpose 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 White Sugar
1 whole Egg
3/4 cup Milk

for the topping:

1/4 cup Butter
1/3 cup White Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

Grease one standard size muffin pan.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine. Fill standard sized muffin tin with the batter, using a scant 1/4 cup per muffin (I like to use my Pampered Chef Large Cookie Scoop – perfect size & easy!)

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl. Combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in another bowl. Shake muffins out while still hot. Dip muffins in butter, then into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Let cool.

Makes 1 dozen. You might want to double the recipe.

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Sunday 13th of February 2011

In the oven right now.... Smells wonderful in here. I found your site yesterday and am really enjoying the tour so far. I'm always in a rut when it comes to making something, and you seem to have filled in all the blanks for me. Thank you!!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer

Tuesday 11th of January 2011

I love your blue dishes and bowls! Where are they from? Gma..thrift store? Is it Pyrex or something else? You just gave me something else to put on my garage sale/ thrift store list, they are so gorgeous!


Tuesday 11th of January 2011

They are Jadite dishes - I got them on ebay, I believe. Just search "Jadite" and you'll get a lot of results.


Friday 5th of November 2010

Just made them. These are amazing! Next time I'll increase the baking time. I left this first batch in the oven for 19 minutes, but found they were too soft in the middle to "taste like donuts."


Tuesday 12th of October 2010

So yummy. The next time we make them, we'll add some a cut-up apple to them. All the time we were eating them, we wished we thought of apples, when we were mixing them up.


Monday 27th of September 2010

I made these and they are soooo good. :) Wondering if I could use powdered sugar?


Tuesday 28th of September 2010

I have not tried dipping them in powdered sugar, but I'd say it's definitely worth a try. Sure sounds yummy! You could just dip a couple in powdered sugar, taste and if it's good do the rest. If not, do the rest cinnamon sugar.