March 18, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Posted in Dessert tagged , , , at 5:05 pm by realityishealthy

Today is my last day with my family, before I fly back to my city again. I decided to go out with a bang and make something super yummy, that I have seen a lot of people rave about, but have never tried it myself. There are two big reasons I wanted to make this.

First, I never bake at home in my own apartment. I never bought a hand mixer, mixing bowls, or anything of the sort. I don’t even own a whisk for crying out loud. I always figured that if I never bought that stuff, I wouldn’t bake, and I wouldn’t eat stuff I didn’t need. That’s totally true, and I’m going to keep not buying baking stuff so that it keeps being true. But every once in awhile, I get this urge to bake. Its fun and relaxing, and I love seeing the end result. So visiting my family here has given me the chance to fill up on my baking requirements before I return to my world of no baking.

Second, Norway is a super weird country. Its nothing like the US at all. They have requirements and rules about the nutrition in food that businesses are allowed to sell, so you won’t find donuts in Norway. Well, you’ll find things that look like donuts, but when you take a bite you realize that you were in fact tricked. Sure, you can make donuts in your own home, but like I said, no baking going on in my apartment. Back to the point, I was super happy to find an easy recipe that actually tastes like a sugar donut, except for the part that these aren’t fried and they have the consistency of a muffin. The non-frying part is actually a plus in my book. But anyways, I’ll stop my rant and get on with the recipe. I should also mention that I got this recipe from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen. If you are not already following that blog, I totally recommend it. Its ah-mazing!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

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Ingredients for muffins:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup oil (or melted butter)

3/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

Ingredients for the coating:

1/2 cup melted butter

3/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray. I did the spray thing so that I could coat the entire muffin in cinnamon sugar, and not just the top.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

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In small bowl whisk together oil, sugar, egg and milk.

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Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 22 to 24 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time.

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While the muffins are baking, combine sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Place melted butter in a small bowl. Once baked, shake muffins out immediately and while hot, dip in melted butter, then roll in sugar and cinnamon.

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Personally, I liked them best warm, but they are still tasty cold. When my dad took one bite, he told me get back in the kitchen and make more. Hehe

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