The Not-so-Traditional Doughnut.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

You've probably seen these little babies pop up in a couple of posts over the past few weeks. Well, here I present to you one of the most widely used recipes my family can't seem to get enough of: Doughnut Muffins. DUN DUN DUN. As you can see it's not your traditional doughnut, but it tastes so similar that it satisfies that sweet craving for a traditional doughnut I seem to get far too often.  Hence, this is my healthier solution! While the recipe calls for a standard 12-muffin tin, I find making them in a mini-muffin tin works out even nicer. I made these when Kristen visited a few weeks back and served them with cafe con leche for a delicious, not-too-heavy breakfast. Enjoy!!

Gathering all my ingredients to make these babies.

Beating together the butter, sugar, and vegetable oil.

Fresh and hot from the oven!

Topped with cinnamon sugar and ready to eat.

Our scrumptious and not-too-heavy breakfast.

Perfect with a cup of cafe con leche.

Doughnut Muffins

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 to 1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg, to taste
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin. Or line with 24 paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups with non-stick vegetable oil spray; this will ensure that they peel off the muffins nicely.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth. Add the eggs, beating to combine. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.

Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full. Bake the muffins for 13 to 15 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes, or until you can handle them. While they're cooling, melt the butter for the topping (this is easily done in the microwave).

Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Use a pastry brush to paint the top of each muffin with the butter, then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar. Or simply dip the tops of muffins into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon-sugar.

Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight. You can also freeze them and remove them as needed. Enjoy!

Yields: 24 mini muffins


Louise B. said...

Thanks for your comment! And i like your blog. I think i'm going to try to do these muffins! They look goood! But i follow you! :D

The Pantry Drawer said...

THANK YOU! hahah I'm so excited to make these - and it seems all I need are eggs to make that happen! I'm so hungry now...

heylila said...

that sounds sooooo yummy!!!!!!


kirstyb said...

wow they look yummy - i want to try them xxx

Lex said...

These muffins look delicious. I will have to try and make them!

christie said...

they look lovely and so delicious! i must try them sometime! thanks for following - im following you too. xx

Helen said...

Oooh I have never heard of a donut muffin before... can't wait to have a duffin! ;)

Human Sparkler ♥ said...

really love the nails :)

Chaucee said...

Ooo this looks BEYOND delicious and you have perfectly groomed nails! Love the color.

Lynn said...

how interesting, i've never heard of these delish treats! thanks for advising me towards a baking fest this weekend to try it out...looks so good! ♥

Emma and Andrew said...

omg very yummy! If we wernt trying to be on a diet I would deff make them!

Alexandra said...

They look so delicious , too bad everyone is on a diet right now , but I'll probably bookmark the page and make some for Christmas because they'd be great on the dinner for my friends.

alexandra @

minkandcappuccino said...

omg looks so yummy :)

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Meredith said...

i have been wanting to try t his recipe since someone posted it on FB. pretty sure NOW i have to. my hips thanks you!!

katelyn said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Those look amazing.


Glocal Girl said...

Donut muffins?? This has got to be the best post discovery I've made today. Amazing! I will definitely be attempting. Thanks.


Angela said...

Oh my goodness! These may just be the death of me, they look awesome!
Ang xxx

Cookie and Kate said...

YES! I can't wait to make these!

Sabina said...

Yummmm those look delicious. I'm too lazy to make'em myself of course but--damn.

LR said...

WOW- absolutely must try! Thanks for sharing the recipe and stopping by six twelve place. Y'all's blog is adorable!

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