Monday, February 13, 2012

Donut Muffins

This past weekend I was invited to enjoy brunch at my friend's house before we went on a Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl. I wanted to think of something cute to bring (in addition to the Prosecco for mimosas) and I came across this pin on Pinterest:

I figured that this would be the perfect carby thing to eat before a bar crawl.

I was also excited to try this recipe because it finally gave me the opportunity to try this flex edge beater that Grace gave me for Christmas. It’s supposed to scrape the edges of the bowl so you don’t have to stop every so often and use a spatula.

I started by making the batter as directed.

See how the new KitchenAid attachment scraped the sides? It definitely made mixing the batter easier.

Then I went ahead and filled the muffin pan up 2/3 of the way.

Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.

Once the muffins are cool, you can spread some melted butter on them and cover in sugar. Before I started this recipe, I read the comments on Macandcheese and a few people suggested to put some cinnamon into the sugar coating. I followed the advice and I think it added a little something.

The Verdict: Did they taste like donuts? Not really. But, they tasted alright. Personally, I thought they were a bit dry. Without the sugar coating, they would taste awful. Everyone at the brunch seemed to enjoy them. I don’t really eat fruit but my friends paired them with strawberries and said that the combination of the two was awesome! Also, they were super easy to make.

Things to Note/Consider: I would definitely follow the comments and add cinnamon to the sugar coating. Make sure you put the sugar coating on no more then a few hours before serving or else the sugar crusts up. Also, this recipe only makes 10 muffins. So if you’re having a large gathering, you’ll have to double it up. 

As a side note, my friends nicknamed these muffnuts and I thought that was hilarious.

Donut Muffins
adapted from Mac and Cheese Review

3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


2 tablespoons butter, melted (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
  • Lightly grease a muffin tin with vegetable oil or spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color. Add vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla to sugar mixture and combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Then pour into liquid mixture and stir to combine.
  • Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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