Remember that old commercial for EasySpirit pumps.. where the women were playing basetball in them, and the woman was singing “Looks like a pump, feels like a sneakerrrr..”? Well if you do, then great, you can follow where I’m going with this. If you don’t, well then I just told you… so try and keep up. Google it if you must.
These are donut muffins. So therefore, I compare them to EasySpirit pumps- they look like a muffin, taste like a donut. I was even mentally singing that jingle while I was making them. As soon as I saw them on Bake & Destroy I made a mental note to make them ASAP. I could only imagine how they’d be, cinnamon sugar donuts are my favorite. And these donut muffin hybrids are, in no uncertain terms, ah-maze-ing. Now for some strange reason she got 12 but I got 10. God only knows what the hell I did wrong. I even made 2 batches, and each batch had 10! So anyway… here’s her recipe for donut muffins.
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup milk
Cinnamon Sugar topping:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin pan, don’t use paper liners because you’re going to want to dump these out hot and get started coating them in sugar.
Then, cream the oil, 1/2 cup sugar, and egg in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the creamed mixture, making three additions of flour mix and two of milk. Spoon the batter into the greased muffin tin, about 1/2 full and bake for 20 minutes. Immediately remove muffins from pan when done and roll (or dip) in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon and sugar.
So make these and enjoy them, and have a Happy New Year. They are indeed best warm, but I’ll eat them anywhichway.
(I’m not quite sure why these pictures look pixelated… my camera may be a pizza chit, but you get the idea…)