Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins


Although, I try not and eat donuts (bad, bad), I still have never met one I haven't liked. Glazed, sugar, powdered sugar, long john, pudding filled - they are all delightful in my book.

But, like I said, I try not and eat them, as I know they are empty calories and I'd stay full much longer on a breakfast of oatmeal, whole wheat toast and juice.

Tonight I broke that rule.

I've been eyeing this recipe for awhile now, and after making these and realizing just how simple they are, I'm not quite sure why I just "looked" at this recipe for so long.

And technically, the recipe says its a "muffin" which in my book, is a tad healthier than a donut right?

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 c. oil
3/4 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
2 T. butter, melted
1/2 c. sugar + 1 t. cinnamon, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat sugar and egg until light in color. Add dry ingredients and stir. Pour in oil, milk and vanilla, stir to combine.

In a sprayed muffin tin, fill 3/4 full. Bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. While still warm, roll muffin in butter and then in cinnamon/sugar mixture. Allow to cool on a wire rack or eat warm.

These will literally melt in your mouth.

And you might end up eating two.

Like me.

Can I just say on a side note, it is snowing like a ban-gee out there right now. One week after temps are above normal and all the snow from the last storm melted. Here we go again. I'm ready for spring! Anyone else?

11 comments:

  1. Ummm, yep ... I am definitely ready for spring!!

    Those muffins sound sinfully delicious - I love me a sugar donut!

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  2. YUM!! This sounds so good lovin muffins right now:)

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  3. These look delish!!!

    And funny what you said about muffin = slightly healthier than donuts....most "eat this not that" things say to get the donut instead cause even the frosted ones are less fat/calories than the huge sized muffins most bakeries carry. Just fyi.

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  4. your killing me...I'll take 10 bites please

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  5. Ohh these look scrumptious!! And I agree - I'm so over this weather. It's almost March, enough with the snow.

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  6. Those look really good Ally - and I would consider them a muffin too - it just sounds healthier! It's snowing here today too - although rain and temps in the 40's luckily it won't last very long!

    My daughters birthday is March 7 - and this year she'll be 19 (where the hell did that time go?!) but I've had birthday parties where I've had to shovel 6 inches of snow, and some where I've had water balloons because its been so warm!

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  7. I've made these! They were delish! You've reminded me to make them again!

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  8. These look great! I've not had much luck making donuts but can bang out a muffin!

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  9. Ohh these look scrumptious!! And I agree - I'm so over this weather. It's almost March, enough with the snow.

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  10. Ummm, yep ... I am definitely ready for spring!!

    Those muffins sound sinfully delicious - I love me a sugar donut!

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  11. These look amazing!! I stumbled onto your blog from The Slow Roasted Italian and I am loving it.

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