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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Glazed Doughnut Mini Muffins

Did everyone enjoy their 4th of July?  Ours was very low-key.  With the husband working, I headed with the kids to a friend's house.  The kids ran all day long and us moms held babies and just hung out.  I even left the two older ones there for a sleepover!
So I have been enjoying a bit of....freedom....shall we say.
I'm loving it.

Okay, the holiday is over but lets face it, we're all a bit tired from the fun festivities, but yet still want to indulge a bit.  Right?
These doughnuts are for you!
And these are baked, not fried, which in turn equals healthy.  Ahem....maybe not, but who cares!  Diets can start tomorrow.
I had a little girl sitting on the counter "helping" me with these, so I have confidence that you can make them in your firecracker-too-much-beer-lack-of-sleep hangover.

Let's start baking!
And tell me do you prefer "donut" or "doughnut".  I prefer the latter.  I mean, you can't have a doughnut without "dough" right?

Glazed Doughnut Muffins

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1/2 stick butter, softened
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract
2 2/3 c. flour
1 c. milk

3 T. butter, melted
1 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 T. hot water

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a mini muffin tin.
2.  In a stand mixer combine butter, sugars, applesauce and eggs until creamy.
3.  Add in baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla.
4.  Add in flour and milk, beginning and ending with flour.
5.  Pour 1-2 T. of batter into mini muffins tins.
6.  Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned, do not over bake.  Remove from the tins onto a wire rack to cool.
7.  To make the glaze combine the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and hot water.  Stir to combine.  If too thick add another tablespoon of hot water.  You will want the glaze to be thin.
8.  Take a muffin and dips tops into the glaze, then placing back onto the wire rack to allow to harden.
9.  Makes 48-60 muffins.

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