Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Donut Muffins

I have seen these little bits of deliciousness on some other sites recently and knew I just had to try them for myself. Oh are they good!!!! I made 24 bits size mini muffins but next I will try full size muffins and I'm sure they will also be just as good. It took absolutely no time at all to make these and they are wonderful for someone who is just starting to bake to try. They are extremely simple to make and just about foolproof! I found this recipe on Allrecipes (where I seem to find sooo many good recipes lately!).

We had such nice weather here yesterday. It was 85 degrees and I could definitely get used to that year round. I'm hoping that the weather holds up since we will be celebrating my youngest sons's 12th birthday this Saturday at King's Dominion Amusement Park. It's his favorite place to go and he has been counting the days. We have been celebrating his birthday with friends there for the past 3 years and it has become a tradition. I find it sooo much easier than having a huge birthday party and much less work. And he and his friend enjoy this so much! He claims he is riding all the big coasters this year. Well, we'll see if that holds true. There are only a few rides he hasn't ridden yet but I think he is confident enough to try them this year. Me, I ride the bench....that's my speed!

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup margarine, melted (I used butter)

3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup all purpose flour


1/4 cup margarine, melted (I used butter)

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 24 mini muffin cups.

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.

Bake in preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine and roll in the sugar cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.


Jenn said...

I keep seeing these pop on on people's blogs too....guess it truly is a sign :)
I love amusement parks..what a great way to celebrate turning 12!!

teresa said...

i want to eat the whole plate!

Cassie said...

These look so amazing, Debbie! I have all the ingredients on hand, so it's going to be hard for me to resist making these TONIGHT! :)

I hope you have fun this weekend at the amusement park. I think that's a great tradition -- it's fun for everyone and a lot easier on you!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

85 degrees? Lucky duck! I hope the weather holds for your son's party. Happy birthday to him!

Lovely donut muffins!

Mary said...

Debbie, these really sound delicious. I'd love to have one with my coffee.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This is the most delicious looking muffin ever!

Kerstin said...

85!? Woohoo!

I've seen these too, and have them bookmarked and definitely want to make them too - yours look fabulous!

Lynda said...

This is just the recipe I've been looking for Debbie. I have seen these muffins on other blogs, but haven't tried them yet. thanks for posting these!

Cheryl said...

I have seen those as well and wondered how they were! Good for you! 85 degrees, I am so jealous, we have not passed 60 yet!

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The Blonde Duck said...

If they're mini and you eat the whole pan, it's only half the calories, right? :)