sugar donut mini muffins

one thing that i don’t do often is bake sweet things.  i don’t know why.  i just don’t gravitate towards a lot of sweet things.  however, i did buy a mini muffin pan not too long ago.  the first thing i thought of was using it for the monthly birthday breakfast we have at work.  january was assigned to my team and out came the mini muffin pan.  but what to make?  my boss already took the savory egg bake (which was quite yummy and i’m going to have to get his recipe) so corn and cheddar muffins were out.  per the suggestion of Julia, i made sugar donut mini muffins.

you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for rolling

preheat the oven to 350.  lightly grease a muffin tin and set aside.

in a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until combined.  in a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.  pour into egg mixture and stir to combine.  pour in the vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.

divide batter into the mini muffin tin, filling about 3/4 full.  bake for 10-12 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from the center.

while the muffins bake, melt the butter and pour the sugar into a seperate bowl.  when muffins are done, lightly brush the top of each muffin with butter, dip and roll in sugar.  cool on a wire rack.

makes 24 mini muffins.

ok so it doesn’t end there.

the treats went over well but the idea came about to STUFF THEM with some sort of yummy filling.  grape jelly filling?  nutella?!  the possibilities are endless!  i plan on making the stuffed version for my next breakfast “thing”.

Donut Muffins

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3 responses to “sugar donut mini muffins

  1. This is a great idea, Emily! I’ll try it.

  2. Those muffins look so cute. I’ve heard about how good these are and your picture shows it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-5.html

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