Can it be a muffin that tastes like a doughnut or a doughnut that looks like a muffin? I first read about these on the website of The Kitchenarian. I was thinking, “tastes like a doughnut? Really?” I am not a big muffin fan. No deep philosophical reason, just never been high on my list. I do love bread though, doughnuts, cake … oh yum! So off to the kitchen I go. Although there seem to be a lot of ingredients, don’t let that keep you from making them. It’s a quick recipe. My favorite part was dipping the muffins tops in melted butter and then rolling them in the cinnamon sugar! And then eating one … or two, of course! (hey, they are little and go down really easy!) I’m not gonna say whether I dipped it in the butter again after I ate the top, but really what would you have done? And of course you can always crank it up a notch and dip the whole thing in butter and cinnamon and sugar. 🙂 This recipe makes 12 large muffins or 36 to 48 little mini muffins. Just a perfect little doughnut bite!
I made these during the holidays, tucked half of them in the freezer and so now I bring them out for a little treat now and again! And just in case you are wondering if my two culinary consultants have given me my sugar bowl back yet — the answer, sadly, is no. But I don’t mind too much because tomorrow I am sharing one of the tastiest and prettiest new recipes in my recipe box, Spinach, Roasted Pepper and Gruyere Quiche. I continue to bake vicariously through a couple of my favorite websites which includes Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. For new year’s eve Tracey made Peanut Butter Crunch S’mores for friends. I hope you will enjoy feasting your eyes and taste buds on these!