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Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts

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I was immediately intrigued when I saw the title of this recipe. Muffins that taste like doughnuts? Count me in!

About 3/4 of the way through the recipe, I realized that it’s very similar to an old recipe I picked up in my ninth grade French class: French Breakfast Puffs. In both recipes, you make a nice, basic muffin, then coat the muffins in melted butter and cinnamon-sugar when they’re hot out of the oven. Whoever invented such a delight should be sainted.

Here’s lemanda’s version of the recipe. (Thanks, lemanda!)


Begin with flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.



Stir it all together and set it aside.



In a separate bowl, add milk, egg, canola oil, and sugar.



Mix it together with a fork…



And pour it into the flour mixture.



Stir it together…



Until just combined.



Use a 1/4 cup measure (not quite filled all the way) to evenly distribute the batter into twelve (greased!) muffin cups.



Then bake them until they’re just starting to turn golden brown.



Dump them onto the counter.



Now, combine some sugar and cinnamon…



Stir it together until combined.



Then melt some butter.

And it’s time to have some fun!



One by one, dunk the muffins in the melted butter…



Making sure to coat both sides.



Then immediately throw it into the cinnamon/sugar mixture.



Turn it over to adequately coat both sides. Now, I might have coated mine too adequately, because I did wind up having to whip up a second batch of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. So just watch it as you go along!



These were yummy!



Cinnamony, sweet, moist, and soft. The perfect combination.



These will keep in a plastic bag for a few days, but be sure to nuke them right before serving for just a few seconds. Eating these warm is a requirement.

Thank you, lemanda, for the wonderful recipe!

Here’s the printable: Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts



Comments are closed for this recipe.

Kathy on 10.14.2010

I made these this evening with my 3 year old grandson. They turned out great. I used whole wheat flour and extra cinnamon. Will definitely give the recipe to our daughters.

Griswold Fun on 8.11.2010

I’ve got them in the oven right now! Ready to eat them now, too!

Tina on 7.27.2010

wow! very nice!

maryclaire on 7.27.2010

These are great!! I made them and everyone loved them…but it would help so much if this post had the ingredient amounts listed with the pictures.

Stephanie on 7.27.2010

These were beyond delicious. Hubby and I are fighting for the last 2. They really do taste like cake donuts but without the frying. Heaven!