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Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

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Why eat a calorie-filled donut when you can have a yummy muffin that tastes just as good!

Ingredients

  • 1-¾ cup Flour
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ⅓ cups Oil
  • ¾ cups White Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • _____
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • ¼ cups Butter
  • ⅓ cups White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

Preparation

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl. Combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in another bowl.

Shake muffins out while still hot. Dip muffins in butter, then into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Let cool.

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Louise Soweski on 8.14.2014

These are the best donut tasting muffins i ever made. The taste is incredible. I used my mini muffin tin to make them. Will be a staple in my home..yummy..thank you!

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DJ on 1.22.2014

I spray the muffins with a butter flavored pan spray before shaking in cinnamon sugar mixture. Also freeze well.

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Heather on 5.15.2012

These are fantastic. I added a little vanilla to the batter just because I love vanilla. Think I’m gonna try adding choped pecans next time just to play with it a little, but the original recipe is soooooo good it really doesn’t need anything :-) !

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mmorgan522 on 3.29.2011

YUM!!!! My mom used to make a similar recipe! This was super easy and quick. Thanks for sharing! :)

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jleo on 1.27.2011

I am not a baker and love it when I can find easy quick breads to make. Just made this with my daughter and they are truly tasty. Next time I will try them in a mini-muffin pan.

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Carin on 9.27.2014

Very good…made 22 mini muffins, but FYI I doubled the cinnamon sugar topping and used most of it and I should have doubled or more the melted butter(I started with about 1/3 cup) as I ran out and had to make more! Kids loved them and thought they should be called snickerdoodle muffins.

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DJ on 1.22.2014

So easy and to have ready in the freezer.

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ediblegivens on 6.12.2013

These were great- tasty, not too sweet, nice texture. Super easy and quick, too. The one thing I’d change is to call them “Snickerdoodle Muffins.” Thanks for sharing!

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Hazel on 11.8.2012

So yummy, they were a big hit with my family

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Heather on 5.15.2012

These are great. One thing that you should know is that each mufin is about two tablespoons worth of batter each and to get twelve is a push. You also should know they do not brown on top, they are a fair colored muffin so test with a toothpuck so you don’t over bake, the butter, cinnamon, and sugar give these beauties their color. Great easy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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