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Pumpkin Spice Donut Muffins

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These muffins are dangerous. Moist, perfectly spicy muffin dunked in butter and coated with cinnamon sugar. What more could one ask for?

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MUFFINS:
  • 3-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoons Ground Cloves
  • ⅔ cups Crisco Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Canned Pumpkin (plain, No Sugar Or Spices Added)
  • ½ cups Plus 1 Tablespoon Buttermilk (see Note)
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  • FOR THE COATING:
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Get out your muffin tins – this recipe makes 18 standard sized muffins.

1. In large bowl or mixing cup combine dry ingredients (except the sugar).
2. In a separate bowl mix Crisco, sugar and eggs.
3. Add pumpkin to the sugar mixture.
4. Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk into the pumpkin/sugar mixture. Mix well. Scrape down sides of the bowl often. Mix for 3 minutes.
5. Grease muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Fill tins 2/3 full with muffin batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
6. While the muffins are baking, Melt the 2 sticks of butter in a container. While that is melting, mix the 1 1/2 cup of sugar with the 3 teaspoons of cinnamon in a separate container. Place a clean cookie sheet beside these two containers.
8. As soon as you remove muffins from oven tip out onto the cookie sheet adjacent to the butter and sugar containers. Let muffins cool just long enough to be able to handle them, around 30 seconds. Dip warm muffins in butter, coat completely. Directly from butter dredge muffins in cinnamon sugar. Make sure muffins are completely covered with sugar mixture.

NOTE: If you do not have buttermilk on hand you can add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to just under 1 cup of milk to make 1 cup of buttermilk.

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realitybites on 4.21.2011

My sister and I made these around Christmas time. Uh-mazing!! Definitely a keeper. Thanks for the great recipe!

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natalieann4 on 11.1.2010

Did a google search for pumkin donuts and this is what I found! Just finished making, these are. AMAZING!! Holy cow. Delish! And, I got 24 also. Could have gotten even more, actually, just didn’t want to dirty another muffin pan. Thanks for the recipe, and this wonderful site!

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dianam on 10.17.2010

I made these on Saturday and they were awesome!!! My neighbors, hubs, and I tore through them. I know the recipe said it makes 18 but I got 24 out of it and the more the merrier I say. Will definitely be making these again.

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tifferrific on 10.8.2010

Do you think, that one could makes these into loaves? I am going to be making a variety of breads for Christmas gifts… and I would like to use this recipe.

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brownbutterbakery on 9.30.2010

Going to make these for the SECOND time this weekend for my son’s first birthday party.

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mayasmom on 8.27.2011

My muffins came out a little dry, which I was surprised since usually with pumpkin it is so moist. It was definitely more of a doughnut consistency not a muffin. But when I rolled them in the butter and cinnamon sugar they were delicious and heartily approved by my husband and four kids.

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realitybites on 4.21.2011

These are soooo yummy and decadent! It’s hard to not eat the entire batch the same day. They are best served right out of the oven. I will definitely be making these again. Thanks for the great recipe!

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sweetstar on 3.20.2011

I made these and they are amazing. Whole family loved them. I will definately be making these again.

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nickdemetria on 1.19.2011

My daughter asks for these for EVERY meal of the day on her birthday…Breakfast, lunch and supper…they really are that GOOD!

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jecarl on 11.21.2010

Oh wow, these are SO good. I was able to get 24 from the batch as well and they really pop up nicely. Will definitely be making these again soon. Wouldn’t change a thing.

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