Friday, June 24, 2011

Donut Muffins

Its Friday! That means it's time for another Your Recipe- My Kitchen Post.

Thank you Sweet as Sugar Cookies for sharing this amazing recipe!
The kids and I were in the house last week and it started pouring out - normally at this point I say "Hey, lets be lazy and curl up on the couch and watch a movie"  I use rainy days as excuses to be lazy way too often.  But instead, last week I said "Lets Bake!"  I decided to go through my bookmarks to see what I felt like making.  I knew I wanted muffins and these Donut Muffins grabbed my attention.  They were really good and didn't last long in this house.  I loved the flavor - they definitely tasted like donuts.  Enjoy!!

What you need:
Recipe from Lisa at Sweet as Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
For Topping:2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 c. sugar, for rolling
*1 Tbsp. cinnamon

What you do:
Preheat oven to 500F. Lightly grease mini muffin tins. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and egg until light in color. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg and add to the egg mixture. Stir to combine. Add the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla.

Fill each mini muffin cup with a tablespoon of batter (about 3/4 full). Bake for 5 min. After the 5 min. are up, immediately lower the temperature to 350F and continue baking until the muffins test done, about 5-7 min. more.
While muffins are baking, melt the butter and pour the 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl. When muffins are done, lightly dip them into the butter and roll in the sugar.
*For the cinnamon-sugar version: Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1 Tbsp. cinnamon.

this is their favorite part of baking

Linking up here


  1. Your kids and I think alike because that is TOTALLY my favorite part of baking as well! These donut muffins look fabulous. Better than the real thing.

  2. Visiting from Smilemonsters!

    Winter holidays coming up and these are perfect for the kids to make!

  3. I have a feeling I would start eating these and not stop! They look really good!

    What a great way to spend a rainy day with your kids- they look very smiley and happy!

  4. I'm so glad you were able to try this recipe out. It's one of my family's faves. Your muffins look so yummy. Thanks for the great shout-out. Sweets for a Saturday will be up later today and I'd love it if you'd link your muffins up.

  5. shut. up. gotta try this. my coworkers would die if i brought these in on a monday morning. stopping by from the flip flops and pearls recipe swap...thanks for the inspiration!

  6. looks really delicious...thanks for sharing your recipe, i love to try it someday! visiting you from FTF and wishing you a great weekend!

  7. I made donut muffins a few weeks ago and I sat in the kitchen eating them all. I haven't made them since because I'm afraid of the extra pounds it will add. haha

  8. wow, hope to make one someday.. kids will surely love those..

    very yummy!

    visiting from FTF!

    here's mine:

    hope to see you, thanks!

  9. Yum! I'm definitely making these for my friends that will be visiting this weekend! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to have you post this on my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at I'm your newest follower!

  10. So cute! I totally loved it:) Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. These looks delicious! And that is my son's favorite part of baking too, liking the bowl! Our 'testing' the flavor. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh my Yum! I'm like you--rainy days are my lazy days. Too bad we've had almost 2 weeks of rain! We're in definite need of something new to do. These look sooooo good! I think I have all the ingredients on hand! Woo-hoo!

    I'd love for you to join my giveaway for 2 canvas pillow forms going on now! Happy 4th!

  13. These sound like major trouble and I am fine with that! Two of my favorite things combined into one recipe perfect-o!

    That my favorite part of baking too :)

    XO Lindsay

  14. This looks so much easier (and healthier) than individually frying donuts. Thanks for the idea!

  15. These look so yummy! I am going to pin these so that I can make them later:)

    Hopping over from the Trendy Treehouse link party

    Amanda Joy

  16. I've seen these on several blogs and I soooo want to make them. I dunno what's holding me back?! And thanks for wishing me a happy blogiversary :)

  17. Hi, just came from it's a keeper thursday hop, and now following you.

    Love these donut muffins. I've made them several times and everyone, even the picky eaters, love these. I add chocolate glaze on some for the chocolate lovers. Yummy!

    Thanks for sharing. Please stop by when you have a chance.


  18. Danielle, these sound amazing, no doubt my kids would be so happy if I made these too. I think I could easily eat half myself, he he.

    Hope you have a wonderful day girl!!

    I'd also LOVE to invite you to check out my weekly parties. I would be so happy if you linked up, this and any other fabulous project you are working on.
    Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
    Hugs, Bella :)
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  19. Hi! Thanks for linking up this week to Tasty Tuesday! Hope to see you back next week!

  20. Hi Danielle,
    Your kids are just precious! You are making such wonderful memories with them. This is a great recipe, sure wish I had one, well maybe two. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon.
    Hope you have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  21. My son and I made these today..DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for posting this recipe

  22. My mouth is watering! Saving this recipe for sure. This will not help in my quest to lose weight!


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