Puppies. Babies. Cupcakes. It seems to be a reoccurring theme that when things are miniaturized, they become adorable.
More mini muffins, I know. Get use to it; these are my newest obsession. So cute. So edible. So guilt free :)
You’re gonna love these. They taste just like a donut, but they are baked in muffin tins!
After these bake you let them cool (for a brief moment), dunk the top of the muffin into the melted butter and then roll them around in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Once the butter soaks in, the flavor is much more pronounced. You are really going to need to try these, both because they are delicious and because they are ridiculously simple.
Sugar Donut Muffins
Adapted from: Baking Bites
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted butter, for dipping
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
1 tablespoon cinnamon, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease muffin tin with cooking spray or butter.
In a large bowl beat sugar and egg together until light and fluffy. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Pour into sugar/egg mixture and stir until well combined. Add in vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Pour into muffin tins, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Stir together sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl. When the muffins are done allow them to cool for a few minutes then dunk the tops of the muffins in the melted butter and then the cinnamon-sugar mixture!
There was a nosy culprit interested in the happenings ;-)