Sunday, May 16, 2010

Donut Muffins


I'm always looking for new quick and easy breakfast ideas for my daughter, so when I saw this recipe for donut muffins, I knew I had to give them a try.  She's not a big oatmeal fan like me, so pancakes or cereal are the norm on school mornings.  Since she loves doughnuts, I couldn't wait to make these and see what she thought.  I snuck in some whole wheat flour to make them a little healthier and she still loved them!  Next time I might substitute the oil for applesauce and see if she notices.  Don't you just love being a sneaky cook sometimes!

Donut Muffins
 1 3/4 C Flour (I used 1/2 C whole wheat & 1 1/4 C All-purpose flour)
 1 1/2  tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 C sugar
1/3 C vegetable oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 C milk (I used 1%)
 1tsp. vanilla extract

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, egg, milk and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, mixing only until incorporated.
Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Brush cooled muffins with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar.

20 comments:

  1. I do not eat donuts, but I think I would love these muffins. What a great idea. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. Oh Yum! I've tried and failed at making homemade doughnuts too many times to mention, but this I can do! Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. I LOVE doughtnuts so I will definitely be giving this a try, especially since they are probably a lot healthy than dipping in oil.

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  4. These sound delicious! Can you tell me .. are they the some consistency of a donut? Light and airy? I noticed no yeast was used. They do sound yummy though.. and simple to make!
    Lisa

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  5. Lisa ~ The muffins are more of the taste and consistancy of an old fashioned cake doughnut. Hope you like them :)

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  6. Recipe printed! I gave up donuts and miss them so much. With your tweaks these can't be too terribly bad and even straight up they must be healthier than an actual donut. Besides - they sound scrumptious!

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  7. These look soooo good! I will definitely be saving this recipe for a trial someday in the future. :O)

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  8. I really want to try these! They sound super good. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Just bookmarked these (visiting from Tasty Tuesday). My girls are going to love you for sharing this!

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  10. I love donuts! so I can't wait to try these!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  11. These look delicious. This is my first visit here. I had planned to make a brief comment and move on, but I was lured by your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I intended. I love your recipes and the tone of your blog. I'll be back as often as I can. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. I must try this...thanks for giving a great recipe not loaded with cholesterol and fat..what a pleasure.

    Do drop by if you are out and about...

    Have a great day,
    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  13. Gotta tell ya I am in love with your mixer!!! Yummy sounding muffins!

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  14. I am making these this weekend. My kids are going to LOVE them.

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  15. These sound so great! I am always looking for something different to feed the kids before school in the morning. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. My daughter and I love muffins, so I've got to give these a try! Muffins are a perfect morning treat for her as she leaves for college and work.

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  17. LOL, yeah...but usually I'm sneaking things in on myself as I'm the picky one, not the kiddos. I've made these and they are delish...good to know I can swap out AP flour for some white whole wheat.
    ~ingrid

    Btw, sorry I've been MIA with the commenting.

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  18. How yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hey! Just droppin' by to see what you and your pink mixer are up to. Also, I have passed an award on to you. Please stop by and pick it up!

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  20. I made these for my playgroup today, they were a hit! I made a few small changes...I used vanilla rice milk (all I had) and replaced the oil with applesauce. Delish!

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