Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a great muffin for those who don't want a lot of "stuff" in their muffins. With its basic sugar-cinnamon-nutmeg flavor, it's more reminiscent of a plain doughnut (minus the deep-fat frying) than anything else. Try adding dried fruit and/or nuts to the batter, as well as a garnish of your favorite jam or preserves. Recipe courtesy of King Arthur Flour.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F Lightly grease a standard muffin tin. Or line with 12 paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups with non-stick vegetable oil spray; this will ensure that they peel off the muffins nicely.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth.
  3. Add the eggs, beating to combine.
  4. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.
  5. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full.
  7. Bake the muffins for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
  8. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes, or until you can handle them. While they're cooling, melt the butter for the topping (this is easily done in the microwave).
  9. Use a pastry brush to paint the top of each muffin with the butter, then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar. Or simply dip the tops of muffins into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon-sugar.
  10. Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight. Store for a day or so at room temperature.
Most Helpful

4 5

Made this and it was delicious! The texture of the muffin is excellent and it was easy to make.

4 5

I am posting this review for "New Kids On The Block" recipe tag. This was a good recipe. I think I will use another spice besides nutmeg next time, though. It did remind me of a doughnut, but not exactly the same. The cooking time and temp was just right for me, also.