Baked Donut Muffins

"Thanks to my aunt, this recipe is in my box of favorites!"
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar.
  • Beat in the egg.
  • Add the dry ingredients and then the milk.
  • In a greased 12-muffin pan, fill each cup 2/3 full with batter.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes until done.
  • When done, but not completely cooled, roll each muffin top in the cinnamon sugar.

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Reviews

  1. CrunkFrack
    The muffins are wonderful! They are highly addictive, so I recommend doubling the recipe. I live in upstate New York, and one of the treats around here that everyone knows and loves are apple cider donuts. These muffins taste a lot like those, so they keep my family satisfied during winter, spring, and summer (when apple cider donuts are not available). I was thinking of substituting apple cider or juice for the milk, just to see if the taste would come closer. Also, to make the recipe more decadent, I used a pastry brush to put some melted butter on the muffins before I rolled them in cinnamon and sugar. It makes the mixture stick more and gives the muffins a little bit more of a sinful flavor. I saw a show on the Food channel called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," and one of the cooks suggested donut muffins from one of her favorite bakeries. When they showed how they made the muffins, they slathered the muffins in butter when they came out of the oven and then dusted them with the cinnamon and sugar, so that gave me the idea. It's worth the extra calories.
     
  2. Patchwork Dragon
    I liked these very much. I agree with some of the other reviewers in that I didn't think they tasted like doughnuts, but they stand on their own merit I think. Plus they are quick and easy to make. (i was a little worried about adding the milk after the dry ingredients, in my experience it's usually the dry ingredients that go in last, but it worked OK) I made one batch as the recipe The second batch I made with a little blob of jam (jelly) in the middle and that worked well too. Thanks Petunia (and your aunt!)
     
  3. campergirls3
    Absolutely yummy! I doubled the batch, then made half mini muffins with cinnamon topping and then added a squirt of lemon juice and a handful of blueberries to the rest of the batter and made them regular size and they were perfect! I'm going to freeze some so I don't eat them all at once.
     
  4. Suzanne Stewart
    Made these yesterday and boy do they smell good. I couldnt resist one right out of the oven. They do have a donut taste and would be good w/confec sugar on top as well.
     
  5. Marysdottir
    Yummy. Very versatile. I doubled the batch and made 4 different muffins - raspberry, cherry, plain and passionfruit cheesecake (mixed together cream cheese and passion fruit jelly - this mixture kind of disappeared into the muffin somehow - gave a bit of flavour but no cheesecake layer). Easy and very tasty. I made some of the plain ones as directed except I did brush the hot muffins with melted butter before sprinkling on the cinnamon sugar. On the rest of the plain ones I sprinkled the cinnamon sugar before baking - gave a nice crunchy top. All were great! Thanks so much.
     
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  1. CrunkFrack
    The muffins are wonderful! They are highly addictive, so I recommend doubling the recipe. I live in upstate New York, and one of the treats around here that everyone knows and loves are apple cider donuts. These muffins taste a lot like those, so they keep my family satisfied during winter, spring, and summer (when apple cider donuts are not available). I was thinking of substituting apple cider or juice for the milk, just to see if the taste would come closer. Also, to make the recipe more decadent, I used a pastry brush to put some melted butter on the muffins before I rolled them in cinnamon and sugar. It makes the mixture stick more and gives the muffins a little bit more of a sinful flavor. I saw a show on the Food channel called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," and one of the cooks suggested donut muffins from one of her favorite bakeries. When they showed how they made the muffins, they slathered the muffins in butter when they came out of the oven and then dusted them with the cinnamon and sugar, so that gave me the idea. It's worth the extra calories.
     
  2. Chocolatl
    This is easier than the other donut muffin recipes I've tried. My son likes them rolled in powdered sugar instead of the cinnamon sugar.
     
  3. Kay D.
    Fabulous! They have the same dense, moist goodness and flavor of a cake doughnut. We thoroughly enjoyed these as is (except I used butter instead of margarine), but I really believe they would also be a good "base" for any other flavor you might want to add. I'm thinking blueberries will definitely be added the next time I make these. Thanks for such a yummy recipe! :)
     
  4. Meryl
    I thought these were very good - nice and fluffy. I didn't think they tasted like donuts, however, but my husband thought they did, and he loved them. I used butter instead of margarine, 1/2 tsp cinnamon instead of 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup. The only problem I had was getting them out of the muffin cups; some of them stuck to the bottom and fell apart when I tried to remove them. Next time I will either dust them with flour after greasing, or use muffin liners. I rolled some of them into the cinnamon/sugar and the rest into confectioner's sugar. I suggest brushing the tops with melted butter before rolling them into the cinnamon/sugar, so it adheres better. Overall, a very good recipe.
     

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