Good morning! I made you some cinnamon sugar donut muffins!
I think that muffins are highly overrated in the baking department. Why are they overlooked for other sweet items? Muffins are so easy to put together. They are low-fuss and you can do so many different things with them! What about a cinnamon sugar donut muffin? I don’t believe you could say no to one (they’re small, have 2!)with your morning coffee, tea or hot cup of cocoa. Seriously!
A cinnamon sugar donut muffin is almost like a cinnamon sugar donut. But it’s not a donut, it’s a muffin. Just a muffin! Just a muffin? Well, it’s not just a muffin…it’s a pretty fantastic muffin! Hey, did you know that the word duffin was even trademarked by Starbucks? I’m just going to stick to calling these a donut muffin!
Fall baking means more comfort recipes in our house, and most of them involve pumpkin this time of year and I bet you were expecting these to be with pumpkin, but ha! I got you! They aren’t. If you have to see something, any thing pumpkin, take a look at the roundup I just posted.
But back to these lovely muffins that are simple, delightful and part of another #bloggersCLUE event! I was assigned Christy from Confession’s of a Culinary Diva’s blog. Christy likes a lot of things I do…so it was fun to explore her blog! She has a passion for French food and even posts about Italian dishes and wine. There were so many delicious things to decide on, I even was very tempted with her pumpkin cheesecake. It looked fantastic!! As I mentioned before, I tried to not go with the obvious: pumpkin!
The blogger C.L.U.E (Cook, Learn, Undertake, Eat) Society meets every month in a game of mystery, intrigue, and fun! We are given a theme and secretly assigned another member’s blog; our mission is to hunt through our assigned blog to find a recipe that fits the theme through our eyes. We then head into the kitchen and recreate the recipe and post together on reveal day!
Today is reveal day, and this month’s theme is: comfort food. Check out all the lovely recipes my fellow Blogger C.L.U.E. participants are sharing today.
- Apple Coffee Cake by Jean from Lemons and Anchovies
- Applesauce Cranberry Bundt Cake by Aly from Cooking in Stilettos
- Baked Squash Stuffed with Homemade Applesauce by Kathy from A Spoonful of Thyme
- Banana Peanut Butter Chip Muffins by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Braised Chicken Leg Quarters by Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Brussels Sprouts with Harissa, Honey and Lime by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
- Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins by Lora from Cake Duchess
- Creamy Butternut Squash Soup by Azmina from Lawyer Loves Lunch
- Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup by Christiane from Taking on Magazines
- Frangelico Squares by Kate from Kate’s Kitchen
- Garlic Home Fries by Kim from Liv Life
- German Apple Pancake by Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Honey Sriracha Sweet Potatoes by Lauren from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Hot Curried Chicken Salad by Debra from Eliot’s Eats
- Pumpkin Bran Muffins by Anna from annaDishes
- Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Ale by Lea Ann from Cooking on the Ranch
- Pumpkin Palmiers by Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
- Raspberry Cointreau Syllabub by Kate from Kate’s Kitchen
- Witchy Finger Cookies by Sue from A Palatable Pastime
For more muffin inspiration:
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-22 minutes
Ingredients (8-12 muffins)
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
For the Coating
- 4 Tablespoons melted butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray (or oil).
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
In a separate bowl, stir together the oil, sugar and buttermilk.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Spoon batter into the muffin tin.
For topping, in a small bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
While the muffins are still hot, dip them in the melted butter and then roll them around in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Let cool on a rack or eat immediately and enjoy!