Thursday, February 27, 2014

Donut Mufifins

Last night as I was perusing Facebook, I came upon the recipes for muffins that taste like donuts. Now, I love donuts. I mean, if I could eat them every day without consequence, I think I would. This morning as I was driving home from taking my husband to work I was VERY tempted to stop and buy donuts. Thankfully, I remembered this little recipe and saved myself some money.

I went home and made them and anxiously awaited the results. Unfortunately, they did not taste ANYTHING like donuts. They were still yummy, just not donut tasting. I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but it always seems that the recipes I find online via social media are always a little off. They never quite turn out how you hope. For example, I made cake batter fudge I found on Pinterest and it turned into a giant glob of super sweet dough. There was nothing fudge-y about it! Needless to say, I was really hoping that this would not end the same.

In addition, I wanted to practice some food photography for the monthly challenge over on I also wanted to try some different editing techniques for food.

Oh yeah, look at that thing!!

Okay, as these babies were cooking, my house smelled AMAZING! I was beginning to think that even if they turned out bad, I'd still make them before guests come over so my house would smell good!

I could hardly wait for them to get done!!

I've really started loving the look of matte photos! Check out that glaze!
I wasn't the only one who was excited about these muffins. Baby Michael almost pulled the tablecloth off trying to get these guys.

Alright, so your probably wondering when I'm gonna get to the recipe. Let me preface that by saying these were pretty and smelled delicious, but they did have a few problems that I'm gonna change next time.

First, the recipe calls for 1/2 tsp of Nutmeg. I think next time I'll do 1/4 tsp instead. I am not big Nutmeg fan as it is.

Second, the original recipe calls for a melted butter and a cinnamon sugar glaze. I decided to make it more of a donut glaze and used powdered sugar and milk with a tiny bit of vanilla and cinnamon. I'd looked pretty,
but it really didn't work with these muffins. Next time, I'll just do the cinnamon sugar and melted butter.

Third, these are the farthest thing from healthy and probably shouldn't be eaten as a breakfast. I think there is probably a way to make these healthy, but you'd have to ask my dear friend over at Life with JaM. She is amazingly talented at making deliciously healthy recipes!

Okay, here is is!!

Not-so-Donut-Tasting Donut Muffins:

1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Nutmeg (like I said, I'd use about half that)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (the original recipe calls for only 1/4 tsp, but I used 1/2)
3/4 cup White Sugar
1/3 cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
1 egg
3/4 cup Milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Mix dry ingredients in bowl. In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Slowly beat wet ingredients into dry being careful not to over mix them.

Bake for 20-25 min. (Mine were done after 20 minutes.)

While they are baking, mix melted butter and cinnamon sugar to make "icing". Soon after muffins are done, coat in "icing"