Doughnut Muffins????!!!! - Livin' la vida Pobre Blog at - 183498

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Jul. 1, 2010 10:01 am 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2010 7:18 am
Okay, usually "inbox" recipes don't really do much for me.  I'll check them out, of course, but they generally get deleted pretty quickly.  Yesterday, King Arthur Flour sent an email that had a recipe attached for doughnut muffins.  DOUGHNUT MUFFINS!!!  Really, the only thing that would have made these more appealing to this pregnant lady is if they had somehow incorporated bacon into them.  We're not doing much baking these days; it was 113 in AZ yesterday, so the oven rarely gets used during the summer months.  Seriously though, this is a recipe for DOUGHNUT's a girl going to refuse that?

I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did, because I AM STUFFED and my kids are STILL eating!  My kitchen is as hot as you-know-where, and it was so worth it.  Now who's going to clean up this mess???


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup milk



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.

Yield: 12 muffins.

Started out creaming together the oil, butter, brown and white sugar. Boy 1 was already antsy
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Can we taste yet? Can we taste yet? Can we taste yet?
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Adding the eggs. Recipe didn't say to add them one at a time or not, so I dumped them both in at on
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Baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and vanilla.
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Here we're adding the flour alternately with the milk. I had lots of help, and we made a huge mess.
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This picture taken 2 minutes before the chair flipped back and boy 2 bit his tongue. It's never dul
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Fresh out of the oven, though the pic is admittedly blurry. Hey, I'm no Margaret Bourke-White.
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Boy 3 really needs to work on his table manners.
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Jul. 1, 2010 11:39 am
These sound yummy and it looks like your boys had a blast! I miss those days with little kids helping out in the kitchen....
Jul. 1, 2010 12:50 pm
The muffins look great and boys are even cuter. I remember when mine were that little. It's so much fun teaching them to cook, isn't it?
Jul. 1, 2010 1:40 pm
Thanks Ann & Pam. The muffins were delicious, and the boys ate two apiece. Pretty impressive since my middle one generally doesn't like much of anything. They're fun in the kitchen, but a couple of little tornadoes!
Jul. 1, 2010 3:05 pm
You must have missed the donut muffin rage on the RE (recipe exchange)back a while. LOL, they are fantastic and don't have near as many ingredients. Here's a link for them:
Jul. 1, 2010 3:37 pm
Sassy, Thanks! I haven't been around much in the last couple of months, so I guess I did miss that one...I'll have to try your recipe though since Hubs doesn't eat eggs. Thank you again!
Jul. 2, 2010 5:04 pm
Look at those smiles! Beautiful kidlets. Sassy is right, the recipe from Diane here on AR is excellent and much easier.
Jul. 4, 2010 11:50 am
The only thing missing was me.....wish I could have been there for the fun....Tell the boys that Nana loves them
Jul. 8, 2010 7:18 am
Sounds yummy! I am going to try this one. Donughts and muffins are very popular at my house, so I cant possibly go wrong!
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