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Doughnut Muffins

on May 14, 2012

Here is a tasty treat for you on this rainy Monday. These are sure to get your taste buds in a tizzy and open your eyes a little wider this morning…. drum roll please………… I give you…………. Doughnut Muffins!!!! 😀

I have 2 versions for you to choose from…. Nutella Filled or Plain. We’ll start with the Nutella ones, yummy!

This recipe comes to us from USMasala. A blog by a delightful Indian woman sharing her passion for food and cooking, thanks for sharing Puja, these look amazing!

Ingredients: Makes 10-12

For the muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutella (as needed)

For the coating:

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine until no dry flour is left.
  4. Place 2 tbsp. of the mixture in each muffin hole. Add 1 tsp. of the Nutella into the center of each and then cover with a couple tbsp. of the batter or until 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes. DO NOT over bake.
  5. While muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Shake muffins out of the muffin tin while the muffins are still hot.
  7. Dip muffins in the melted butter and then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place on a wire rack and allow to sit for 10-12 minutes. These are best eaten warm. ENJOY!

Notes:

  1. Feel free to get creative and replace Nutella with your favorite jelly or jam.
  2. Store the leftovers in an air tight container for a couple of days or up to 4-5 days in a refrigerator. Stick them in the microwave for a few seconds and they are as good as new again.

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The next recipe is the original inspiration for Puja’s Nutella filled doughnut muffins. There are a few slight variations but it’s pretty much the same save for the nutmeg and filling of course. This recipe comes from Jen at How To: Simplify another great blog to check out! 🙂

Doughnut Muffins

Ingredients:

For the muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk

For the coating:

  • 1/4 -1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. While muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Shake muffins out of the muffin tin while the muffins are still hot.
  6. Dip muffins in the melted butter and then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool.

And there you have it 2 delicious ways to make these yummy treats! Just another reason to get to the kitchen, grab those muffin tins and get busy!! 😉

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2 responses to “Doughnut Muffins

  1. These sound amazing, I love Nutella so would use this recipe for sure! Do you think they would be ok to freeze as with store bought doughnuts?

    • Definitely! Muffins are very freezable 😉 Simply put them in a freezer bag (make sure to label with name & date) and seal, getting out as much air as possible or wrap securely in foil or freezer wrap. They will keep for up to 3 months.
      To thaw just set them out and let them thaw at room temperature or you can heat them in the microwave or conventional oven as directed below:
      1. For microwave oven, place unwrapped muffin on napkin/paper towel or microwave safe plate. Microwave on HIGH about 30 seconds for each muffin. (it may take less or more time depending on your microwave and the size of your muffins ie. minis, regular, jumbo)
      2. For conventional oven, heat foil-wrapped muffins at 350°F 10 to 15 minutes, again… depending on the size of the muffins. You can also pop them back into the muffin tin if you froze yours in a bag, you do not have to wrap them first 😉

      Hope this is helpful! Great idea to freeze them btw, you never know when a craving may come along! 😀

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