Monday, August 1, 2011

Coffee Cake Muffins Crusted with Cinnamon and Sugar

This has got to be the closest version to a cinnamon sugar donut…except in a muffin form!  Now, I tend to think that it has fewer calories than a donut, but then again, it depends on how many you eat! J  
*WARNING: They taste like a donut. Be prepared for euphoria to the tenth degree!
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1¾ cup of flour
  • 1½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup of oil
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup of milk
For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350º. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, combine oil, sugar, egg and milk.
Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.
Coat your muffin pan well with nonstick cooking spray and divide the batter evenly among the cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Run a knife around the sides of the muffin and shake them out of the pan while still hot. 

***Now, here comes the magic!
Melt the butter in a bowl.
Combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in another bowl.
Dip muffins in butter, then into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Let cool.  
Serve WARM, with coffee (add a yummy creamer)….mmmm!!
Yields: 12 muffins/ 6 large muffins (oh yea)
Recipe from: Tasty Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. You need to rename these......Cinnamon butter bombs!!!!! Can't wait to make them for grandkids