|Photo and Recipe Courtesy of The Pioneer Woman|
I cannot believe it, but Jane starts school on Thursday. She will be going twice a week for a full day, and to introduce her to her class, I took her to The Purple Room's Halloween party this morning. I was asked to bring muffins, and I was so excited because I finally had a reason to make the donut muffins that I had seen on Pinterest a few weeks back.
These are AMAZING!!!!! They will be my go-to breakfast treat from now on. I was planning to make monkey bread for a baby shower brunch I am hosting, but these were so tasty and so easy to do, that I've altered the menu. Who doesn't love the combination of cake donuts and cinnamon sugar?!?!
FOR THE MUFFINS:
1-¾ cup Flour
1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoons Nutmeg ( I reduced this to 1/4 tsp)
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
⅓ cups Oil
¾ cups White Sugar
1 whole Egg
¾ cups Milk (I used skim and they came out great)
FOR THE TOPPING:
¼ cups Butter
⅓ cups White Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
Brush muffin tin with melted butter.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Separately, combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir only to combine.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl. Combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in another bowl.
Shake muffins out while still hot. Dip muffins in butter, then into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Let cool.
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