Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Mini Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Mini Muffins 10-15-11

We had a number of family activities over the last few weeks.  Kevin had a birthday.  My mom came to visit (and help me organize my house!  Thanks so much, Mom!!!!).  Taylor turned eight years old, which means he was baptized into our church on Saturday.  Afterwards, we had family over for brunch.

A little photo interlude, since people keep telling me I haven’t had enough people photos lately. ;)


My family! 


Taylor with Grandma and Grandpa Scott



Taylor with Grandma and Grandpa Smith


Taylor with Kevin and our family friend, Bob Gross.



We’re happy for Taylor’s decision to be baptized.  He’s such a great kid!

Back to the donut muffins!

These muffins were such a hit!  I’d made an apple crisp, homemade granola for yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit salad, apples with caramel dip and these muffins.  The muffins were definitely the hit of the feast.  I have seen these Cinnamon Sugar Donut Mini Muffins all over the internet for a few years and have always meant to make them, but hadn’t until now.    I suppose I’ll be make them again over and over as requested by a number of family members.  My boys often love donuts, but I don’t like making fried food or really buying it that much, so these are a good alternative for that.

I mentioned that I’ve seen these a number of places online, but the recipe I printed out a few months ago was one I’d seen on Tami's Kitchen Table Talk and she found them at Connor's Cooking who found them at….okay, it goes on and on and I really don’t know where to credit the official recipe.  You just need to make these because they are really good.  I doubled the recipe and got 32 mini muffin.  The recipe was easy to double, but I’ll give you the single recipe.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Mini Muffins, adapted by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup canola oil

3/4 cup milk

1  1/2 cups all purpose flour (180 grams)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

8 tablespoons butter (1/2 cup), melted

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and egg until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla and oil and whisk together for another minute, until well combined.  In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, alternating with the milk.  (Adding the flour in three increments and the milk in two.)  Whisk together until smooth.  (It is kind of a runny, like a cake batter.)

Fill eat mini muffin about 3/4 full.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove the muffins from the pan to a wire rack.  Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl or in a small saucepan on the stove.  In a medium sized bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix until combined.  Once the muffins are cool enough to handle, dip the entire mini muffin into the melted butter and then roll it in the cinnamon sugar.  Set them on a wire rack to cool completely.   Serve fresh, although they are still good the next day if kept airtight. 


How many do you think you could pop into your mouth?  They are just a bit sweet for me (and still rather fattening), so I just tasted one and would much rather dine on yogurt and granola and fresh fruit!  It was a great get together with family!  Thanks to all who came.


One last picture, can’t resist—here’s our doggy Chip next to the two pumpkins I grew.  The small one is about 20 lbs. and the large one—don’t know, but it’s huge!  Kinda fun that we grew it ourselves!  No pumpkin shortage here. ;)



Lisa said...

My family loves those donut muffins. I've even made a pumpkin chai version. Congrats on his baptism. Lovely family photos.

Paige said...

Katrina, These muffins look really good. My mom used to make some that were similar...I had forgotten about them...

Great pictures of your family!

Shelby said...

Love this post and love these muffins! Discovered and tweeted the SU link!

Lisa Ernst said...

Love the family pics! The donut muffins look so light, I can imagine one just melting in my mouth. I'll bet people had a hard time stopping......

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I make similar good! love the family pictures.

Twila said...

What a nice looking family you have!

I made the donut muffins awhile ago. I have a sweet tooth, so better not make them to often. Congratulations on stopping at just one. I can't!

Cindy said...

Love the photos Katrina! What a handsome family.
Yummy muffins, we love anything dipped in butter and cinnamon-sugar!

Feast on the Cheap said...

I adore cinnamon-sugar donuts, they were the big draw when we used to go apple picking. Dipped in cider is my fave way to eat 'em! Haven't had them in ages since they're so bad for you, but I'm gonna have to give this baked version a whirl!

Jenni Hinckley said...

Those muffin doughnuts look amazing and I can't believe Taylor is already 8- he just seemed so little when I was his primary teacher!

Kayte said...

Wonderful photos...all the boys are getting so old...okay, don't read that part to hubby. Just love that family photo. Happy Birthday to T!! It's Great to be Eight!! Love the little muffin minis, copied it to try here as I know they will be a hit. I will limit myself to one...okay, two, but that's IT!

Kathleen said...

These sound over the top amazing! I've wanted to try them for a while too! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

Kathleen said...

These sound over the top amazing! I've wanted to try them for a while too! Thanks for the inspiration ;)
Love your family photos!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to make doughnut muffins forever! Great idea to make minis. I still can't believe your huge pumpkin!

Unknown said...

These are right up my alley, I love anything mini and especially donuts!!

Amanda said...

I am definitely making these. They look so good, love! I have pinned them to my dessert board so I don't forget!