Monday, September 8, 2008

Donut Muffin..Or Muffin Donut

Last week in the food blogosphere I saw a few recipes that were donuts as muffins or muffins as donuts. This week I am trying to cook with things that are already in my pantry or refrigerator so I couldn't resist trying them. These were to die for. I want to lie and say I only had one, but I had three. Soooo yummy and super easy to make (my personal favorite combination). Of course cinnamon is one of my most favorite ingredients (umm, what isn't my fave ingredient?!) and I love the way apartment smells when it is baking.

Donut Muffins
(From Laura Rebecca's Kitchen)

2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

2 large eggs
1 cup plain yogurt (I used nonfat Greek yogurt with excellent results)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 8 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

Position oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Don't overmix; batter should not be smooth.

Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted in one or two of the muffins come out clean, 15-20 minutes.

While the muffins are baking, melt 1/2 stick butter and place in a bowl just large enough to hold a muffin. Combine 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl. As soon as the muffing are done, dip them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture. Set on a rack to cool.

PS, at the farmers market yesterday, one of the farmers convinced me to try a golden raspberry. I normally can have one raspberry and be done, but these were great. Sweet and slightly tart, but not too much of that "raspberrieness" that usually turns me off from raspberries. I did something fun with about half of them, but if anyone has any other suggestions about what to do with golden raspberries, I am all ears!

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Anonymous said...

These muffins look SO good! The golden raspberries look like little jewels - a friend gave me a jar of golden raspberry jam a week ago. Hmmm, maybe you can explore jam making further now that you've got one batch under your belt :-)

Anonymous said...

Last summer I made a pie of golden raspberries, red raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and apple, sweetened with a bit of agave and I pretty much couldn't stop eating that.

Unknown said...

oh my, they kinda remind me of snickerdoodles :)

never tried the golden raspberries... what was the fun thing with the first half??

Marthe said...

Aren't these the best? I made them a while ago and absolutely loved them!!