muffins that taste like doughnuts.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on August 20, 2010

in Recipe

We have a staff potluck for work today and I, as I almost always do, signed up to bring a dessert. Baking is one of my favorite hobbies, but it’s way too dangerous for my waistline to keep baked goodies around the apartment too frequently.  Bringing them to work is the perfect solution!

Ever since I first heard about Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts a month or so ago, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to try them!

Adapted from the Pioneer Womans

Muffins that taste like doughnuts

(Makes 12 regular size muffins)

  • 1-¾ cup flour (1 cup white whole wheat, ¾ cup regular)
  • 1-½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoons nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ⅓ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cups soy milk

In one bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, combine oil, sugar, egg and milk.
Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir only enough to combine.
Fill a greased 12 cup muffin tin about half way.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.

Once the muffins are almost done baking, prepare the topping.

for the topping

  • ¼ cups butter
  • ⅓ cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Melt the butter in a bowl (do this after you take the muffins out of the oven)
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, and let cool on a wire rack.

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Astrid August 20, 2010 at 8:55 am

These are perfect for me, because I prefer muffins to donuts. I LOVE muffins!!! I need to make these one day. Soon. Have a fun potluck!

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I think you’d love them, they are so good!

tropicaleats August 20, 2010 at 10:35 am

the title of this post is amazing. you had me at doughnuts.

awesome recipe!!!

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm

It is quite astonishing how much they actually do taste like doughnuts…just without the deep fried part!

Jessie (Bites and Pieces) August 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm

These look great, especially the tasting like donuts part! I haven’t had a real donut in years, so these would be a great substitute. 🙂

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Most definitely! I think I might prefer them to an actual doughnut since it wasn’t as heavy and greasy!

spabettie August 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I have been wanting to try these FOREVER ! I like the subs you used… I may have to use YOUR recipe when I finally make these – they look SO good…


mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Happy Friday, indeed!

I think I want to play around a little with the subs – but I definitely think they worked well!

Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt August 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Want to mail one this way?! They look so good!

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Haha…if there were any left, I totally would! They went fast!

Dorry August 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Those look delicious! I bet they’d work just the same with almond milk, too. Yum!

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I bet they would!

Nicci@NiftyEats August 21, 2010 at 3:02 am

So making muffins this weekend. Holy yum I can’t wait to try them

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