Monday, February 20, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

These muffins are as delicious as they look. I saw them a couple times posted on Pinterest and Foodgawker and couldn't resist any longer after I saw them on The Best Think I Ever Ate. I just love anything with cinnamon!
I really like this recipe from Baked Perfection because you can claim that it's "healthier" than the average muffin. I used half whole wheat flour and used fat free yogurt. I also doubled the amount of cinnamon and added some nutmeg. They are absolutely amazing while they're still warm from the oven!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 cup fat free yogurt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda salt, and cinnamon 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. Do not over mix; batter will not be smooth.
  3. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted in one or two of the muffins come out clean, 12-15 minutes.
  4. 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 tsp. cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl. As soon as the muffing are done, brush them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture. Set on parchment paper to cool.
Makes 12 muffins

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