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Monday, June 4, 2012

Magical Muffins


We enjoy hosting many of our family and friends during the busy summer months.  These yummy muffins taste like doughnuts and require a lot less preparation.  While they are baking, I scramble some eggs, squeeze some juice, and then serve breakfast with love.  You'll find these muffins are just magic!
  
Glazed Doughnut Muffins

For Batter:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
For Glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly grease a standard muffin tin or line with 12 paper muffin cups.*  In a medium mixing bowl cream together the butter, oil and sugars till smooth.  Add the eggs, beating to combine.  Stir in the baking powder baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla.  Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, combining thoroughly.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full.  Bake the muffins for 15 to 17 minutes or until they are pale golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center muffins comes out clean. 
*Consider spraying paper liners with a non-stick spray so muffins separate from them easily.


In a medium bowl, prepare the glaze by mixing together the melted butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and hot water until smooth.  When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. 


Now repeat again, giving them a double dip. 


Serve warm or cool on a rack and wrap airtight.  Muffins will keep at room temperature for about a day.  Makes 12.

recipe from King Arthur Flour 

Go ahead, make some magic muffins at your house!
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18 comments :

  1. I love the idea of the taste sensation of a doughnut without the fried dough. The cinnamon-nutmeggy tastes is one of my older daughter's favorites. She would love these.

    I'll bet they would be good as mini muffins and in a brunch buffet.

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  2. Renee, These muffins will be on the menu for sure!!!!! I will get lots of kisses from my family! Thanks for sharing this great yummy treat at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  3. These look SO amazing, thank you for sharing!

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  4. They sound great and love the "double dipped" look:@)

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  5. These look so so good! What a great treat for friends and family. Sending hugs from the midwest!!!

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  6. Yummy! Makes me wish I wasn't so much of a night owl so I could come over for breakfast!!!

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  7. I can see Renee, how these would be a HUGE hit! You always have something fun and delicious! Oh, I forgot, magical!

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  8. Oh I am in BIG trouble. These look delicious. :)

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  9. Wow! Love this, please share it! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at www.familyhomeandlife.com

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  10. Sounds like the perfect morning! I am coming to visit! Of course I am going to take mine dipped in frosting - I am such a frosting girl. When I get everyone home, I need to try these. It would be dangerous to make them and consume them all myself!

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  11. These look wonderful! I love that you double dipped them! Just perfect =o)

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  12. Yum ~ one of the few times that double dipping is allowed! lol
    'hugs from afar'

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  13. These sound yummy! I have only ever made doughnuts once and thought 'never again' as I don't really like to fry. I will definitely give these a try.

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  14. What a wonderful way to start the day! Your family is very lucky to have to serving up wonderful breakfasts like this. A muffin that tastes like a donut and double-dipped sounds delicious!

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  15. I love doughnuts, but never make them so this would be a special treat. In this circumstance double dipping is encouraged.

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  16. Oh, my but these look delicious. I don't think they are on my diet, but think I'll make them anyway. LOL

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  17. The double dip puts these muffins over the top! :)

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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