Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins

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Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins have a light, buttery texture and are rolled in cinnamon sugar. They taste just like an old-fashioned doughnut with a hint of nutmeg and almond and they make a great on the go breakfast.

Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins

 

The batter for these doughnuts is really easy. For best results you’ll want to use an electric mixer to mix it.

You’ll beat 5 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter with a combination of granulated sugar and light brown sugar, an egg, and both vanilla extract and almond extract. If you don’t like almond extract, you can just increase the vanilla extract by 1/2 teaspoon.

Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins

 

Next beat in the buttermilk and then all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

These doughnut muffins only need about 15 to 18 minutes to bake. Let them cool 5 to 10 minutes and then dip them in melted butter and roll them in cinnamon sugar. The butter soaks in a makes them magnificently buttery. I think they taste best eaten warm from the oven with a tall glass of milk.

Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins

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Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins
Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins have a light, buttery texture and are rolled in cinnamon sugar. They taste just like an old-fashioned doughnut with a hint of nutmeg and almond and they make a great on the go breakfast.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy muffins
Servings: 9
Calories: 241 kcal
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon-Sugar Topping
  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 9 muffin cups with cooking spray.

  2. Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter, both sugars, egg, and extracts at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add buttermilk and beat just until it is incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure it is evenly mixed.

  4. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and beat on low just until combined.

  5. Divide batter between the 9 prepared cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until they feel firm when you press down gently on top.

    Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.

  6. Place melted butter in a bowl.

    Combine sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.

  7. Dip the muffin tops in the butter, letting it drip down the sides.

    Roll the muffins in cinnamon-sugar.

Recipe Notes

If you only have salted butter, go ahead and use it. The increase in saltiness should be negligible.

Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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