Sometimes, when I’m seriously wanting donuts but I’m too lazy to get in the car and drive to the donut shop, or if it’s mid-afternoon and I know the donut shop is sold out of donuts, or if there are workers in the neighborhood who might want a treat, these muffins are easy to make and the ingredients are the things we mostly always have on hand.
This morning, workers got a batch of donut muffins and they were thankful!
3/4 c. sugar
1 large egg
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, at room temp
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 T. butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease muffin cups. If using regular size, this recipe will make about a dozen muffins. If using mini muffins, it will make about 2 dozen.
In mixing bowl, mix together 3/4 cup sugar and egg until light colored. Add the 1/4 cup butter and beat til fluffy.
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg.
Alternately add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture, along with milk.
Stir in vanilla and beat til everything is blended.
Spoon into muffin tins. Bake 15 – 20 minutes, depending on size of muffin tin used.
As soon as muffins are done, brush tops with melted butter. Dump 1/2 cup sugar into a large zipper type bag. Add muffins, a couple at a time, and shake to coat with sugar. Cool on wire rack.