Last Friday while I was blog surfing for a new dessert recipe to make for a family thing we had this weekend, I came across a recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins at Katskitchen (http://katskitchen.wordpress.com/).
Oh My! This is hands down my favorite kind of muffin at present. Not only to eat, but also to make. They were VERY delicious and SO easy. I actually made them three times over the weekend. I first made them on Friday night to test them out and was THRILLED when I could make them (quietly) while my 1 year old napped. Any recipe that involves a good ol wooden spoon and some elbow grease is so nice when your house is as small as mine and you can't make a whole lot of noise when the bebe is sleeping. My husband and son loved them too which is always an added bonus.
I will definitely be making these time and time again. Thanks Kat!
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
(Recipe adopted from: Laura Rebecca’s Kitchen)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream (plain yogurt)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 8 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Position oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups sprayed with non-stick spray.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream/yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Don’t over mix; batter will be slightly lumpy.
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.
While the muffins are baking, melt 1/2 stick butter and place in a bowl just large enough to hold a muffin. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl. As soon as the muffins are done, dip them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture. Set on a rack to cool.
Yields 12 standard muffins.