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Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Sometimes, you just want a doughnut. If you’re like me, you have trouble justifying the drive to a bakery just to buy one, so you get a dozen. And then eat them all. Not good. Here’s my take on a mini-muffin that tastes just like a delicious doughnut. Without the guilt. The original recipe for this used butter, I like to substitute applesauce wherever I can – and always have success when using it in muffins or bread. These are light and delicious. Bet you can’t eat just one! I’m glad I’m heading out of the house – otherwise there’s no way these would make it to the meeting I’m taking them to tonight!

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 36 mini-muffin cups.
  2. Mix sugar, applesauce, and spices in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Using a melon baller or teaspoon, fill the prepared mini muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. While muffins are baking, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl or ziplock bag. Remove muffins from their cups, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture while still warm. Let cool and serve.
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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I stumbled across your page yesterday when it was featured on the wordpress “freshly pressed” page. I really, really love love your posts, and have had such fun looking around. I’ve added you to my links so I can keep up now:)

  2. What heavenly little morsels. I love quick and easy recipes that produce such wonderful taste explosions.
    I’m looking forward to making these for my nephews and niece.
    🙂 Mandy

  3. I just found your blog via “Freshly Pressed” and I am stunned. How did I not know about you before? Every recipe looks so amazing. I have a lot of catching up to do!

  4. Tried these night before last. My family inhaled them! What a hit! I agree with you that the spices could be tweaked a bit, but overall a wonderful recipe.

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