Muffins, sugar, donuts...these are a few of my favorite things. When I decided to make these little morsels of goodness, I expected them to be good. I didn't expect them to be THIS good. Imagine sugar donuts but even better because they have the texture of a muffin. Muffins are my thing, in case you didn't know.
I now have my Christmas morning breakfast for the family. I can make these the night before which works well with the busy Christmas schedules we all have. They are filling but light enough for those of us that "save" ourselves for the Christmas meal we have waited all year for!
3/4 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbls. melted butter, for dipping
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
1 Tbls. cinnamon, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tin with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
In a smaller bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into sugar/egg mixture and stir until well combined.
Add in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well.
Pour into muffin tins (mini or standard) filling each about 3/4 full.
Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave.
Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
When the muffins are done, allow them to cool for a few minutes so you can easily handle them.
Dunk tops of the muffins first in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Take a bite and make as many noises as you need to while savoring that first bite. Yes, they really are that good!
Keep in an air tight container. They will keep their softness for a few days. You can also pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up. Enjoy!