I tried this recipe on a whim this weekend. I always drool over cinnamon sugared anything so when I first saw this recipe I could not wait to try it. I seem to always prefer snacks in mini form so I made these to resemble donut holes. They actually very much reminded me of donut holes because they are perfectly popable ( is that a word?) and they are sugary and delicious.
Cinnamon Sugar Mini "Donut" Muffins from Velvet Lava
Ingredients:1/3 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg (preferably room temperature)
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium-large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients and stir just until combined, but still a bit lumpy. Do NOT overmix; overmixing will ruin the texture of the finished muffins.
Scoop batter into muffin tins that have sprayed with cooking spray. Using a large ice cream scoop. A mini muffin tin will yield 24 muffins. This recipe will yield 10-12 regular sized muffins.
For a mini muffin tin, make for 15 minutes. For regular sized muffins bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they just start to turn a bit golden at the edges.
For the topping, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place melted butter in another small bowl. Dip the warm muffins in melted butter (you can dip just the top, but it's even tastier to dip the whole muffin!), then dip/roll the muffin in cinnamon sugar.