The texture is of those doughy donuts which I liked. Best part was the topping of course! Just like how donuts should be treated in the old fashion manner... rolled in sugar but for this, there is the additional cinnamon powder in the sugar. I find that this muffins is best eaten on the day itself as the next day I find the muffins a bit tough.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 8 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick butter, melted (about 55g)
1/4 cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Position oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 200C. Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Don't overmix; batters should not be smooth.
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 ½ cup of sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl. As soon as the muffing 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.
p/s: I've added 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder in the flour mixture for an extra cinnamon oompphh which you can omit if you're not a big fan of cinnamon.
Ref: Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins, Laura Rebecca's Kitchen
If you're a cinnamon lover like me, check out these recipes:
Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon and Oats Crumble
Apple and Cinnamon Tea Cake
Baked French Toast
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