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Friday, 22 August 2008

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

I love cinnamon!!! I guess it must be the heady sweet smelling fragrance that wafts outta the oven or pot whenever cinnamon is used. Hence, when I saw this Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins over at Laura Rebecca's Kitchen, I just couldn't resist but made a batch myself.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

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
Apple Crumble
Carrot Cake

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Love a Lot said...

OMG these muffins looks fantastic!!!!!! baked with yogurt hmmmm

Babe_KL said...

love-a-lot bear, tasted fantastic too! thanks for dropping by

Unknown said...

brilliant idea! i love cinnamon...and loving the scent in my flat when i was baking anything with cinnamon hmmm

Babe_KL said...

me too rita!!! i think i'm a cinnamon freak :p

Esi said...

These look wonderful. Do you think Greek yogurt would work for them?

lisa is cooking said...

These look great! There is a similar recipe in the book cupcakes! by Eleanor Klivans. I'll take donuts in any way, shape, or form.

Ingrid_3Bs said...

MMMM, sounds good!

Babe_KL said...

esi, i think they should work as well

thanks lisa & ingrid

Marthe said...

Aren't these the greatest? I made them a while ago and really enjoyed them!

crunchLin said...

these. seem. perfect!!!
i've been wanting to make donuts... but not fried bc of all the oil.

&& i don't have a donut baking pan! so YAY im excited!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Pam said...

I LOVE cinnamon. These muffins are making my mouth water. I honestly can't wait to make these little beauties. Great recipe.

MamaLisa said...

Just made these with buttermilk instead of the yogurt because it's what was in the fridge, 1/4 oil and a maybe a quarter teaspoon extra baking soda. YUM! Also added cinnamon to the dry mixture like suggested. I indeed burned my mouth on the first one (couldn't wait for it to cool!) and it was totally worth it. Don't know how I'll wait 'til after dinner for more...

Babe_KL said...

yes definitely marthe

no problem crunchlin, i saw these in tastespotting sometime back :D

thanks pam

mamalisa, gosh i think buttermilk will make it richer in taste!