Friday, December 31, 2010

Glazed Doughnut Muffins

Oh my goodness these are good!! I got this recipe off of and had to give it a try! These remind me of the doughnuts I'd make when I lived at home and we had a doughnut maker! Yum! These are sooooo good while still warm with a mug of hot chocolate!!! They are just the right amount of sweetness, and muffin-iness, a perfect breakfast on a cold winter morning!!

Glazed Doughnut Muffins
For the Batter:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk

For the Glaze:
3 tablespoons butter; melted
1 cup confectioners’ sugar; sifted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water

1) Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a standard muffin tin. Or line with 12 paper muffin cups, and grease the cups with non-stick vegetable oil spray; this will ensure that they peel off the muffins nicely.
2) In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth.
3) Add the eggs, beating to combine.
4) In another bowl stir together the flour,baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and  salt.
5) Measure the 1 cup milk and add the 1 teaspoon vanilla to this.
6) Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
7) Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full.
8) Bake the muffins for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they’re a pale golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
9.) In a medium bowl, prepare the glaze by mixing together the melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth.
10.) When muffins have cooled slightly so you can handle them but still warm so the glaze runs down them,  dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. At this point, you can leave them as is or go for the double dip. I glazed my muffins twice.
11.) Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight. Muffins will keep at room temperature for about a day......if you don't eat them all!

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