My girls will eat any doughnut you give them...my little Jordyn prefers glazed donut holes. I can please them all with this simple recipe. I bookmarked a recipe for doughnut muffins posted by Cooking with K. I knew as soon as I saw the name that I had to make these...then I saw the picture...yummy! I decided to make these in mini muffin pans so they are more like little donut hole bites. See...they look like doughnut holes here...
I rolled some of the doughnut muffins in a cinnamon/sugar mixture and the others in a vanilla glaze. Next time, I'm going to try a chocolate glaze, blueberry glaze, and strawberry glaze. We have so many favorite doughnuts...the topping choices are really endless. Whatever you like can be made into a glaze. You can also use nuts, sprinkles, coconut, mini candy pieces, etc. I think vanilla bean sugar would be amazing too! My favorite doughnuts are apple fritters, so I could add diced apples to the muffins and then roll them in cinnamon vanilla glaze to recreate these.
This recipe makes 24 mini doughnut muffins, and I had enough batter left for 2 regular size muffins too! I just made a few minor changes to the original recipe.
1/3 C Canola oil
3/4 C white sugar
3/4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 C cake flour (or all purpose flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 T melted butter
1/4 C white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 T milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, add oil, sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla extract. Beat for 1 minute.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the wet ingredients. Mix for another minute until combined and there are no more lumps.
Pour batter into a large liquid measuring cup with a spout. Fill the muffin tins 3/4 of the way full.
Bake for 9 minutes until puffed up and firm to the touch.
For the toppings:
Put the melted butter in a bowl. Put the cinnamon/sugar in a separate bowl. Dip each muffin top in the butter, then roll the entire muffin around in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Set aside.
Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make a glaze in a bowl. Dip each muffin in the glaze and roll around on all sides. Set aside to let the glaze firm up. Enjoy!