Muffins That Taste Like Donuts: Lovin’ from the Oven

I hate buying donuts for many reasons. One, they are bad for us. Two, my kids are never happy with the variety I get. Three, my preschooler usually just eats the frosting and leaves the bottom for the garbage. Four, they are only cheap if they are a week old and stale. Five, they don’t stay with my kids, creating hungry, sugar-buzzed monsters an hour or less after they have eaten them. So, although once in a great while I buy or actually make homemade donuts, I usually make pseudo donuts. These muffins are a great example. I can make them with whole wheat flour. I can even cut down the sugar amount. Ssh! Just don’t tell my kids.
Muffins That Taste Like Donuts:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine the egg, 1/3 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar and milk in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the dry ingredients and add, stirring just until moist. Scoop into greased muffin tin. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes. While still warm, dunk in melted butter. Dip into the sugar, until top is entirely coated
Here is pseudo donut coffee cake from my site, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.