Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Doughnut Muffins

I have had requests for the Doughnut muffins I made for Birthday breakfast.

I really like cake doughnuts but I don't have a doughnut pan so I decided to use a muffin pan. I found This Recipe. I of course adapted it because I am not one to ever follow someone else's recipe well. :) You may choose to use that recipe or try out my adaptations.

The batter recipe:


3/4 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon vinegar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 tablespoons grated orange zest

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup butter, melted

Batter once its mixed together


Preheat oven to 400*. 

In a medium bowl, mix sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and flour.Add the vinegar to the milk and let stand for 10 minutes. Mix milk, eggs, honey,almond extract, orange zest and butter in a separate medium bowl, and stir into the dry ingredients. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan.

Bake 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

While they are baking make the glaze and toast the coconut. 

1/4 cup white sugar
2 Tbls molasses
3-4 Tbls water
2 Tbls corn starch

In a sauce pan combine sugar, molasses, and water on low heat. Whisk together until sugar is dissolved and it starts to bubble. Add the cornstarch one Tbls at a time whisking between additions. Allow to bubble slowly for 2 minutes stirring continually with whisk. Allow to cool slightly. 
Toasting Coconut:
In a dry non stick pan place a thin layer of shredded coconut in the pan. Cook on low heat stirring occasionally as it browns.

Place muffins on wire rack to cool as they come out of the muffin pan. Once they are cool enough to handle dip the tops of the muffins into the glaze and set on the wire rack. Before the glaze has cooled sprinkle with toasted coconut. 

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Question: does the glaze harden after it's on the muffins, or does it stay kinda sticky-bun?

  2. It hardens enough that you can not add the coconut after it hardens. If you want it stickier I would put as little water in as possible and do not boil it as long. :)

  3. Thanks for the explanation. You just saved me many hours of experimentation... lol. Actually, I think we will like it hardened, without the coconut. Although the coconut adds a visual enticement.
    : D

  4. Those look delicious! I was watching Cupcake Wars the other night and they were making donut cupcakes so I already have that craving. :)

  5. Yummmy! Thanks for sharing. My girls will love these.

  6. Yum. I'll try these this weekend when my husband is home, so I don't eat them all myself.

  7. :) Pam, I am glad I have 4 kids, it saves me from eating all my creations myself too.