Meltaway Muffins

When I made Barefoot Contessa’s baked cinnamon sugar doughnuts, I couldn’t get over how they just melted in your mouth. Much like the Tastefully Simple muffins I made years ago from a package. Knowing not everyone has a doughnut pan, I wanted to adapt the recipe to recreate those little muffins. In the name of research, I had to do a lot of taste testing. It’s the hard part of my job. However, the doughnut recipe has been adapted and I found the perfect cinnamon and sugar to muffin ration.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine:
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
In a large mixing bowl, beat:
1 egg
3/4 c milk
1/3 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
Gradually beat in dry mixture until moist. Grease mini muffin pan {easier without liners} and fill each just over 2/3 full. Bake 14 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan.

Topping:
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 c sugar mixture

Coat muffins in butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Best when served warm, but I promise, you won’t hate them even a day later!

Just 10 minutes hands on time.
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Coordinately yours,
 
Julie
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10 Comments

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Anonymous

    Hello, I have seen these on pinterest, but notice that the method is only partially written on your blog. Im sure its obvious what follows mixing the ingredients together, but I would love to read the rest of it and give these bad boys a try!! Many Thanks in advance :)

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Mary-Alice

    I wanted to pin these but the recipe is incomplete. Please fix it so we can all try them. Thanks in advance.

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Julie Blanner

    I am SO sorry! I’m honestly not sure what happened. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. They have an addictive quality!

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Mary-Alice

    Thanks for fixing it. These really look so yummy. The blog gremlins just happened to you. :-).

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Click Photography KC

    Not going to lie…if I lived closer, I would stop by Julie’s home daily. She makes me feel like a kid going to the grocery store, running directly to the bakery, and ringing the bell for a free cookie treat. Every time I stop by to see Julie, there’s some delicious creation that I get to taste test. This particular one is so easy and amazing, I’m going to try it out this weekend for my family. It’s so addictive.

  • Reply August 31, 2013

    Anonymous

    Can I make these in a regular size muffin pan?

    • Reply August 31, 2013

      Julie Blanner

      Of course! I made them both ways, just liked the cinnamon/sugar ratio of mini muffins. Just add another minute and be liberal with your coating! Enjoy!

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