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Donut Muffins

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donut-muffins
This is the perfect marriage between a donut and a muffin! They taste like donut holes, but in a variety of flavors. There are several recipes out there for these delectable bites and I’ve tried a few but this one is my favorite. I found it here on Hillbilly Housewife and I made a few slight variations:

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Doughnut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening (Make sure you use shortening, not margarine.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp butter flavor extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash together the shortening and sugar.
  2. Add the egg and whisk it all up until it is smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg into the bowl.
  4. Pour in the milk, butter extract and vanilla extract. Mix the batter with a whisk until it is smooth.
  5. Drop the mixture into 24 oiled mini muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake the muffins at 350 for 15-18 minutes, the tops my still look pale. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.

For the glazes:

—–Chocolate

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  1. Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in a small glass bowl and microwave until melted.
  2. Add the chocolate and sugar and whisk until smooth.
  3. Dip tops of muffins into glaze. Allow glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving.

—–Strawberry Glaze

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • a few drops pink food coloring
  1. Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and strawberry extract in a small glass bowl and microwave until melted.
  2. Add the sugar and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add food coloring and stir until desired color is reached.
  4. Dip tops of muffins into glaze. Allow glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving.

—– Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.

Variations:

  • Add a few teaspoons of cocoa to the muffin batter to make chocolate muffins
  • For the cinnamon sugar coated muffins, I just dipped the whole muffin in melted butter then rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture.

Be careful with these, they may seem small and harmless, but it’s easy to eat more than a few!

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