Everyone pay attention to this one...this may be one of the best recipes I've ever baked! It's all the best parts of a donut, in a healthier muffin form!
I've been meaning to try this little gem for a while now and I finally remembered to buy jam at the grocery store so today was the day.
Jelly Donut Muffins
*my changes below, original recipe found here
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used a little less nutmeg and a little more cinnamon)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar (I only used 1/2 a cup)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk (Skim milk please)
Jam (I used raspberry)
1/4 cup butter, melted (This is a ridiculous amount. I used less than 1 Tbsp)
1/3 cup sugar (I didn't measure these out, just poured some of each on a plate and mixed together)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl:
In a small bowl, mix sugar, oil, milk and egg:
Add the liquid bowl to the flour mixture and stir until just combined- don't overmix!
Put a small spoonful of batter in the bottom of each muffin tin. Then add a teaspoon or so of jam/jelly to each one:
Top with another spoonful of batter. You might need to use a spoon to spread it all the way over the top:
I had JUST enough to make 12 muffins:
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. When they come out of the oven, melt a little butter in a small dish and mix some cinnamon and sugar on a plate.
Brush a muffin top with a light coat of butter, then dip into the cinnamon and sugar. The original recipe says to dunk in the butter but i think that's a little excessive!
Repeat with the rest of the muffins:
****EDITOR'S NOTE: If I were making these again, I would skip the whole buttering step and just sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on top prior to baking***