How can a Muffin ever be like a Donut?

I know what you are thinking a muffin can never be like a donut. And for the most part you are correct. But these muffins have a donut esque taste. Plus they bake up quick and who doesn’t love cinnamon sugar. I thought these came out perfectly and the recipe was so easy to follow. The only problem I had is that I have not yet acquired asbestos hands so it was really hard to hold the piping hot muffins to do the dipping in butter and cinnamon sugar. I hope in time I can acquire those hands so that I can be like the chefs on TV who scare me by putting their bare hand almost on the bottom of a smoking hot skillet. Wouldn’t it be fun to scare you dinner guests like that! Anyway back to the muffins. These would be perfect for the last minute you were supposed to bake something because there is no butter creaming and the only thing that you might not have in your house (or well my house) would be the yogurt. And don’t forget you only need 12-15 minutes to bake these. So the next time you are in a pinch for something to bake and you don’t have all day or the dreaded, "Mom I need something tomorrow for my whole class", try making these. Don't worry, I never did that to my mom. I was way to organized!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
2/3 cup of brown sugar
4 to 8 Tablespoons of oil – I used 6
1 teaspoon of vanilla

½ stick of melted butter
¼ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 and line muffin tin with paper cups. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl whisk together the eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture in to the wet mixture and combine with light strokes until all of the dry ingredients are just moistened. The batter will be really lumpy and won’t be smooth at all. Divide the batter amongst the cups and bake 12-15 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Melt the butter in a small bowl so that just the muffin top will fit. And combine the sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. As soon as the muffins are done baking, take them out of the muffin tin and dip them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. This is where the asbestos hands come into play. Then set on the rack to cool completely. This makes 12 muffins.

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