If you walk downhill for a really long time, you will come to find that you have ass muscles you never knew existed and they will hurt like a bitch. I found this out yesterday when I woke up and was walking like a bent over old man cause it hurt to stand up. While I sat around feeling sorry for myself I decided sugar would make me feel better. Donuts make me happy. Donuts also make me really fat. So here is the perfect solution.
Donut Muffins. Muffins made from donut batter. Pure awesome. This recipe came once again from Hillbilly Housewife. Seriously you guys if you haven't checked her site out please do. It's full of so much awesome information and ideas, she's taught me a lot of what I know. Her and my Momma.
Putting this batter together couldn't be simpler. Combine your shortening and sugar, or in my case oil and sugar. Add in your egg and mix that well. Add in the rest of the ingredients and let her rip. Put that in your greased or lined regular sized muffin tin. Or, fill up a mini muffin tin for cute little donut bites like I did. The easiest and most mess free way to do this is to use a piping bag, like so:
I even used the star tip cause I'm fancy. Actually I'm just really lazy and didn't feel like looking for the regular circle tip...
Now, at this point you can put some sugar or cinnamon or both on top before you bake them, do whatever floats your boat. Stick them in the oven, 12 -14 minutes.
While they are baking, mix together your powdered sugar and cinnamon, melt yourself some butter. As soon as these babies are done, pop them out of the pan and brush them with butter. You could use spray butter if you want, that might even be better. Throw them in a bag with the powdered sugar and shake it up real good.
And there you go, a powdered donut muffin. But ya know what? I say powdered donuts suck if they aren't filled with strawberry jelly. The easiest way to do this is to just pipe it in from the bottom. Make sure you do it after you powder them.
These are so good. I ate like 5 of them and took a nap. It was so worth it.
Donut Muffins recipe adapted from Hillbilly Housewife
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
3/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
4 Tablespoon Butter, Melted
Jelly, any flavor (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F/175C
Combine Oil and Sugar. Add egg and whisk until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Grease or line Muffin or Mini Muffin tin. Fill cups 2/3 full, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if you want to.
Bake 25 minutes for full sized muffins, 12-14 minutes for mini muffins. Remove from pan immediately and brush with butter. Combine Powdered Sugar and Cinnamon in a large plastic bag. Add muffins to sugar mixture and shake until coated. Fill with Jelly if desired.