Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Jelly Doughnut Muffins Are Easy to Make and Simply Delicious!


Today, I want to share a fabulous recipe to make muffins that will remind you of filled jelly doughnuts.  My version is quite yummy only minus all those extra calories from grease and deep frying!   These better for you delights have a cinnamon-sugar topping for supplying an additional tempting doughnut like taste.

You would think these little treats would be complicated to make.  However, you would be wrong.  The hardest part involved is finding all the necessary ingredients in your pantry and lining them up for preparation. 

You won't be needing your electric mixer.  All you need to have on hand is your wooden spoon or whisk.  Two mixing bowls are also important because one will be for batter and the other for topping.

Be sure to use level measurements of your baking powder and baking soda.  Don't assume that  heaping more of either will make your recipe grow more.  Too much baking powder or soda will ruin it.  The best thing is to use your measuring spoons and your knife to level it off. 

I hope you try my recipe because this really is a delicious alternative to help curb that doughnut craving!

My Jelly Doughnut Muffins

1-3/4 cups of flour
1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup of milk
jam, jelly, or preserves of your choice

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping:

1/4 cup melted margarine or butter (not spread)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

To Make the Muffin Batter:

Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl.

In another mixing bowl, add the sugar, oil, egg, milk, and vanilla. 

Mix those above ingredients and add to flour mixture.  Stir and combine the ingredients together until moistened.  (You do not want to over mix the muffin batter.  If you do, your muffins will be dry).

Either grease the cups of your muffin pan or use paper liners before filling each cup half full with batter.

Next, add one teaspoon of that jam in each cup before covering over with more batter until it is three-fourths full. 

Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

To Make the Topping:

Combine the melted margarine in one bowl.  Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in another mixing bowl.

Dip your fresh from the oven muffins in the melted margarine first and then coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture in the other bowl.

ENJOY!

No comments: