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Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins

Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins

Serves: Makes 12 muffins

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1/2 cup milk, such as Horizon Organic
1 large egg, such as Horizon Organic
1/3 cup unsalted butter, such as Horizon Organic, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest (optional)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping
1/3 cup unsalted butter, such as Horizon Organic
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


To make the muffins: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or coat each cup with cooking spray.

In a small bowl whisk together milk, egg, butter, vanilla and orange zest until well combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Gently stir in egg mixture, mixing just to combine. Batter will be lumpy and thick.

Divide batter evenly between muffin cups, filling each 1/2 full. Bake for 20 minutes until tops spring back and muffins are golden brown.

Meanwhile make the topping: Melt butter in a small bowl. In a separate bowl combine cinnamon, sugar and vanilla.

When muffins are done, remove them from the pan and allow to cool until they are easy to handle, about 5 minutes. Dip each muffin in butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve while warm with a nice glass of cold Horizon Organic milk.

Photo: Courtesy of Horizon Organic

About the recipe

These sweetly spiced treats taste just like freshly made doughnuts. This recipe comes courtesy of Horizon Organic.