Monday, November 12, 2012

Birthdays...Contractions...and Glazed Doughnut Muffins

I've been quiet for a while on here. Sorry about that.. I didn't disappear so much as I went nesting mode....and I have been having contractions.. which at 30 weeks pregnant isn't great. Unfortunately.. its the 3rd baby...and its happened every time. I will end up having to go to the hospital a few times...get pills to stop...and shots...then she will come early anyways. My Dr is shooting for 36 weeks...but she said she is afraid it will be more like 35 weeks. Can I just say I am not ready yet... I am not ready yet...I am not ready yet. In the mean time life has certainly been flying by. My oldest just turned 4 yesterday... I don't know how I didn't give him permission... seriously these kids are out of control...they age without permission and are born without permission... So on his birthday I let him choose pretty much every meal what he wants.. My little man has a muffin obsession...and a doughnut obsession...and one day quite sometime ago I found a recipe on King Arthur. I made them and the kids loved him..but the cinnamon and sugar went everywhere...everywhere I tell you... Any ways M1 (monster number one) asked for doughnut muffins... because he has a memory like an elephant...and I had already forgot all about them. So that's what I made.. except this time I decided these things would have to be glazed...because I wasn't going thru that whole cinnamon sugar episode again. Mine is just slightly different than the recipe. I added cinnamon less nutmeg and I think I even assembled them differently... plus instead of the lovely but messy cinnamon sugar...a nice little glaze.

Doughnut Muffins

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  •  1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk

  • Preheat the oven to 400. I used muffin liners but sprayed the inside of them to make sure they peeled off easy. I mixed the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl. I creamed the butter vegetable and both sugars together... Then I beat in the eggs one at a time making sure they were completely mixed in.. I mixed in the vanilla extract. Now I took the flour and sprinkled some in and poured in some milk.. I alternated like that and ended with the milk. Once I got them all mixed in I stopped so I didn't over mix them. I filled each muffin cup up evenly with a cookie scoop... It filled them all the way up and made a total of 12. I baked them for 20 minutes until they were just a light brown... I tested with a toothpick at 15min and it still needed to cook a few minutes more. I got them out let them cool till I could handle them and then I glazed them. Now the cinnamon sugar was good but I wanted something my little guys could maybe eat without me having to you know clean cinnamon and sugar off of them for 20 minutes. The glaze was easy. I melted 2 T of butter and a mixed with a cup of powdered sugar a splash of vanilla and then about 3 T of hot water.. mix it until you get a thick consistency.. I used a fork and did it till a thick strand dripped off.. Then I dipped the top of each one and let them set up for about 5 mins. They are really yummy and super easy... try them soon!...Oh and notice in the picture.. I let them dry on a cookie rack with a piece of wax paper underneath...makes it ever so much easier to clean up.

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    1. new[est] follower. loving this post and loving your blog. can't wait to keep following along!

      stop by sometime!

      1. Thank you so much! I will stop by just as soon as monsters are in bed and I get a few free moments.

    2. Yuum! I think that I am going to have to try these out!

      1. They are really good. They really do have the texture of cake doughnuts.

    3. I found your blog from the Blog Hop and glad I did! I have to try those muffins! They look so yummy!

      1. Thank you so much! They are great try them out!

    4. those look amazing! i can understand though how it might be tough cleaning it off the little ones though!
      i really hope things get easier for you soon though!

      and im following your blog on gfc now via the gfc blog hop! looking forward to future posts :)

      1. Cleaning up monsters never gets easier... good thing they make up for it by being so cute! Thanks for following.. I will head over to your blog and check yours out just as soon as I have a monster free

    5. Stopping by from the GFC Blog Hop, following and I wanted to say hi! Those donut muffins look awesome!

      Misfit Librarian

      1. Thank you ...they are really tasty... Misfit Librarian the name alone has me soon as I have a monster free moment I cant wait to check out your blog!

    6. Yummm, these look awesome and delicious!!

    7. Wow! Those look very yummy.

      New follower from Mommy Moments.

    8. These look delicious - can't wait to try making them! I'm visiting your from Sumo's Sweet Stuff Linky Party. I am your newest follower on GFC and would love if you could come visit me too at Have a great weekend!

    9. Oh man those look good. And I bet they taste yummy too! Thanks for sharing on the We Made That Linky!