jelly donut muffins

jelly donut muffins
















I had a really honest talk with myself today.




Yes, with myself.  I talk to myself.  Pretty consistently.

Anyway, I came to the conclusion that I am just not meant to make donuts.  It just isn't in the cards for me.

But I'm still obsessed with them.  So being the problem solver that I am, I decided to make one of my favorites into something I know I can make - a muffin.
jelly donut muffins


















This is probably one of the better ideas I've ever had.  Plus, because I bought this big jar of my favorite jam, I'll be putting it on everything until every last bit is gone.

That'll make for a wonderful 3 to 4 days.

Anyway, onto this incredibly easy and delicious recipe.

jelly donut muffins
















INGREDIENTS

for the muffin

1 ¾ cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¾ cup sugar

⅓ cup vegetable oil

1 egg , lightly beaten

¾ cup low-fat milk

jam

for the topping

¼ cup butter , melted

⅓ cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine sugar, oil, egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.


Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full; place 1 teaspoon jam on top. Cover jam with enough batter to fill muffin cups three-fourths full. (It doesn't have to look perfect.  The muffin will expand while it bakes and cover whatever spots you didn't get.)


Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.



Place melted butter in a small bowl; combine sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. Immediately after removing muffins from the oven, dip tops in butter, then in cinnamon sugar.

jelly donut muffins
















Eat these outside on a Saturday while you sip dark coffee and read the paper.  That's what I'll be doing.

2 comments

  1. As Homer Simpson would say: MMMMMMMMMM, jelly muffins. Lookin' good, little girl.

    Daddy

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  2. Genius. Seriously... GENIUS!!!!

    www.lusichkamarie.blogspot.com

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