Nutmeg Muffins

Reese and I did some more baking today.  This time we followed a recipe I found on Pinterest for these muffins.  The original recipe calls them Sugar Donut Muffins, but we’re calling them Nutmeg Muffins because I think that’s more fitting to what they taste like!

IMG_8864resizedHere’s the recipe:

Sugar Donut Muffins
Recipe from Nicole at Baking Bites

3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.

Divide batter evenly into 10 muffin cups or ~24 mini-muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.

Bake for 15-18 minutes for standard-sized muffins or 11-12 minutes for mini-muffins, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

While muffins are baking, melt butter and pour remaining sugar into a small bowl.

When muffins are done, lightly brush the top of each with some melted butter, remove from the pan and roll in sugar. Cool on a wire rack.

Yield:  ~10 standard muffins or ~24 mini-muffins

IMG_8870resizedI really didn’t think these were going to turn out when we were mixing it together!  The batter was just a really weird consistency, but they turned out beautiful and light when they came out of the oven.  Reese gave them two thumbs up!

IMG_8872resizedI think these would be perfect in the Fall with their warm nutmeg flavor, but since today is only about 40 degrees and windy, (and it snowed yesterday!) these really hit the spot!  🙂

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