cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins

cinnamon sugar doughnut muffin

It’s rare that a recipe will make its way to this site right away. Usually I just dig into the photo archives to see what catches my eye.

(Nope, I did not make fig bars followed by gluten-free fig bars followed by a fig and raspberry cheesecake finished off with a fig and blueberry cake. My sweet tooth can be a bit maniacal, but it’s not that bad.)

Last night, though, I got an insatiable craving for doughnuts. There was not going to be any deep frying or dough yeasting or doughnut cutting, however. I settled on a recipe I’ve had tucked away for years: doughnut muffins. As I read through the recipe, by brain began insisting on coconut. My brain is weird. I don’t know.

The trusty internet told me that coconut flour can replace up to 25% of the flour in a recipe, as long as you increase the liquid by the same amount. Well, okay. Thanks, Internet!

These things are totally delicious; soft, mildly coconutty, slightly addictive. Is it even possible to dislike anything rolled in cinnamon sugar? They’re good enough to share here, fresh out of the oven. It’s a rare moment.

cinnamon sugar doughnut muffin

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Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins (adapted from here)

makes about 12

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

cinnamon sugar (3 tablespoons sugar plus one teaspoon cinnamon)

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a regular-sized muffin tin with no-stick.

Whisk together flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

Vigorously whisk together sugar and egg for about a minute. Add dry ingredients, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla, stirring just until combined.

Divide batter between tins, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let cool in pan about 10 minutes, then carefully remove and roll in cinnamon sugar, coating all sides.

7 responses to “cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins”

  1. Sarah says:

    These look so good, I love your pictures.

  2. RavieNomNoms says:

    I tried making donuts this weekend and it took me 2 tries to come up with a recipe I actually liked. Do you think this could be used for donuts too and not just muffins? What is your thoughts…

  3. Carolyn says:

    These sound wonderful. Great use for coconut oil!

  4. Colleen says:

    Mmm sounds so yummy! I love coconutty things, plus these are just so cute!

  5. Liz says:

    Oh, these look like a fabulous way to start the day!!! YUM.

  6. Marina says:

    Love your website! You’ve been added to my blogroll :)

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