Saturday, October 6, 2012

Glazed Donut Muffin Recipe

I have no idea what possessed me to try this recipe. Oh right, it was Pinterest. No one can ever say I just pin and never do! These muffins are scrum-dittly-umptious. A couple of caveats. First, don't expect Krispy Kreme. These are more along the lines of a spiced donut. 

Also, they don't stay moist for long. Seal them tight or eat them up.
I  also tried to make them slightly more healthy by reducing the fat in the recipe by using pear sauce and Greek yogurt. To keep them from getting too heavy and dense I used cake flour. They actually came out not tasting like a nasty low fat muffin. Surprise! I hope you like them. They are perfect with a hot cup of tea.

Glazed Donut Muffin Recipe
Adapted from King Arthur Flour and numerous Pinterest Recipes
My version is about 225 calories per muffin
Makes 12 muffins

For the batter:
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup pear sauce (use apple if you like)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt + 1/2 tsp oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 2/3 cake flour (use a non-self rising one like Soft-a-silk)
1 cup skim milk

For the glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
3/4 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp hot milk or water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin tin. In a medium sized mixing bowl cream sugars, oil and butter until smooth. Add pear sauce, yogurt, egg to combine. Stir in baking powder, soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Stir in flour alternating with the milk, staring and ending with the flour. Stir until combined.

Spoon batter into muffin pan. Bake 14 minutes or until muffins are a pale golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

In a medium bowl, prepare the glaze by mixing the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk. Once muffins are cooled, dip the tops into the glaze. I prefer to double-dip them but once is OK too.

Serve warm or cool on a rack. Wrap tightly in saran wrap if you are not eating immediately.

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