Friday, October 18, 2013

Apple Cider Sugar Donut Muffins

I know, I know. I'm a horrible blogger. It's been forever since I've blogged, but I feel like I have a decent reason.

I finally got a job!

It's currently only temporary, but at least I'm out of the house. During my 7 months of unemployment, I came to the realization that I am totally not a stay at home mom. Don't get me wrong. I love my adorable 4 year old mini me, but you see, my husband works from home and let me tell ya, I had way too much family together time. That may sound horrible to some people, but I know there are some peeps out there that totally get me.

I baked a lot while I was home and I pinned this recipe a while back, just waiting for the fall to get here so I could make a batch. These donut muffins are really delicious, but let's face it, if you dip anything in melted butter and roll it around in cinnamon sugar, I'm probably going to shovel it in my face. 

Hmmmm, maybe I need to do that to broccoli. 

Apple Cider Sugar Donut Muffins
Recipe from:

1 cup apple cider
1 egg, large
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the cinnamon sugar coating:
4 Tablespoons of melted butter
1/2 sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin pan either with muffin liners or by greasing the muffin wells.

Combine the first four ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine, using as few strokes as possible so as not to overmix the muffin batter (that would result in tough muffins). 

Bake for about 18-20 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and onto cooling rack.

While the muffins are baking, prepare the coating ingredients. Using 2 small dishes, melt the butter in one and in the other dish, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. While the muffins are hot (be careful, don't burn yourself), dip the top of each muffin into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon sugar. Place muffin back onto cooling rack and let cool. These are totally wonderful right after dipping. The warm donut muffin with the buttery, sugary, cinnamony coating...mmmm. However, you can keep these in an airtight container for about a day or two. 


  1. I totally absolutely get you. Husband works from home, I'm working part-time while still looking for full-time employment and while I don't have a mini-me keeping me busy, I've got three dogs. The days I am out of the house, working are THE BEST, despite how tedious the job might be. Congrats on the job + here's to hoping for more permanent work soon! [Oh, and those treats? Combine donuts with muffins and I'm done for. DELICIOUS.]

  2. Yum! Totally digging the apple cider. I crave that flavor this time of year. And since it's a muffin, it's like health food, right?!

  3. Oh, these look SO DELICIOUS. I don't know when, but I will make these.

    ps--let me know if that trick works for the broccoli.

  4. Congrats on the new job!! And how awesome do these muffins look? YUM!


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