Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins (Baked) - Everyday Food

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins - Everyday Food
Baked Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!
Did you buy a few extra cans of pumpkin puree?

Make these muffins.
Make these donuts.
Make these muffin donut things.

It combines all the goodness of so many yummy things into one perfect little package. Muffin. Donut. Pumpkin. Score!

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins - Everyday Food
I think Homer Simpson would approve of these baked donuts.

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins
The Everyday Food recipe makes regular sized muffins, but I think the mini muffins are perfect. Who wants the guilt of eating a whole big muffin when you can innocently sneak 3 mini muffins instead! :) I wore disposable gloves and my left hand held the muffin for the melted butter basting and my right hand mixed the muffins in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins - Everyday Food
Make these cute little pumpkin yum donuts!
Adapted from: Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins from Everyday Food (November 2010)

10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour (I used 14 ounces)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (original recipe uses nutmeg and allspice)
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups pure pumpkin puree (This is almost the entire 15-ounce can of pumpkin)
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs

Cinnamon Sugar Coating
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. I used mini muffin pans. Spray the pan with Pam with Flour, or butter and flour the cups.
3. In a bowl, whisk together: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
4. In a small bowl or measure cup, whisk together buttermilk and pumpkin puree.
5. With the paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
6. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
7. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions pumpkin mixture. Do not overmix.
8. Spoon into batter. I baked the mini muffins for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
9. While the muffins are baking, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.
10. After the muffins sit for 5 minutes, remove muffins and brush the entire muffin with the melted butter. Toss and coat in the sugar mixture. Eat warm or let cool completely.
11. Hint: I wore disposable gloves and my left hand held the muffin for the melted butter basting and my right hand mixed the muffins in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
12. I got 46 mini-muffins from this recipe. The original recipe yields 12 regular size muffins. I think the mini-muffins are the perfect size...like donut holes.
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Gayathri Kumar said... [Reply to comment]

Donut muffins look so nice..

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

Oo these sound like my kinda dessert--and I love how you made them minis :-)

briarrose said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my these look delicious. I love the mini size...I would so be sneaking extras...eheheh. The rolled in sugar just makes them irresistible.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Those will be baked! They look terrific.

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said... [Reply to comment]

Wow those look amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

This looks super yummy!

Plain Chicken said... [Reply to comment]

looks good - I saw this in Everyday Food too. I was wondering if they were good.

Trevor Sis Boom said... [Reply to comment]

I'm in trouble now...

Jessica @ bake me away! said... [Reply to comment]

Ahhh, I want these! I seriously cannot get enough pumpkin, and haven't had it in doughnut form yet this year.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

they are beautiful and petite and I LOVE them. I just wish they had no calories! LOL

Carol said... [Reply to comment]

They look fantastic!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I have to make these! They are so cute!

Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said... [Reply to comment]

These look soooo amazingly delicious! Yum!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I can't deal with just seeing all this deliciousness. I MUST make these ASAP :)

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh these look yum! I'd eat these morning, noon and night!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my stars. Will be making these asap with the rest of the salivating crew. Thanks for posting. Love your blog!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Made these today. They were delicious! I wouldn't say the pumpkin taste was very strong but I'm sure the pumpkin conributes to the wonderfully moist texture. They came together so quickly and the kids had fun rolling them in the cinnamon sugar. Thanks for sharing.

kristina said... [Reply to comment]

I saw these in Everyday Food and was dying to make them but my fiance doesn't like pumpkin. I gave in and made them anyway and pretty sure they were so good that they converted him. He ended up eating most of the batch! They were SO good!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I just made these this morning for my daughters snack to take to school. I saw them in the magazine and wanted to "mini" them- so glad you beat me too it and had great results! They were yummy.
Just like donut holes.

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

Made these this morning in regular muffin cup size and we LOVE them. Perfect with a hot cup of coffee. We are in the middle of a snow storm so we're stuck at home waiting for the snowplows to remember us...our house smells wonderful!!

Trevor Sis Boom said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely new blog layout! Mary did you see I was inspired by you once again with these?

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