The last time I made these little beauties was about a month before Mel and I started blogging about our baking adventures. I got so caught up in constantly baking something new that I almost forgot about them – I don’t know how, they are delicious! I whipped these up to take to my friend Dahl who has just had a gorgeous baby girl (Congrats again Barry family xx) along with some mini potato, bacon and cheese frittatas. Of course I had to keep a couple for Shane and I to taste test and photograph so I could share with you. The recipe has been adapted by me from ‘The Muffin Bible’.
1¾ cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
⅓ cup canola oil
¾ cup raw sugar (can use the same amount of white sugar if you don’t have raw)
¾ cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a muffin tray with papers or spray with cooking oil to grease.
In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl mix together oil, sugar, egg and milk.
Add oil mixture to the dry ingredients and combine gently as not to overwork the flour.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tray and place in your preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes. You will know they are ready when they are golden and the centres bounce back when touched.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon for topping and prepare butter.
While muffins are still warm brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
I think these are best served warm like the doughnuts you can get from your local takeaway but they are still delicious once cool. Another thing you can try with these (which I didn’t do in this batch) is filling the your muffin tin up with batter to just over half way and then placing a teaspoon of raspberry jam in the middle and then covering mix more muffin batter, this way when you open the muffin up it has a jam filling just like some doughnuts! Cute huh?! If you give the muffins a go leave us a comment or if you want to share a picture of them, especially if you give them a jam centre you can email us – firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on facebook.