Monday, December 21, 2009
Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
It happens every year. While shopping for others, I bought myself an early Christmas present. I spotted the Wilton mini-muffin pans on sale at Target for $7 and I had to have them! As soon as I brought them home, I made these little muffins. I brought them into work with the rest of my holiday treats, and I received many compliments on them. I also kept catching Dave stealing one of these from the container, so I know they were tasty!
This recipe is supposed to yield 12 muffins or 24 mini muffins. I must not be generous with my muffin filling because I always end up with more. I made about 32 mini muffins with this recipe.
This recipe is from Cook with Sara
You will need for the muffins:
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk
and for the topping:
1 Tbsp. butter, melted (I needed a bit more)
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1) In a mixing bowl, beat together egg and sugar until fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; beat just until combined (the mixture will be crumbly).
2)In a measuring cup, combine milk, oil and vanilla; add to flour mixture and mix well.
3) Pour into muffin cups or mini muffin cups lined with papers or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
4) Cool for 10 minutes. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Melt butter in a second small bowl. When muffins are cool enough to handle, remove from muffin pans and dip muffin tops in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar mixture.