Here on our little hillside, in WV, we try to live a simple life. One where we can try to make the best decisions in regards to what we feed our family, and where we source our foods. We try to make green decision that are not only good for our family but for our community and planet as well. There is no place I would rather raise a family, than these WV hills! So I guess it is our responsibility to preserve them, and our heritage.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

I came across this recipe on our journey to find healthy, homemade, toddler friendly finger foods, since our little Ms independent insists on feeding herself!  It sounded yummy, so I gave it a go.  I made it according to the original recipe I saw posted.  I will probably adapt it some in the future, but this muffin is delicious.  Seriously what toddler doesn't like cinnamon & sugar?  Now you may not think this recipe very healthy, but you can use whatever organic ingredients you like.  Also anything is better than a processed, preserved, packed and shipped store bought item any day.

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins
1 3/4 C flour                                                        
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 C sugar
3/4 C milk
1/2 C melted butter
1 egg

In a large bowl, mix first 5 ingredients
In smaller bowl mix sugar, milk, butter & egg
Add liquid mixture to dry mix, stir till moist
Add to muffin tins, I used regular & mini muffins for my tiny fingers.
Bake @ 350 for 18-20 minutes

While hot, brush with melted butter & roll in cinnamon sugar.  I melted about 3 TBSP and had some leftover....just make little cinnamon sugar mix in a small bowl and roll them around to coat them.

I usually buy clearance cupcake tins when I see them (after holidays) they are super cute to use with the kids and cost pennies, that's great!!  (The ones in the photos are from clearance Valentines & Easter)

In the future I would mix the wheat flour with a little buckwheat flour, but that might be the only change I make.  Around here, I add buckwheat flour to just about all my baked goods.  :)    These muffins were a hit with everyone.  Even our teenager liked them!  They had the texture of the perfect cake doughnut.  Also traveled well in little hands.  This recipe is a keeper.