Oh, what can I say about these little drops of heaven that doesn’t sound like some inappropriate love poem? They are probably some of the best things I’ve ever baked, and I’ve baked a lot of great things (who needs modesty, right?). Unfortunately I can’t claim the credit for this recipe, it’s from the wonderful Sally’s Baking Addiction. The only changes I made was I made them in mini form and used plain flour!
These nutella stuffed cinnamon sugar mini muffins are more of a cross between a muffin and a donut than just a donut, a muffnut if you will. Actually, that’s a terrible name. Let’s just call them ” donut-like muffins”. They melt in your mouth and it’s like eating a little cinnamon donut with the added delight of Nutella.
You absolutely have to try these! They’re so amazing, I guarantee you will love them! They were all gone with a day of making them and my friends have been bugging me to make them again already. And the best part? They’re super easy and cheap to make, you only need a few ingredients. The recipe is easily doubled too. I like them in mini form too, because you can eat 5 in 5 minutes and not even feel that bad.
Sally’s recipe used whole wheat flour, I only had plain flour in the pantry so I used that and it worked great. You can, of course, use whole wheat flour if you choose or a mix of both. Just substitute like for like. I will be bring these little drops of heaven to this week’s Fiesta Friday. Hosted by the always wonderful Angie, and co hosted this week by Hilda and Julianna. I missed last weeks FF due to some technical issues with my blog! I’ve been transferring my blog from wordpress to self hosted and it’s been a bit of nightmare. I have finally almost got it all sorted, so please excuse the look of my blog right now while I get everything back to normal. If you previously followed my blog I have no idea if you still will be, I’m still trying to figure out transitioning everything over so please feel free to follow again if need be (can you follow on self hosted? I’m still figuring this out), I really do appreciate all of your likes and comments and would be very sad to see them go! Now onto the important part, the recipe
- 5tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1.5 cups plain flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Nutella, warmed
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 425F/220C . Grease mini muffin pan and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
- Using an electric or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on low-medium speed.
- Add the egg, vanilla and milk and beat until combined
- Gradually add the flour mix and gently mix until just combined
- Pipe or spoon the batter into the muffin cavity until just under half full. Add a dollop of nutella (sit the jar of nutella in a bowl of hot water to make it nice and runny and easy to work with) in the centre and top with more batter, filling up the cavity. Repeat until all batter is used. If you have any empty muffin holes, fill them half way with water to get even baking.
- Bake at 425F/220C for 5 minutes. Keep the muffins in the oven and reduce the temperate to 350F/180C and bake for a further 10 minutes, until the better is set. Place pan on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes
- While the muffins are cooling, make the cinnamon sugar topping. Melt the butter in the microwave in 15 second bursts. In a separate bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
- Remove the muffins from the pan, dip the top of each muffin into the melted butter then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture, swirling around to get a nice thick coating. Set on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
- I’m told they last for a week in an airtight container, but they didn’t stick around long enough for me to test that!