Dear fellow food enthusiasts, buckle up as we embark on a mouthwatering journey that blurs the lines between muffins and doughnuts. Picture this: warm, fluffy muffins that tantalize your senses, teasingly reminiscent of the delightful doughnuts we all adore. The secret to this mesmerizing fusion lies within the magical ingredients and steps we are about to reveal. So, let’s whisk our way into the world of muffins that taste like doughnuts!


For the Muffins:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted, like fairy dust)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (for a warm caramel embrace)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (a pinch of effervescence)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for that perfect balance)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (the enchanted spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (a dash of aromatic allure)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (for velvety tenderness)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted to liquid gold)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (for a touch of silkiness)
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (the elixir of desserts)

For the Glorious Coating:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (crystalized enchantment)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (for a charming finish)

Step-by-Step Magic:

Step 1: Prepare the Oven of Dreams

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lay out your muffin tin, each well kissed with a paper liner, like a snug embrace awaiting the delectable delights.

Step 2: Summon the Dry Whisk

In a cauldron-sized mixing bowl, blend together the sifted flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. Unite them with a whisk, creating a symphony of dry ingredients.

Step 3: The Liquid Elixir

In a separate bowl, concoct the buttermilk, melted butter, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir the elixir until an enchanting harmony of flavors emerges.

Step 4: A Dance of Merging Worlds

Gradually pour the liquid elixir into the dry cauldron, gently whisking as you combine them. Let the batter dance together, embracing in a mesmerizing waltz of textures and aromas.

Step 5: The Transformation

Spoon the enchanting batter into each awaiting muffin liner, filling them only two-thirds of the way. These muffins crave space to grow into their doughnut allure.

Step 6: The Glaze of Enchantment

Bake the muffins in the enchanted oven for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in their tender hearts comes out clean.

While the muffins bake, prepare the glaze. In a small cauldron, melt the unsalted butter. In a separate bewitching bowl, mix the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon.

Step 7: The Final Spell

Once the muffins emerge from the oven, let them cool for a few moments. Then, one by one, dip their crowns into the melted butter and gently roll them in the sugary cinnamon coating. Watch as they transform into muffin-doughnut hybrids before your very eyes!

Step 8: A Moment of Bliss

Now, dear culinary sorcerers, take a bite. Feel the soft crumb of the muffin, the comforting nostalgia of a doughnut, and the symphony of flavors that dances upon your tongue.

Congratulations! You’ve mastered the art of creating muffins that transcend the ordinary, whispering the sweet secrets of doughnuts. Share this magical recipe with friends and family, and let the world savor the blissful indulgence of these enchanting delights!

Note: These muffins are best enjoyed fresh, but if you happen to have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container, though we doubt you will.

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