glazed muffnuts

back in july i read this recipe on smarmyclothes' blog for something called "cinnamon sugar muffnuts".   now what the heck is a muffnut, you ask?  well, they're a cross between a muffin and a donut.  they're also healthier than a donut and are made in muffin form.  i HAD to try it immediately BUT... had the word "donut" not been thrown in there i would have been 100% satisfied with the recipe as it was (they really are quite good!).  what the recipe actually made and what i was expecting (or maybe i should really say wanting) were two different things.  i wanted something more towards the taste of a glazed donut because donuts are my BIGGEST weakness.

after making this recipe about 5 times and tweaking a little something each time, i finally came up with my own version of this.  it now totally satisfies the homer simpson in me - mmmmmm... muffnuts!

glazed muffnuts - debified!

1-1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup half & half
2 tsp vanilla extract

for the glaze:
2-1/2 tbs sweet cream butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs half & half

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F. prepare a muffin pan with 12 baking cups.
2. put all ingredients in a large bowl and use a hand mixer to beat until smooth. transfer batter into a large measuring cup. pour batter into each baking cup, about 3/4 full.
3. bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. let cool.
4. for the glaze, mix together all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. either dip finished muffnut tops into the glaze, or brush glaze across tops of them.

makes 1 dozen. enjoy! =)

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  1. Yum!!!! Really... I must make these!! I have been thinking of making them since I saw Lex's recipe, and now since you've tried and made them too, I must!

  2. Mmm, muffnuts... this sounds good- I'll try it sometime!

  3. I wish I had everything in my kitchen to try them out now!!!

  4. I eated it right now.

    I added a hole to the center of each muffin and poured the extra glaze into the hole. You get a delightful treat of saturated muffnut when you reach the center. So good!!

  5. can you please tell me what is half and half

    1. http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/glossary/g/Half-And-Half.htm
      It's half cream, half milk.