Apple Donut Mini Muffins – Bite sized mini muffins that taste just like cider mill cinnamon sugar donuts!
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One of my favorite parts of fall is going to the cider mill. I feel sorry for you if you don’t have them in your part of the world. You get warm cinnamon-sugar donuts and cider slushes. I don’t even like cider, but cider slushes? All day.
So, these mini muffins are very good. They have the consistency of a cake donut but they’re little mini muffins – something like a donut hole.
Perfect for little fingers, if you have kids, or perfect to have, 5, if you’re a grown up.
I won’t judge you.
I took a bite of one as I was taking their picture, because they’re irresistible, then decided it looked cute with a bite taken out so I took its picture.
- Baking Powder
TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU:
- Mini Muffin Pan – you can also use this to make my Peanut Butter Brownie Bites.
- Small cookie scoop – to portion out the batter easily.
- Grater – you’ll need to grate the apple.
HOW TO MAKE THEM:
STEP ONE: In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk together. Cut in the butter until incorporated.
STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, add the egg, milk, and grated apple and whisk together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together.
STEP THREE: Use a cookie scoop to portion out the batter evenly to 24 wells of a mini muffin tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until just golden, at 375 degrees.
STEP FOUR: While they’re baking, melt butter in a small microwave safe bowl. In another bowl, mix together the cinnamon & sugar to make the coating.
STEP FIVE: Once the muffins are done and slightly cooled, dip each one first into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, fully coating each. ENJOY!
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Apple Donut Mini Muffins
For the Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter cubed into small pieces, softened
- 1/2 cup grated apple I used a Gala
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon milk I used 2%
For the Cinnamon/Sugar Coating
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 375 and lightly spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray (I use coconut oil spray). Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk together. Cut in the butter until incorporated.
- In a medium bowl, add the egg, milk, and grated apple and whisk together.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together.
- Use a cookie scoop (or a spoon, but the cookie scoop makes it so easy) to evenly fill all 24 wells of the mini muffin pan.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until just golden.
- While they’re baking, in a small microwave safe bowl, melt your butter.
- In another small bowl, add the cinnamon and sugar and mix together.
- Once the muffins are done and slightly cooled, dip each one first into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, fully coating each.
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