Pumpkin Spiced Donut Hole Mini Muffins

Jill Hanses

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@jshanses

As soon as the season's start changing and fall is around the corner, my thoughts go to pumpkin!! I whipped up these petite little muffins this morning and had a hard time only eating two! Covered in the cinnamon/sugar coating, they really do taste like little donut holes. The pumpkin flavor is not overpowering ..... but just right! I found this scrumptious recipe on Glorious Treats. I hope you enjoy it!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
allspice
1/8 tsp
cloves
1/3 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
brown sugar
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
(1 stick) butter, melted
2/3 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray or line mini muffin pan.
2
Pull out two large bowls.
In one bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
3
In another bowl, whisk the oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk. Mix until smooth and well combined by hand. (Not necessary to use a mixer!)
4
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined - do not over mix!
5
Divide the batter evenly among the 24 muffin cups (using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop). I had enough batter left to make four more.
6
Bake 10-12 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
7
While the muffins bake, prepare the final coating.
Melt butter in one bowl and combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. (When making again, I will cut this recipe for the cinnamon/sugar coating, including butter, in half. It made way too much!)
8
Remove muffins from oven and cool for 2 minutes, or until just cool enough to handle. Dip each muffin top in the melted butter, then dip in cinnamon/sugar to coat. If you did not use paper liners, you can dunk the whole muffin in the melted butter, and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mix for a more donut feel!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American