Rating: 4.33 stars
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

A great recipe compliments of my grandma. The muffins taste like cake doughnuts....yummm!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.

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  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, beat together oil, 3/4 cup sugar, egg and milk. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture, just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

  • While muffins are baking, mix together 3/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. While muffins are still hot, dip tops in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 40g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 37.1mg; sodium 208.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (93)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
WOW! Great muffin and they do taste like cake doughnuts!! No need to get out the oil and fryer if you have a hankering for a doughnut and don't want the mess! I did add taste the batter and doubled the nutmeg and added 1 tsp. cinnamon also. Only made 5 1/2 Texas size muffins and baked at 27 minutes so if making normal size muffins, watch the time closely so they don't burn. They rose so high and looked the picture when I took them out of the oven. I had some butter mixture w/brown sugar and cinnamon left in the fridge so just nuked that and as soon as they came out of the oven, I brushed that on and it did have a browned butter taste. I then sprinkled them with whitesugar/cinnamon mixture. These are super light and fluffy tasting. I would double the nutmeg and add 1 tsp. cinnamon to the batter. Recipe doesn't call for vanilla, but if I had added a touch of that also, these would have been over the top. Great to make also if one wants a breakfast muffin and do not have fruit. KEEPER! thanks so much. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2004
I followed the recipe exactly and I thought the muffins were pretty bland. I like the heavy texture and the smell while baking was wonderful - but I ate one right out of the oven and it was okay then another after they had completely cooled and was still just okay. I was expecting these to knock my socks off based on other reviews but I thought they were average. Read More
(15)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
WOW! Great muffin and they do taste like cake doughnuts!! No need to get out the oil and fryer if you have a hankering for a doughnut and don't want the mess! I did add taste the batter and doubled the nutmeg and added 1 tsp. cinnamon also. Only made 5 1/2 Texas size muffins and baked at 27 minutes so if making normal size muffins, watch the time closely so they don't burn. They rose so high and looked the picture when I took them out of the oven. I had some butter mixture w/brown sugar and cinnamon left in the fridge so just nuked that and as soon as they came out of the oven, I brushed that on and it did have a browned butter taste. I then sprinkled them with whitesugar/cinnamon mixture. These are super light and fluffy tasting. I would double the nutmeg and add 1 tsp. cinnamon to the batter. Recipe doesn't call for vanilla, but if I had added a touch of that also, these would have been over the top. Great to make also if one wants a breakfast muffin and do not have fruit. KEEPER! thanks so much. Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2004
Very good muffins! I added 1 tsp vanilla to the egg/oil mix and reduced the sugar to coat the muffins down to 1/2 cup. The only thing I'd change for next time is to add something such as raisins, oatmeal or shredded zucchinni, just so they taste more like a muffin and not so much a sweet cake. Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2004
I followed the recipe exactly and I thought the muffins were pretty bland. I like the heavy texture and the smell while baking was wonderful - but I ate one right out of the oven and it was okay then another after they had completely cooled and was still just okay. I was expecting these to knock my socks off based on other reviews but I thought they were average. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2011
Very good! My children loved them! I did find the muffin to be a little bland the first time so I added some vanilla and cinnamon the second time. Thanks for sharing your recipe dakota kelly. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2009
How can this recipe have so many good reviews? I followed the directions exactly and they came out very bland. They weren't awful or anything just no distincitive taste no pretty texture nothing. I can sure use my ingredients for something more impressive and tasty than this. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2007
I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of the nutmeg and added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the sugar/oil mixture and they came out wonderfully-not bland at all. However the recipe only made 10 regular muffins:(. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2005
These were so delicious! The topping was way too much (I made 4 batches and had plenty left over). I let the tops of the muffins sit in the butter for about 30 seconds before putting them in the topping mix. It seemed to make it carmalize a bit. Everbody absolutely loved these and went back for more again and again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
I don't know about the original recipe. I added more nutmeg cinnamon and vanilla per the other comments. I also did half whole wheat flour which made the muffins not so high and skipped the topping all together. The result was a sweet muffin that didn't feel so unhealthy. Definitely will make again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2011
Topping would be better with brown sugar. Read More
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