Donut Muffins

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Serving: Serves 12, Serving Size 1 Muffin

Featured in the Dairy Month Event 2021

Nothing—and we mean absolutely nothing—beats a freshly made donut. But let's face it: they're not the easiest treat to make at home. That's where these donut muffins come in. With their cinnamon sugar topping and warm, buttery crust that forms while they bake, they'll fill the donut-shaped hole in your heart. And best of all, there's no frying or rolling required, so have your kids join you in the kitchen to make the impossibly easy dump-and-stir batter!

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.

3. Add all dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Stir together milk, eggs and vanilla in a separate small bowl until well combined. Wash hands after handling raw eggs.

4. Pour the wet ingredients and the melted butter into the dry ingredients and stir until batter is uniform and smooth, with no clumps of dry powder remaining.

5. Evenly distribute batter between all 12 prepared muffin cups.

6. Bake muffins for 15 to 18 minutes until centers have puffed up and feel set when gently pressed.

7. Allow muffins to cool 5 minutes, then remove them from the pan and let cool another 10 to 15 minutes while you prepare the topping.

8. To top the muffins: Place melted butter in a small bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine sugar and spices until thoroughly mixed.

9. Dunk warm muffin tops into melted butter, allowing any excess to drip off, and then roll the muffin tops in the spiced sugar.

10. Repeat process for all remaining muffins. Once each has been coated, dunk them one more time each in the spiced sugar (but not the butter) to add a second layer of topping.

11. Serve warm or keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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