Donut Muffins (and Other Sweet Recipes!)

These days the kids all tend to make their own breakfasts, but I still try to make something for all of us once a week. This past week, I decided to try a new recipe. They are called Donut Muffins, obviously they aren’t the most nutritious but boy did the kids jump out of bed quickly!

donut-muffinsThey were really quick easy to make; a bonus for a busy homeschooling family! I made the batter and had them ready to pop into the oven in about five minutes.  And, since they are made in mini-muffin pans they only took 15 minutes to bake.  They cooled for about five minutes before I dipped them in butter and rolled them in cinnamon/sugar.  The kids wolfed them down, but I managed to get a couple pictures before they disappeared!

This is a recipe I found at All Recipes; the recipe was shared by Dianne. Visit AllRecipes if you want to print the recipe out in their convenient sizes.

I followed her recipe for the most part except that I reduced the amount of nutmeg slightly to 1/2 tsp (instead of 3/4 tsp).

Mix together

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 1 cup milk

Mix in (but do not overmix!)

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour

Put them in mini-muffin tins. Depending on the size of your mini-muffin pan this will make 12 to 18 (It made 18 for us.)

Bake 375° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Let them cool.


Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter.  Dip the top of the muffin in butter. Then roll in 1/4 cup white sugar & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

As I said, these were a hit with my kids! 🙂  Thanks to Dianne again over at AllRecipes!


LD then asked when I was going to make Pumpkin Muffins again. Those have been a family favorite for years and years. I often make them in the fall as you can see by the photo from a couple of years ago.

Here’s the post where we share our Pumpkin Muffin Recipe.  My kids love, love love these!!

Pumpkin-Muffin-recipe-feature P1120788pumpkin-muffinsAnother recipe that gets a lot of hits is the Homemade Brownie Recipe my sister passed along to me. These are super simple to make; my kids love making these.

Brownies-from-Scratch-RecipeI have a fudge brownie cookie that I might like even better than the brownies! Since they involve melting unsweetened chocolate these are cookies that my kids haven’t really made yet (since you have to be careful to melt the unsweetened chocolate at a very low heat or in a double-boiler). We often have these at Christmas time.

I also really love this Homemade Nutrigrain Bar Recipe as well.

HomemadeNutriGrainBarsSo, that’s about it for today!

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