Sugar and Spice Muffins

I used to make these at home when I was a kid and they were one of our favorites. They taste a lot like a cake donut. A reader reported making these as mini-muffins, which is a great idea.

Sugar and Spice Muffins
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A different muffin, these taste a lot like a cake donut.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  3. In another bowl, combine thoroughly the oil, sugar, egg, and milk. All to the dry ingredients, and stir only to combine.
  4. Fill 12 greased large muffin tins ⅔ full of batter (do not use paper muffin cups).
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. As soon as they are done, remove from the oven, tip the muffin tin over and knock the muffins out.
  1. Melt butter or margarine in a small saucepan, or in microwave, but do not overheat.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. While they are still hot, dip the muffins in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture, to coat completely.
  4. Place upright on a serving plate. Serve warm.


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