Monday, March 8, 2010
Yes, donut muffins!!! I remember seeing these things on the Food Network show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate." I don't remember which chef or personality mentioned it, but I was mesmerized by the thought of a donut muffin. I had written it down on post that was afixed on my desk among the dozens of other post-its that decorate it. I had almost completely forgotten about it until I saw something similar on another blog, I forget which one.
The original wasn't really banana nut flavored. It was more a nutmeg-y kind. That's my little twist to it. I was about to make banana nut bread because I just wanted the house to smell of baked goods. Have you ever done that? Just baked something because you loved the smell of it, not necessarily you had a craving or had a need to bake? But I changed my mine and instead of a loaf, I made muffins instead. The outer coating is just simple melted unsalted butter and granulated sugar.What you get is a muffin that looks like a donut.
Makes 12 muffins
Banana Nut Donut Muffin
1/2 c unsalted butter or margarine
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c Brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons soda
2 cups flour
3 large bananas, very ripe, mashed
1/2 c sliced almonds
3 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 c sugar
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in each egg. then add the flour mixture.
Mix well and place mixture into a greased muffin pan.
Bake for 25-30min in a preheated 325˚ oven or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10min, remove from muffin pan.
Once the muffins have cooled, basted them all over with the melted butter and then coat them with the sugar.