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Monday, March 8, 2010

Banana Nut Donut Muffin


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
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons soda
2 cups flour
3 large bananas, very ripe, mashed
1/2 c sliced almonds

Donut Coating
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. 

25 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

Mmmm... donut muffins! Something like this can cheer a girl right up :D
*kisses* HH

Tangled Noodle said...

A donut muffin is a thing of beauty! I love sugar-glittered food. 8-)

Farrah said...

I soooo gotta make these. My kids LOVE banana muffins, and like donuts. Thank you for the recipe will have to put it on the list and let you know how it turns out. Would be great to take camping :-D

ValleyWriter said...

Oh my - these look amazing! I'd like one right now with my coffee, pleas!

And yes - I have totally baked before just for the smell of it. Nothing beats the aroma of fresh baked goods!

dawn said...

with bananas in them. Yes please!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

OH man this looks great! I love seeing all that sugar coating the soft dough....yum!

Elra said...

What could be better to start the week with this delicious breakfast treat?

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum, they look so pretty and sound amazing! Definitely something that I need to make soon!

Bob said...

There is something intriguing about them isn't there? Heh. I've been wanting to make them myself, but haven't managed to yet.

Diana said...

There's a bakery in Studio City called Big Sugar Bake Shop that cells donut muffins! I haven't tried one yet, but maybe after Lent!

Lana from Never Enough Thyme said...

Yum. I'll take one of these and a hot cup of coffee, please.

Rose Belle said...

This actually looks like the sugary donut holes that I occasionally buy but so much better! Thanks for the recipe! My girls would love it:)

Phyllis said...

Oh yum! All the goodness of a donut without the deep-fried guilt!

Sook said...

Oh yum! I've never tried donut muffins before but they look so tempting and delicious.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Ummm, no, I've never wanted to bake JUST for the smell...I'm always up for tasting too. Speaking of, I'd love to taste these!

doggybloggy said...

puffy sugary sweet delights - how many do you think I could eat in two minutes?

Joanne said...

I'm always craving baked goods. So when I bake it's usually so that I can eat whatever I'm baking. but the smell of bread or a fresh cake...can't be matched.

I love the banana nut twist!

Daily Spud said...

Donut muffins - what an utterly splendid idea!

Pam said...

I want a plateful of those right now - they look amazing Jenn.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Bananas and nuts - Oh my!! Gotta make these! Brilliant idea :)

Justin said...

i agree -- the smell of baked goods is almost as good as the taste

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

These are fascinating! They look amazing... and, of course, now I am craving donut muffins!

Brad said...

I'm droolin over here... donut muffin thats like good and better all in one bite

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Anonymous said...

Just made a batch today....5 stars from the hubby and me. I used black walnuts, delicious.

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