My baking experiment #4 – french breakfast puffs

I’ve decided to take a break from chocolate this time and try baked donuts:

http://www.hungrycouplenyc.com/2012/12/baked-jelly-doughnuts-sufganiyot.html

There’s way too much desserts at home so I’m gonna cut the recipe by half.

Ingredients
Donuts:
3/4 Cup all purpose flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Stick unsalted butter, melted
1/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Egg
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
3/8 Cup milk

Coating:
1/4 Stick unsalted butter, melted
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with 6 muffin cups.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and milk until smooth.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until combined. Scoop 2 oz. of batter into each prepared cup. Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the donuts from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Prepare the coating by filling one bowl with the melted butter and another with the sugar and cinnamon combination. Dip each donut into the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar to coat.  If you prefer to make the donuts even lighter, omit this step and simply dust with powdered sugar.  Makes 6 donut muffins.

I made 3 cinnamon-sugar and 3 powdered sugar muffins. Honestly, they tasted nothing like donuts, more like very light muffins. They tasted good and were simple to make. I guess i’ll just call them sugar-coated muffins then 😛

****UPDATE: I noticed a similar recipe online that called these French breakfast puffs. That sure sounds so much better! That’s what i’ll call them, then 🙂

http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/french-breakfast-puffs/

the ingredients
the ingredients
mixing dry ingredients
mixing dry ingredients
mixing wet ingredients
mixing wet ingredients
combining dry & wet ingredients
combining dry & wet ingredients
put in muffin cups
put in muffin cups
rises as it bakes
rising as it bakes
after baking
after baking
cooling on wire rack
cooling on wire rack
cinnamon-sugar & powdered sugar
cinnamon-sugar & powdered sugar
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