Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you're having a lovely holiday. I read in the paper today that 8 out of 10 Americans have no idea why we celebrate Memorial Day. Those statistics are horrible! I for one, know exactly what the holiday is about. I'm extremely grateful for the men and women who have served our country, and especially those who have paid the ultimate price. I am thankful for the families at home who send their loved ones into battle/service every day. I also look at this weekend as a time to remember my family members who have paved the way for me. My grandparents and those who have gone before. I love to decorate graves and remember those loved ones who are no longer with us. I also enjoy the dialogue that happens between my children and I after visiting graves. They always ask a lot of questions and want to know more about those that they were never able to meet. We're hoping to make it out to decorate graves tomorrow if we're feeling better...Kate and I are battling pink eye...not fun! Ok...so back to the recipe. We made these for breakfast yesterday, and I hurried to take photos before they were all gone. These are one of our favorite breakfast muffins. Grace especially loves them. We usually make a double or triple batch though, because they taste better cold as an afternoon snack ;)
Sugar Donut Muffins (from Baking Bites)
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
Divide batter evenly into 10 muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
While muffins are baking, melt butter and pour remaining sugar into a small bowl.
When muffins are done, lightly brush the top of each with some melted butter, remove from the pan and roll in sugar. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 10 muffins