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Pumpkin Donut Muffins

07 Dec

It’s a terribly unromantic start to a recipe, but I was cleaning out my canned food cabinet for donations, and discovered a can of pumpkin I had had for a while. This seemed like a great use for it!

Ingredients

  • For the batter

    • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg [of course I added extra!]
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/3 cup buttermilk
    • 1 1/4 cups pure pumpkin puree (from a 15-ounce can)
    • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs
  • For the sugar coating

    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 12 standard muffin cups. Make batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl as needed. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions pumpkin mixture, and beat to combine.
  2. Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Let muffins cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Working with one at a time, remove muffins from pan, brush all over with butter, then toss to coat in sugar mixture. Let muffins cool completely on a wire rack.

–Recipe courtesy Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine.

Batter going into the oven (I don’t use that one muffin hole when I’m not using muffin papers because it has a gnarly rusty spot… Santa needs to bring me a new muffin pan I’ll take better care of!):

Muffins after baking:

Finished muffins:

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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