Monday, July 3, 2017

Homemade Donut Holes

Recently there was an offer for a year's subscription to Cooking Light and Southern Living that was $10.  I like both magazines so I thought I would give it a try.  While browsing through Southern Living I found a recipe for Snickerdoodle Donut Hole Muffins.  Three things I love combined - Snickerdoodles, donuts and muffins!  I made them this past Saturday and boy, they remind me of the cinnamon donuts my mom would make when the had the diner years ago.  So much delicious cinnamon and when you eat them warm they tasted just like my childhood memories. These were so easy to make and taste so great!  Using the mini muffin tin gives them the donut hole shape.


1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Prepare the Muffins: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 24-cup miniature muffin pan with cooking spray. Stir together sour cream, oil, egg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in a medium bowl. Whisk sour cream mixture into flour mixture. (Batter will be very thick.) Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each prepared muffin cup, keeping batter rounded on top

Bake in preheated oven until golden and springy when touched lightly on top, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack; cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Prepare the Coating: Place melted butter in a small bowl. Whisk together 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg in another small bowl.

Dip 1 Muffin in butter; immediately dredge in sugar mixture, and place on a serving platter. Repeat with remaining Muffins, butter, and sugar mixture.