Just popping in real quick here to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Isn’t amazing that we get to dedicate a whole day to gathering together with those we love to focus on the things we are thankful for. And may I add, Who we are thankful to? My heart is full.
I know a lot of you LLK friends will have company staying with you for the holidays, and just in case you need a little something special to serve for a light breakfast with a cozy cup of coffee or tea, these Maple Glazed Donut Muffins are your ticket. They are easy to make, fun to glaze, and have the texture of a cake donut.
This Thanksgiving, may your pumpkin pie be adored, and your guests not be bored. Or may your turkey be juicy, and your Christmas tree sprucey. Or may your rolls be fluffy, and nose not stuffy…
Bless you if you are still reading. Happy Thanksgiving!
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For the Muffins
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole milk
For the Glaze
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
- water – as needed by the teaspoon
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and position the oven rack in the center. Spray a standard sized muffin tin with nonstick spray. I like to use Pam for Baking. Muffin liners can also be used.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, oil and sugars on medium speed until smooth.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated. Add vanilla extract and mix.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Stir the flour into the batter gradually, alternating between the flour mixture and the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Mix on low speed until well combined.
- Use a scoop or two large spoons to fill each well with the batter until they are nearly full.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops are light golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Try not to over bake.
- When the muffins are cool enough to handle, remove them from the muffin tin and place them on a cooling rack.
For the Glaze
- Add the powdered sugar, melted butter, heavy cream, and maple extract to a small bowl and whisk together. Add tiny amounts of water, until you have a nice thick glaze. The consistency you want is just slightly thinner than toothpaste, so that when the whisk is lifted out of the glaze it falls back into the bowl in a slow thick ribbon. When the muffins are mostly cool, dip the top into the glaze and place them back on a cooling rack (with a paper towel underneath to catch drips). The glaze will be dry to the touch within about 10 minutes.
This recipe is adapted from a recipe titled Doughnut Muffins found on kingarthurflour.com