Saturday, February 6, 2010

Apple Cider Donut Hole Mini Muffin Puffs

So I saw all those posts on donut muffins probably last summer or so. I starred them and meant to make them. That didn't happen.

Then in the fall when apples started coming into season I started seeing posts about the Apple Cider Donuts at assorted places, which made me think of the ones at Delicious Orchards in NJ. mmmm. So I starred a couple recipes and never made those either.

So now, several months later I have finally decided to combine the two and make something that vaguely resembles them.

They were good when they were hot. They were a little rubbery the next day. I suspect I overmixed so be careful about that.

PS I finally stopped being lazy and uploaded pics to a bunch of my old posts.

Apple Cider Donut Hole Mini Muffin Puffs
based on a combination of these three recipes

2 cups apple cider
3 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs

2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Boil the apple cider down to 1 cup. Cool to room temp. Mix together the applesauce and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Sift together the dry ingredients. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and apple cider to the applesauce mix so that you have 3 additions of dry and 2 additions of cider. Pour into a greased mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until done. Brush with melted butter. Mix together cinnamon and sugar and toss the buttered mini muffins in the sugar.


Anonymous said...

Hmm... these sound delicious! I also starred a lot of apple recipes; but didn't get to make any of them in the fall--especially the donut one that I wanted to make ;-) I am just like you! ;-)

Suzie said...

These sound great - and will be a good way to use up the end of the applesauce in my fridge!