1 1/3 cup flour
1 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts nutmeg
1/2 ts cinnamon
2 ts vanilla
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar, or less if you like
3/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbs cinnamon
I doubled this recipe because I like to share with my neighbors, but it you don't double it, it will make about 12 regular sized muffins. These taste a lot like doughnuts, and since I have been craving doughnuts like crazy I thought this was a less than real doughnut fat saturated experience. I was correct, they were just as yummy, just not as oily! This recipe is also very fast, and doesn't require a lot of ingredients you don't usually have in your pantry, something I love! They are also really tender, which is something I thoroughly enjoy, especially after living here for almost two years! The pastries here are cooked until they are less than soft, doughs are beat until there is too much gluten. Why you ask? Well, people are under the impression that if they are not dry as cardboard they are not finished being cooked. Lava cakes don't go over well here, neither do cinnamon rolls and I'm guessing these didn't either. Don't get me wrong, I have had some lovely sweets here, my husbands aunt makes pretty good cookies, bread and cakes and so does one of my sister in laws. It's just that it really isn't that often that someone hands me something soft.
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter, oil or spray your muffin pan. I finally decided to utilize my muffin "pan". Not sure I even like these kinds of baking dishes.
Melt the butter and set aside. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
Combine the wet ingredients and set aside.
Slowly stir in the wet to the dry and don't over mix.
Pour into prepared baking dish and cook until golden brown. Look at that, beautiful nutmeg specks! Yummmm! My smells are enlightened, I do so love nutmeg. I actually use a coffee grinder to grind my own baking spices, and sometimes cooking seeds too. Like cumin seeds, caraway seeds. You should try it! You won't be disappointed I promise!
Take out of the muffin tin and dip into the melted butter and then into the sugar and cinnamon. They tastes pretty good on their own too, but the cinnamon and sugar crust is kinda addicting if you know what I mean.
Eat warm or room temperature.