These Mini Apple Donut-Muffins are the perfect cross between muffins and donuts. Baked in mini muffin tins and then rolled in butter and a cinnamon-sugar mixture, they’re the perfect fall treat!
Hi friends! Fall is here and I’m loving the slightly cooler weather here in Texas. It seems to me that once fall hits, the rest of the year just speeds by!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner it’s a great time to be thinking about what you’re thankful for (although it’s always a great time for that, right?)
I originally wrote this post a few years ago and teamed up with some great bloggers for what we called The Thankful Challenge – basically, we all shared some things we were thankful for along with some happy fall things like recipes, crafts, etc.
Obviously I’m sharing a recipe for Mini Apple Donut-Muffins (the reason you clicked on this post) but I’ve linked the other bloggers in the challenge down at the bottom of this post so that you can check out their fall/thankfulness themed posts as well.
You may also be interested in: My Favorite Basic Muffin Recipe for Every Occasion
So, what am I thankful for? Well back when I originally wrote this post I elaborated a good bit on what I was thankful for, but in the interest of keeping this post a bit shorter (no one likes super long recipe posts) I just share one thing:
I am particularly thankful this year for God’s providence. What do I mean by that? I mean that I am thankful that He knows everything that’s going on in the world at large, in our nation, and in my family’s lives.
And not only does He know what’s going on, He is in control. And even when things seem crazy or bad and I feel anxious I can remind myself that someday He is sovereign over it all and that someday He is going to set everything right again.
So, that’s something I am thankful for right now in 2021.
Now, onto these amazing Apple Donut-Muffins!
What are donut-muffins?
Well, basically you make muffins (mini muffins in this case) and then dip them in butter and roll them in a sugar mixture and they turn into donut-muffins! Easy and yummy (pretty much the criteria for every new recipe I choose to make haha.)
I love that these little donut-muffins have apple in them because apples just seem so fall-y! I grated the apple in this recipe, but if you want it to stand out even more I would suggest finely chopping your apple instead.
Here’s the recipe, adapted slightly from this one that I found on Pinterest.
How to Make Mini Apple Donut-Muffins
These Mini Apple Donut-Muffins are the perfect cross between muffins and donuts. Baked in mini muffin tins and then rolled in butter and a cinnamon-sugar mixture, they're the perfect fall treat! In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
Mini Apple Donut-Muffins
In another bowl, whisk together butter, egg, milk and apple. Add to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Put mixture into greased mini muffin pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Let muffins cool slightly, then dip in melted butter and roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture.
These Mini Apple Donut-Muffins are the perfect cross between muffins and donuts. Baked in mini muffin tins and then rolled in butter and a cinnamon-sugar mixture, they're the perfect fall treat!
In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
Be sure to check out the rest of the posts in The Thankful Challenge below:
DIY Rustic Thankful Chalkboard
Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash
Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing
Pumpkin Sage Brie Rolls with a Cranberry Glaze
Dollar Store Operation Christmas Child Ideas
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!