Raise your glasses, Muffin Monday completes a year today! A toast then, to our magical Monday mornings; here’s to the year gone by and to the one ahead.
What an incredible journey it has been. 52 weeks, 52 unique muffins. Rain or shine, every Monday we baked together and realized delicious recipes, all without missing a beat. On more than one occasion I cut it close, a voice in my head whispering that I’m not going to manage it this Monday, but then 51 muffins out of 52 weeks would be entirely missing the point, wouldn’t it?
So what does Year 2 hold for us? We welcome suggestions from readers to help shape the road ahead for Muffin Monday. In the meanwhile there is a surprise towards the end of the post. Read on.
What recipe does one pick for such a moment? Is there such a thing as a celebratory muffin? Oh yes, indeed.
One of my all time favorite muffin variation is the doughnut muffin. Why? Well for starters it’s dunked in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Enough said, really but I still wanted to take this experience to another level and that is exactly what this recipe does. I present to you a Doughnut Muffin with a luscious Nutella swirl. I popped one in my mouth the moment my first batch was out the oven and when I bit into it, the heavenly taste of Nutella exploded on my palette.
And the best part? No butter and very little oil. Yes, we have a winner!
The batter is not tough and dry, instead it’s runny and comes together easily. I recommend giving the nutella a 10-20 second whiz in the microwave to get it to spreadable consistency.
Over to the recipe: Doughnuts + Nutella with a morning cuppa. The ultimate way to kick start your week.
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1½ cups + 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking power
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- About ⅓ cup nutella
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line a muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix until combined.
- Add in the vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
- Fill each mini muffin cup about ⅔ full with batter. Add a dollop of nutella to each muffin and swirl it around a few times with a toothpick or a knife.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Cool muffins on a wire rack before serving
To celebrate Muffin Monday’s anniversary, we have a massive giveaway. Trust me you don’t want to miss this one… so without much ado – here is one the slickest food processors in the market – Magimix by Robot-Coupe.
Made in Burgundy, France it is your one stop machine – from mincing herbs to grating cheese; it will make you a smoothie, whisk your egg whites or knead your dough. Just the friend a home baker/cook needs.
So now, how can this Magimix by Robot-Coupe 12 Cup Food Processor be yours?
It’s very simple. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us what would be the first thing you will make with this gadget. If you’re like me, I always make my first use of a new kitchen gadget a special, memorable one.
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And lastly, a huge shout out to all my Muffin Monday bakers who continue to inspire me week on week. We did it! They keep me on my toes, and are always there when you need them. I’m glad to have run into these fabulous bakers; who I now call friends.
We are celebrating our anniversary next week too so be back for more giveaways and delicious recipes.