Dirt Bomb Muffins
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These cinnamon sugar dirt bomb muffins are like your favorite doughnut, but in a light and fluffy muffin. You aren't going to be able to stop at one.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • For the Topping
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Coat a 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray.
  3. Whisk flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add butter and sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes).
  5. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
  6. Add dry ingredients in 3 additions. Start with the mixer on low speed and add ⅓ of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Blend together then add ½ of the milk. Beat until well combined. Add another ⅓ of the dry ingredients and blend together. Add the rest of the milk and blend until well combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and blend until everything is well incorporated.
  7. Scrape down sides and make sure that everything is well combined.
  8. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups and bake. Halfway through the baking time, turn the pan so that everything bakes evenly.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove the muffins from the tin and place them on a cooling rack.
  12. Let them rest for 10 minutes.
  13. For the Topping
  14. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl.
  15. Melt butter in medium sized bowl.
  16. Dip the muffin top and roll the sides in the butter then roll the muffin in the cinnamon sugar.
  17. Return muffin to cooling rack.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at http://mymansbelly.com/2016/11/04/dirt-bomb-muffins/