Acquitting Donut Bites


donut bitesSo, last week I forgot Father’s Day.  We had a lot on our plates what with a vacation ending, family visiting and a toddler acting very “two”. Some things were bound to fall through the cracks. Thanks to Sunday morning television with an abundance of tool commercials, it quickly dawned on me that I was a terrible, horrible wife who had no gift, special meal or even a card with a sloppy hand-print from our son.  Luckily I was able to glom onto another friend’s Father’s Day cookout to give the appearance of a well-thought-out celebration (and gave him enough beer so he couldn’t tell the difference). The next day I baked him one of the many treats I’ve been archiving on my “looks way too good to be healthy” Pinterest recipe board.  That’s how I came across the following recipe for baked donut bites. I brought some of the leftovers into work the next day and I think everyone who tried them would agree that you must forgive someone who makes these for you. They’re that good.


½ cup white sugar
¼ cup butter, melted
¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 24 mini-muffin cups. Mix sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted butter, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.

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