It was snowing out. White fat flakes of snow were falling from the sky so I headed into the kitchen. What a better way to spend a day inside while the weather is bad outside. The apartment smells wonderful and the heat from the oven is making us toasty.
I picked this recipe today because we had extra buttermilk and sour cream. When we went shopping this weekend they only had a large sour cream and large buttermilk. Since we don’t use either of these often I needed to figure out what I was going to do with the leftovers. I remembered this recipe for Doughnut Muffins that I had seen months ago and decided to give it a try!
Recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (You could also use cinnamon)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup buttermilk (You could also use milk)
1/4 cup sour cream (You could also use yogurt)
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
** Toppings are up to you. You can roll the muffins in powdered sugar (about a 1/2 cup – no butter needed). If rolling in cinnamon sugar combination (1/2 cup sugar combined with 2 teaspoons cinnamon) about 4 tablespoons of butter will be needed. You can also roll in toasted coconut or fill each with jelly or even coat them with chocolate. Whatever your little heart desires!
Heat oven to 350. Spray muffin pans with PAM.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine milk and sour cream; stir to combine. In a mixer bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture alternatively with the milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Do not over mix!! Place 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Bake muffins until they are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 12 to 15 minutes (depending on your oven). Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn them out of the pans. Apply topping while warm.