I’ve been MIA for the past week, and I’m so very sorry. My grandfather had surgery last Tuesday, so I travelled on up to Cow Country to take care of him. I waited on him hand and foot, because I’m his favorite granddaughter (I’m his only granddaughter), and that’s what favorite granddaughters’ do to make their grandfathers feel better.
I made a ton of food while I was in Cow Country. I made this tomato and bacon pie by The Country Cook. It was Amazing! My grandmother adored this pie, so much that she couldn’t stop talking about it. She even ate it for breakfast one morning. I also perfected pizza dough over the weekend. Don’t worry, I’ll share the love later on this week. Last, but certainly not least, I made Nutella Donut Muffins for my very first #MuffinMonday.
These donut muffins put a smile on my grandfather’s face. He loved them! He loved them so much that he ate three of them in one sitting. Trooper, right? His exact words as he reached for his third muffin were, “Well, it’s not like I get these often, so I’m eating another one.” Go ahead, Pop-pop! I was secretly cheering him on from the sidelines.
I don’t know about you, but Monday is not my favorite day of the week. Monday means it’s the end of the weekend. No more Sunday fun day. No more sleeping in. No more baking all weekend. No more footloose and fancy free. No more late night cocktail hours. It’s back to all work and no play.
Oh, Monday. How I dread your arrival.
Muffins make Monday’s a bit more tolerable, which is why An from Bakerstreet created #MuffinMonday.
Thanks to An, Monday’s aren’t so bad now.
These Nutella donut muffins will brighten any Monday. Guaranteed!
It’s a donut. It’s a muffin. It’s a donut muffin, and it’s one of the best muffins I have ever eaten. The texture is moist and cake-like, and a dollop of Nutella gets plopped in the middle, creating a fudgy center. You’ll forget all about Monday and the upcoming work week when you sink your teeth into one of these delicious muffins.
Nutella Swirl Donut Muffins
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups + 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. orange zest
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
About 1/3 cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray, or line with cupcake papers.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, salt, orange zest, and cinnamon. Mix until combined.
Add in the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined.
Fill each mini muffin cup about 2/3 full with batter. Add a dollop of nutella to each muffin and swirl with a knife.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool muffins on a wire rack before serving.
Adapted slightly from Bakerstreet
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