With all the pressures of the holidays, the last thing you need is a complicated brunch plan—that’s where these doughnut muffins come in. This morning I was craving biting into a jelly doughnut, but having made them before, I know they’re time consuming. These muffins give me all the satisfaction of biting into a sugar-dusted fluffy doughnut with a gooey jelly surprise—without the mess I make in the kitchen frying up dough.
½cupmaple sugar or granulated sugarplus 2 tablespoons for coating
1teaspoonground cinnamonplus 1 teaspoon for coating
¾cupunsweetened almond or cashew milk or milkat room temperature
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1large eggat room temperature
¼cupseedless raspberry jam
2tablespoonsdairy-free buttery sticks or unsalted buttermelted, for coating
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, vanilla and egg. Add to the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter, top with a dollop of jam in the center, then top with more batter to cover. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons maple sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Dip each into the melted butter, then into the cinnamon sugar.