Dirt Bombs

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Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.

Ingredients

Servings: Makes 12

muffins

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk

topping and assembly

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, melted

Preparation

muffins

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Coat a standard 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups and bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 30–35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to a wire rack.

topping and assembly

  • Mix sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Working one at a time, dip tops of muffins in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar.
  • DO AHEAD: Muffins can be made 6 hours ahead. Keep tightly wrapped at room temperature.

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