Developing recipes can be challenging. Usually it takes hours of concepting and several kitchen tests to get it just right. Sometimes it’s a piece of cake -- like when we created this recipe for Indian Spiced Mini Donut Muffins
Sure, it helped that the recipe idea was actually created years ago. You see, just like people, recipes can benefit from a makeover. To create our Indian Spiced Mini Donut Muffins, we performed a muffin makeover.
Here’s the story. As Betty Crocker Taste Seekers, we’re constantly trying new foods, reading new recipes and generally searching and hunting all over for food trends and recipe ideas. Sometimes an idea just hits us -- THIS IS IT!
That’s what happened with the idea for donut muffins. What’s a donut muffin? It’s a simple spiced muffin that’s been dipped in melted butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. It’s a muffin that tastes like a donut. You (or your Grandma) may also know them as French Breakfast Puffs
The French Breakfast Puff recipe is a Betty Crocker classic. To update it, we made a few ingredient tweaks (used butter instead of shortening, increased the spices), made them mini, and changed the name -- and Indian Spiced Mini Donut Muffins were born. (Don’t worry, we’re still fans of French Breakfast Puffs and we’ve kept them part of our recipe collection.)
We loved the new mini donut muffins so much that we featured them in The Betty 10
to represent the street food trend. (The Indian spice flavor profile was inspired by a Minneapolis food truck.)
We hope you love them too!
Jennifer, BC Taste Seeker
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