Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pancake+ Doughnut Muffin+Coffee Cake = This

I had quite a bit of trouble figuring out what to call this recipe. The original recipe was for Muffins that Taste Like Donuts, which I changed to Donut Muffin Coffee Cake, then added syrup which reminded me of pancakes... which brought me to the dilemma... It started as a doughnut muffin recipe which then morphed to a doughnut muffin coffee cake which then became a doughnut muffin pancake coffee cake. And that is way too long of a title, so what's a girl to do? Well, I don't have an answer. All I know is it is a breakfast conglomeration of the best sort. Warm, covered in butter, then sprinkled with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping and if your really brave, a drizzle of maple syrup. You can add nuts or dried fruit (I added dried cranberries) to mix it up a bit. This is a super easy recipe to customize... I am thinking next time I'm gonna try maple banana bread pecan doughnut muffin pancake coffee cake. Now THAT is a long name! Anyways, regardless of the fact that I still have not come up with an appropriate name for this baking experiment, it is dang good... maybe I need to make some more to get inspired to come up with a title...

Yes, I think that will be my plan, nothing like more sugar to get those creative juices flowing... I'm off to bake, enjoy!
*Side note: Sorry about the pictures it was 11:00 at night so the lighting was AWFUL! AND I somehow spaced taking a picture of the finished square cake... oops!

Recipe Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 whole eggs
1/3 cup syrup
1 1/2 cups milk (I used a combo of almond milk and rice milk cause it's what I had)

3/4 cup dried fruit (cranberrys, blueberrys, whatev)

1/2 cup Butter
2/3 cup White Sugar
2 Tablespoon Cinnamon

More syrup, for serving (optional)

Grease one 8x8 square pan and 4 muffin top tins.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Add oil, sugar, egg, syrup, and milk. Add cranberries. Stir only to combine. Fill square pan 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full.

Fill muffin top tins with leftover batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes (muffin tops) and 15-20 minutes (coffee cake).

Meanwhile, combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl. Upon removal from the oven, rub the tops of the muffin tops and the coffee cake with a stick of butter (it will melt which is what you want). You are basically giving the sugar something to stick to.

Sprinkle sugar/cinnamon over the cake and muffins.
Let cool. Drizzle with syrup if desired.
Cinnamon Sugary
Dig in!



  1. It would be tough to name those. ;) They look yummy though.

  2. What ever you call them they look gorgeous, very yummy. x

  3. I love it, they look like puffy wonderful pancakes

  4. Oh my word, I think I'd be speechless with delight to see something like this in front of me for breakfast. Then, of course, I'd devour it in an instant. I'm going to be starting a new linky party on my blog this week Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I do hope you'll come by then and link these up.

  5. Oh my golly...this sounds decadent! And I can't wait to try it; I think we might have these for Sunday brunch. WOW!

  6. You guys are the best, thanks for all your comments! I truly appreciate them and I hope that when you make these recipes fill your tummies with good things!

  7. I think I would win mom of the year in my kids' eyes if I made them this. You have SO many goodies on your blog! I need to stay away. But I so can't! I like keeping recipes like this for sleepovers and company. Thanks!

  8. Oh, these look sinful, lol! YUMM-O!!


  9. Hi there, first time on your blog - LOVE the name of your blog and the pancakes look delish and mouth watering good!!!!

  10. Pancake Doughnut Muffins Coffee Cake all in one what a great combination and it looks delicious. I really want to try these. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and Please come back!

  11. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday, what a great idea!