What are “doughnut muffins” exactly? Well, I'm glad you asked. Basically, you can make any baked doughnut recipe in a muffin pan. So, I’m happy to tell you, if your kitchen is without a doughnut pan, get excited, because you can now make a plethora of new recipes for breakfast, from chocolate-glazed to this scrumptious jam-filled version.
You may also wonder what the difference is between a doughnut muffin and a muffin-muffin especially when this doughnut looks exactly like a muffin. Doughnuts actually use a different batter than muffins, one that is stickier, heavier, denser and less cake-like. The icing or glaze on a doughnut muffin will be more of what you would find on cake doughnuts or yeast doughnuts at your local bakery. Are you still with me?
These raspberry doughnut muffins are perfect for a special brunch. Raspberry jam is swirled throughout each and then each muffin is topped with a raspberry icing that dries smooth. I love how the taste of real raspberries comes through in every bite. Feel free to change it up and use strawberry jam or blackberry jam instead...whatever you have on hand will do.
For those doughnut fans out there, who don't own doughnut pans, your destiny is in the kitchen this weekend. Pull out your muffin pan and get to work. These doughnut-muffin hybrids will satisfy even the worst doughnut craving. You won’t even miss the hole in the center!