Sometimes I think people try to pass foods as “healthy,” or not at “dessert” by giving them a different name. These are one of those times. Glazed Doughnut = Sugary, decadent, and delicious. Muffin = Breakfast, fluffy, generally somewhat healthy. If they would have been called cupcakes rather than muffins, there would be no question that these were a sugary dessert.
Let me just tell you – I did not make these thinking that they are in any way healthy. Well, maybe I did expect them to be a bit more healthy than a fried, glazed, doughnut, but I didn’t really think that they would be something that would be widely approved as health food. You can find the recipe here.
Did I get a little carried away with the photos? Maybe. But there is just something about drippy glaze that is so appealing and looks so good in photos, I just couldn’t resist.
After making these, I realized that there is really something more to naming something a cupcake vs. muffin. And this does definitely qualify as a muffin. They are pretty dense, and have a breadier texture – not so different from a cake doughnut. There was no cover-up going on, it would be wrong to call these cupcakes.
Overall these were very easy to make. Honestly, I think they turned out better than I thought they would. The texture was very similar to a cake doughnut and the glaze adds a delicious sweetness that definitely edges it towards doughnut.
Ease: A, easy. Even the glaze was really foolproof.
Taste: A, they were really good. I great middle ground between muffin and super sweet and sugary doughnut.
Would I make them again? Yeah I think so. They would be good to bring to a breakfast, OR as a dessert to any meal!