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HomeBakingVisitor: Jessie Sheehan's Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk "Munchkins"

Visitor: Jessie Sheehan’s Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk “Munchkins”

Welcome our subsequent December visitor, Jessie Sheehan of Jessie Sheehan Bakes!

Jessie loves candy treats, however doesn’t love lengthy recipes and sinks stuffed with dishes, so she took it upon herself to grow to be queen of the easy-peasy bake. Earlier than changing into queen she admits to carrying many hats, being an actress, a lawyer, and a stay-at-home mother earlier than taking a job at a bakery. There she realized every thing there may be to learn about baking, testing bakes, and creating recipes, from mentors Matt & Nato (homeowners of Baked in Pink Hook, Brooklyn). Her cookbook writing ranges from Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen to Snoop Canine – no large deal.

If you end up not admiring her strong TikTok sport, try her  cookbooks, Icebox Muffins and The Classic Baker. Her present cookbook, Snackable Bakes, is on the New York Occasions record of the finest cookbooks of 2022!

Picture by Nico Schinco


So, truthfully, I’ve so many wonderful and excessive issues to say about these cinnamon sugar buttermilk donut holes, that I virtually have no idea the place to start. However right here goes . . . These “munchkins,” as I affectionately name them (trigger Dunkin’ Donuts endlessly) are actually simply mini, nutmeg-infused muffins, which can be drenched in melted butter when nonetheless heat, rolled in cinnamon/sugar, after which popped in your mouth, one after the opposite. They’re good for breakfast (obvs) but in addition make for a fantastically enjoyable and retro banquet dessert. I’ve been making a model of those for near a decade, after first discovering them at Bantam Bakery in Bantam CT. 

The Bantam bakers known as them “dust bombs,” they usually had been not at all “mini,” however regardless of (or perhaps due to) their beneficiant dimension and scrumptious donut-like texture, I assumed they had been pure genius and so distinctive, and that the bakers who created them should be straight-up sugar wizards. In different phrases, it by no means even occurred to me that anybody (aside from these in Bantam) had ever made something fairly like them earlier than. 

I made a decision to take a stab at my very own model and in so doing realized there have been, the truth is, A LOT of oldsters making the precise similar deal with in all places, and that maybe these Bantam peeps had not invented the “dust bomb” in spite of everything. However whatevs. That didn’t cease me then, nor did it cease me when writing my third cookbook, Snackable Bakes, as I knew a recipe for these easy-peasy treats was simply begging to be included. Snackable Bakes contains 100 recipes for easy sweets and treats (you realize the sort that may be assembled in 20 minutes or much less, with elements already in your pantry and requiring no particular kitchen tools) and this recipe for cinnamon sugar buttermilk munchkins is all that after which some. Use an everyday sized muffin pan in the event you don’t have a mini one – however the ratio of cinnamon-sugar coating to cakey middle within the minis is to not be missed.

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Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk “Munchkins”

  • Prep Time:

  • Cook dinner Time:
    10 minutes

  • Complete Time:
    40 minutes



For the donuts:

For the cinnamon-sugar:


  1. Warmth the oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan with cooking spray or softened butter.
  2. To make the donuts, whisk the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a big bowl for 30 seconds. Whisk within the egg after which the buttermilk. Sprinkle the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg over the bowl, one by one, vigorously whisking after every. Gently fold within the flour with a versatile spatula till the final streak disappears. Fill every mini cup with one tablespoon of batter, utilizing both a small ice cream scoop or a measuring spoon.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the pan on the midway level. The donuts are completed when their tops look dry, they bounce again after being frivolously pressed, and a wood skewer inserted within the middle of 1 comes out clear or with a moist crumb or two. Cool them within the pan on a cooling rack solely for as long as it takes you to soften the butter and put together the cinnamon-sugar. Repeat with the remaining batter
  4. Pour the melted butter in a single small bowl and whisk the sugar and cinnamon collectively in one other. Nestle the cooling rack over a baking sheet. Dunk every donut within the butter, lifting it out with a slotted spoon, after which roll it within the cinnamon-sugar, utilizing a big fork or your arms to nudge it round, earlier than transferring it to the cooling rack. Get pleasure from heat or at room temperature. The donuts will maintain in an hermetic container on the counter for as much as 3 days. Makes about 30 munchkins.



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