Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Green Beer Day Treats: Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Sorry I have fallen off the face of the blogging world! It was spring break and then, well....

I go to a college that has created it's own drunken holiday known as Green Beer Day. 

Yep. Green Beer Day.

What that means is, the Thursday before Spring Break is a morning til night day of drinking green alcohol, the bars opening at 5AM and staying open til 3AM, students ditching classes left and right, and of course the school itself being upset with the events transpiring.

What happened was long back in my school's history, the kids attending apparently used to get particularly rowdy and mess up the town on St. Patrick's Day. So, trying to be sneaky and solve their problem, the university moved Spring Break so that it would fall over St. Pats and no one would be on campus. 

Pretty smart. Until the students found out that they'd done it. 

In retaliation, the student body created Green Beer Day as the Thursday before break and still partied, possibly harder then before, and it became an immediate tradition on campus. Decades later it continues on. 

And so! I was rather distracted by midterms then GBD then Spring Break.

I am back at school now though and have a pinch of time to update this lovely blog. Here are the treats I made for GBD.

Since we were up at 5AM, I thought some muffins to fill stomaches before beer would probably be a good idea and decided to take a whirl at the recipe posted here by Stylish Cuisine. I added cinnamon to my sugar, making my muffins cinnamon sugar rather then just plain sugar but, no matter how you slice it, the end result was just DELICIOUS.

So good, I don't have words. They tasted so much worse for me then they are. Not to say they are GOOD for you but, they taste like pure buttery sin and are probably 1/2 as bad as all that. I also doubled the recipe to make enough to feed everyone (the recipe claims it makes 10 large muffins or 24 mini, I made about 60 mini with the double batch so, the math is wrong somewhere...I'd double it again just to have bunches of delicious.)

Anyway :) Bake and Enjoy

Sugar Donut Muffins
-3/4 cup sugar
-1 large egg
-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-2 tsp baking power
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 tbsp butter, melted
-1/2 cup sugar and some cinnamon, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract. Divide batter evenly into muffin pans.
Bake for 15-18 minutes for standard-sized muffins or 11-12 minutes for mini-muffins.While muffins are baking, melt butter and pour remaining sugar into a small bowl, add cinnamon to taste (about 1tsp worked well for me).
When muffins are done, lightly brush the top of each with some melted butter, remove from the pan and roll in sugar. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!

P.S. I made some chocolate cupcakes with green icing for later that night! Turned out cute too :)


  1. That's a pretty funny story and those are great muffins. I'd add cinnamon too! Love that recipe!

  2. Green sugar sprinkles would be pretty on top!