Luci's Doughnut Muffins

Luci's Doughnut Muffins
They look like muffins, but roll them in cinnamon-sugar then they taste more like donuts 
6 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1½ cups Sugar
½ cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon +2 teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Saigon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 cup Canola Oil
½ cup Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 cup Buttermilk, I used Almond Buttermilk
½ cup Milk, I used Unsweetened Almond milk
4 eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Vanilla Bean Sugar
1 cup Sugar, I recommend not using refined
2 Vanilla Beans, split and scrapped
Cinnamon Sugar
1 cup Sugar
1½ teaspoons Saigon Cinnamon
1½ cups Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
Microwave 1 stick (½ cup) of butter in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Let it cool slightly.
Whisk together sugar, dark brown sugar, oil and cooled melted butter.
Add baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Mix well.
Sift in flour two cups at a time.
Add eggs and buttermilk.
Whisk together then add in milk.
Whisk in cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger only two to three times.
Cover and chill for 1 hour.
While the batter is chilling combine vanilla bean scrapping from two vanilla beans with sugar, either whisk or break up the vanilla bean seeds with fingers.
For cinnamon sugar, combine sugar and cinnamon stir gently.
Preheat oven to 350C.
Spray muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.
With an ice cream scooper or piping bag using a ziplock bag, fill cups 2/3 full.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes if using the regular muffin tin or 25 to 30 minutes if using the King Size pan.
Stick a toothpick into a muffin, if it comes out clean it is ready.
Let the muffins cool for five minutes in the pan then let them cool on a wired rack completely.
Melt 1½ sticks (3/4 cups) of butter, let it cool slightly.
Dip one doughnut muffin in melted butter, coat the muffin well using a rolling and brush method then roll muffin in either the vanilla bean sugar or cinnamon sugar well.
Let the sugar coating set for 5 to 10 minutes before consuming.
Prepared, tried and tested by: Luci Cook‎ 
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