Today’s recipe is sweet in a very special way. Mique Provost of the blog Thirty Handmade Days was trying to think of a birthday gift for her autistic son when she decided to commemorate his birth with a random acts of kindness day. The response from her community was huge and over 100 act of kindness were performed, so she decided to keep the kindness going and release a book, Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness: Simple Crafts and Recipes to Give and Spread Joy. The goal of the book is to provide hands-on activities to inspire good deeds by its readers, and we’re going to be sharing some of the “Make and Share” recipes from the book over the next few days.
Today’s recipe is a special muffin designed to be baked and taken to a police and/or fire station. We have firefighters in our family, so we are no strangers to the idea dropping off goodies at the fire station! If you don’t know someone personally who is a police officer or fire fighter, just call your local non-emergency line and inquire if they accept food gifts and where to drop them off.
Cini-Mini Donut Muffins
Recipe by Mique Provost and reprinted with permission from Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness: Simple Crafts and Recipes to Give and Spread Joy.
1 cup (240 ml) whole milk
⅔ cup (160 g) unsalted butter, melted
3 cups (360 g) all-purpose flour
1 cup (200 g) sugar
3 tsp (15 g) baking powder
¼ tsp salt
For the Topping
1 cup (200 g) sugar
2 tsp (5 g) cinnamon
1 cup (240 g) unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease your mini muffin tin with cooking spray or butter and flour.
Combine the first three ingredients and set aside. Mix the dry ingredients together.
Gradually add the wet mix to the dry mix until combined.
Fill the muffin cups two-thirds of the way full. I like to use an ice cream or cookie scoop for even distribution.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
While cooling, combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Dip the cooled muffins one at a time into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mix until coated.
Package these muffins up and add a cute tag to say thank you! You can use the thank-you tag on page 139 of Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness: Simple Crafts and Recipes to Give and Spread Joy.