My Instagram account holds random snippets of my life. Yes, my life pretty much revolves around my cat, diabetes and food. A few weeks ago, I made salted caramel sauce and turned them into little donut-shaped muffins. Dad ate like four of them over the day, so the whole batch vanished quickly. Then I had a few friends saying they looked amazing from my posts on Instagram and asked if I could share the recipe. So this one is for you Dinisha!
I got the Salted Caramel Sauce recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction website. It was literally the first thing that came up when I Googled salted caramel. How’s that for luck! I loved her step by step pictorial guide and was pretty surprised at how easy it was to make it!
The donut-muffin recipe was originally for a baked Nutella donut, which I think I got from a Diabetic Living magazine. I’ve simply substituted Nutella for Salted Caramel because Salted Caramel kicks Nutella’s butt any day in my books. And this is also another easy recipe to follow. I’m not a pro in the kitchen so the recipes I use are quite basic!
You Need This:
- 1 cup plain flour
- 4 tbs salted caramel (or Nutella)
- ½ tsp bi-carb soda
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ cup skim milk
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
To Do This:
- Preheat oven to 160°C
- Combine flour, bi-carb soda and salt in a smaller mixing bowl. Set aside.
- In a larger mixing bowl, whisk salted caramel, milk, brown sugar, egg, butter and vanilla extract together until smooth.
(tip: whisk melted butter and salted caramel together first)
- Add the dry ingredients to wet mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
(tip: the mixture will be slightly runny)
- Spoon batter in a greased donut pan, filling only about ⅔ of the way.
(tip: doesn’t have to be donut pan)
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until they are cooked through to the middle
- Remove from oven and let it sit for about a minute before transferring donut-muffin things to a cooling rack
(Total carbs for the entire mixture is approximately 240g. Just divide it into how ever many donut-muffin things you make. I got nine donut-muffins from one batch which worked out to be about 25-30g of carbs for each.)
And there you have it – quick-vanishing salted caramel donut muffin things if you live with a bunch of sweet-tooth’s. We also
drowned drizzled the donut-muffin things with leftover salted caramel sauce. In fact, we’ve been having leftover salted caramel sauce with as many things as we can get away with!