Little Cinnamon Sugar Bombs

Maybe I ought not to have put the word “bombs” in my blog title. Who knows what that will bring to my blog via the Search Engines. I don’t think I want to know.  But the title is appropriate, because these things are the bomb! The original recipe came from Tasty Kitchen, but I first saw the photo of it on Pinterest. (Pinterest – now sucking up even more time that I don’t have, but OH so fun. Sigh.)

Interesting to note – these bake up like cake donuts on the inside. The recipe says to dunk them in butter and roll them in cinnamon/sugar after baking. Well, that sounded like a bit much to me. I figured I’d bake them in cupcake liners, then brush butter on the top and sprinkle it with a dusting of cinnamon/sugar. Healthier, right? The problem with that is that the cake part is pretty bland and a light dusting of cinnamon/sugar didn’t cut it. So I said “the heck with it”, dunked them good, and rolled them in the cinnamon/sugar mix like they told me to. The result? Ohmyword good. Perfect. Some things you just don’t fight. Or “fix”.

cinnamon-sugar-bombsCinnamon Sugar Bombs

1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbl. cinnamon

Combine oil, 3/4 cup sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Divide into 12 well-greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 10 – 12 minutes. (Note: I had to bake mine for 20 minutes. Not sure why.)

While hot, dip in melted butter and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.  Let cool. Enjoy!

Now, on to the zillion other recipes I’ve pinned in Pinterest. Are you on Pinterest? Stay away from it if you can help it. Stay very very far away.

What did you decide to knit for Camp Loopy’s Project Two? Next Friday can’t get here soon enough, so that we can start in on our projects! I am knitting All The Water mittens (which we have now sold out of at Loopy, so pop over and get it from Kirsten if you’d like it) out of  Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted (in Cara – the light blue color that matches my Winter’s Rhythm Capelet). I did finish my Project One Pamuya and it’s drying and blocking. I’ll show you that next week. Have a great weekend!

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  1. I’m knitting All the Water too – in Dream in Color Classy – Valentine. Honestly the only time I put mittens on is for football games so I needed red!

  2. I’m doing Ysolda’s Snapdragon Flip-top Mittens. Plus the tam, but that will be after I finish the mittens. In Madtosh DK in La Vie en Rose, which is one of those is-it-pink-is-it-lavendar colors. Just lovely! Now to finish my Lakedale for the first challenge. I’m loving it, even though there are over 1000 stitches on the needle here at the end. It takes about an hour to do a row at this point, since I’m not the fastest knitter in the world, either, but I love this thing so much I’d make another other one. Stephen West is brilliant. 🙂

  3. So the baking may just be what you need for stress relief! But what are you going to do once you pack up the kitchen!!

    They do look good!!

  4. The Trail Guides are wondering if you’re bringing these in for us to taste test?!! Yum!!

  5. Are there any alternate instructions for high altitude baking of these scrumptious looking treats?

  6. I have not yet decided, though I have it narrowed down to two patterns, and am leaning towards the Yellow Harvest mittens from the Fall 2008 Vogue Knitting. My other choice is the mittens on the cover of the Knitted Gifts book. I figure I have a few days to decide. And I have to finish my Hap Stole first, so….

  7. I’m knitting All the Water too! It will be fun to do a mini KAL with you, Sheri, and the other people doing this. It will be my first time knitting with Tosh Vintage. I’m pretty sure I’ll love it, ’cause I love all the other Madtosh stuff!!

  8. For Project Two I’m knitting some socks by Melissa Goodale. I ordered my yarn a couple of days ago, and can’t wait to get started on the 15th. I finished Project I this week and blocked it night before last. Took a picture of it this morning and hope to get the photo uploaded this evening. So far I’m having great fun camping!

  9. Ooo, those look tasty! I was thinking about making Snickerdoodles, but these use less butter. Hmm…

    For project II I’m making Two Hoots socks out of Cascade Heritage in Raspberry for my sister for Christmas. She loves owls. I just hope I can get done with project I in time!

  10. Ooo, those look tasty! I was thinking about making Snickerdoodles, but these use less butter. Hmm…

    For project II I’m making Two Hoots socks out of Cascade Heritage in Raspberry for my sister for Christmas. She loves owls. I just hope I can get done with project I in time!

  11. I’m planning on doing Wendy’s Johnson’s Wrought Iron socks, but I need to recieve my yarn and do a swatch of the cables first, to make sure that they work together. Haven’t yet thought of a second option if they don’t. Post office website says my yarn should be here today, so I should have it figured out and ready in plenty of time for starting on the fifteenth.

  12. Mmmm, those look wicked good! While I was scribbling down the recipe, I shortened cinnamon to “cinn” (sin?).

  13. I made these too, my Pinterst/FB/rav friend…. BUT not only did i make one batch on day #1…. i made TWO more the next day… and gifted them away!
    I did make them in the liners, and dipped them pretty good in the cin/sugar…. but it makes all the difference as to what cinnamon you use, a high quality fresh one goes a long way…. and you would only need to do the tops.. 🙂

  14. I’m in the long rows of my Catkin. I’ll be knitting Diamonds and Cables socks from Madeline Tosh Tosh Sock Water Lily. I love the Madeline Tosh Merino Light so thought I’d try the sock. I love the way it feels and can’t wait to cast on.

  15. Oh Sheri- my weakness, cinnamon and sugar! Will have to make these. Cupcake liners is a good tip!
    I am planning on knitting “Knotty” gloves out of Madeline Tosh. Got my order from you all today! Luv it! I am still try to decide on the color! I love reading and seeing what everyone is going to knit- My list is getting longerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  16. lol… were probably flag by Homeland Security for using the word bomb.

    Oh those look so good. Guess I know what I’ll be making soon. Dunking them in a little butter isn’t too bad since you didn’t fry them the way typical donuts are made. Baking made them a lot healthier to start with. 🙂

  17. I bought my yarn today and decided to make Wendy’s basket case socks using Sweet Georgia’s tough love sock. Tough decision today as I walked the shop but a nice break from an interesting day at work.

  18. I have decided to knit Celtic Braid Socks #157 from Cabin Fever. I hope my yarn fits the pattern but only time will tell. I also hope to start this project on the beginning date instead of a couple days late like I did for project one.

    Todays treat/recipe sure looks yummy as I have had to fast for two days for a couple medical tests, wish they were here for me to gobble up…

  19. We make something very like this. They are in the old Betty Crocker cookbook and are called French Puffs. We call them Sarah Buns because we used to make them all the time when our friend Sarah came to visit. They are the bomb. They are also very good warm from the oven. We give everyone their own little dish of melted butter, ala lobster, so everyone can double dip if they need to do so. Yum! I may need to make some this weekend…

  20. I, too, am doing Ysolde’s Snapdragon Flip-top mittens in Madeline Tosh DK Cedar. It just came in the mail today-I can hardly wait to start on July 15, but I better complete my Daybreak for Project 1.
    That recipe may be made here tomorrow morning!!
    Happy weekend to all.

  21. I’m making Bella mittens in Malabrigo Worsted. This will be my first mittens and my first Malabrigo Worsted project! I can’t wait to start!!

  22. I’m making Airy Socks by The Yarnarian using Madelinetosh, Tosh sock in grapefruit. Thank you for sharing the recipe it looks yummy. Can’t wait for Friday, I have had this pattern in my queue since 2008, about time I knit them.

  23. I tried this recipe; it was great! I made it sheet cake style though, drizzled some of the butter over it while it was still hot, like the recipe, and sprinkled a little of the cinnamon sugar over it and put it back in the turned off oven for a minute to see if it would melt the sugar a little bit. I think it just hardened it a little. It still looked the way it did when I put it in there. It makes a delicious cake.

  24. I am knitting the “BFF” socks from Cookie A’s “Knit. Socks. Love” book. I have crazy-wide feet with an impossibly high instep, so I did some swatching to calm my fears that I would never be able to get these to fit me. I think I am going to use size 0 needles, and follow the pattern for the 9″ size. (I need a finished measurement of 8.5″, and this seems to work.) I have had this book since it first came out, and had kind of forgotten about it. I would like to knit my way through the book, doing every pair except for the knee socks, so maybe this will be the start for me. I am also using a new-to-me yarn—Spud N’ Chloe fine in the “Red Hot” color, and so far, I am loving it. (I can see some Norwegian mittens in my future!) Now we just have to wait for Friday. . . .

  25. I am knitting a pair of socks that I have knit before. I made them for a friend and really liked them SO Camp Loopy is agreat excuse to make a pair for myself for Football season (if there is one!)…GO Steelers!!!! WIth that out of the way; my yarn is Claudia Handpainted in “steelers”. The pattern is from “Knitting Mor CIrcles Around Socks” by Antje Gillingham; “In the Diagonal”. I can’t wait until Project 2 starts; I am occupying myself with some UFO’s until Friday :-)!!!!!

  26. I just made the Bombs but as a CAKE! and I added vanilla to the batter. Baking time took about half an hour but it was worth the wait! YUM! Thanks for this recipe

  27. i have a very similar recipe called “French Breakfast Muffins”… probably originated from Nancy’s old Betty Crocker recipe; I’ve had it for 25-30 years & LOVE the finished product, especially warm. The “bomb” name is funnier though 🙂

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