Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Remember those delicious Glazed Doughnut Muffins I posted about two weeks ago? Oh yeah, that’s right those spicy little muffins dipped in a delicious powdered sugar glaze. Well the same day I made those muffinsΒ I also made these.Β Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts that taste just like doughnuts except that they are not fried. Moist and cinnamony with a delicious crunchy sugar crust these quickly disappeared from the kitchen.Β In the time you can run out to the store and buy some doughnuts you can whip up these warm, straight from the oven muffins. So what are you waiting for? You know you want one! πŸ˜‰

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup oil (or melted butter)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk

For the Coating:
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
In small bowl whisk together oil, sugar, egg and milk.
Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 22 to 24 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time.
While the muffins are baking, combine sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Place melted butter in a small bowl. Once baked, shake muffins out immediately and while hot, dip in melted butter, then roll in sugar and cinnamon.

Source: Try It You Might Like It, originally from Muffin Mania

32 Responses to “Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins”

  1. #
    katshealthcorner — May 28, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

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    happywhennothungry — May 28, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Wow these look fabulous!!! These definitely remind me of cinnamon sugar doughnut holes. Yum!

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    angie — May 28, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    always loved doughnuts but wished they were baked and not fried. These muffins are such a wonderful combination!

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    shaz — May 29, 2011 @ 4:41 am

    those really look really light. Nice πŸ™‚

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    Livy — May 29, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    holy cow! I definitely have this same recipe posted on my blog too; aren’t they AMAZING!! yours look sooo pretty too, I’m tempted to make them again. πŸ™‚

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — May 29, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    i love this recipe sweet pea!!! snickerdoodles, donuts, yumminess in a muffin!!! and this is so easily veganizeable. hehehe.

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    tryityoumightlikeit — May 30, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    Thanks for the link back to my blog. I must make these again soon.

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    Elisabeth — May 30, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    My mom had a recipe like these and I used to BEG her to make them all the time. We had muffins for dinner almost every night (or some sort of bread) and these were my favorite! I can’t wait to try them!

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    LindaLi — June 14, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    I made these for my kids and grand-kids over the weekend, and they couldn’t stop talking about them. What a great recipe.

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    Linda — June 14, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Don’t know what I did but I messed up my name on that last comment.

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    Lena — June 19, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    hi christina, have not been visiting you for a while..looks like i got so much to catch up..would like to give this a try too, they sound delicious to me!

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    Bianca Hrovat — July 4, 2011 @ 4:32 am

    I made these on Saturday afternoon and they disappeared within a few hours! They are delicious. I am making more tonight! Thank you!

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    Jessie — January 13, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    I tried these this morning and were wonderful!!
    My parents and brothers tried them (theres five in my family) and they were gone before lunch! πŸ˜€

    • Christina replied: — January 17th, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the muffins!! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out! πŸ˜€

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    Loulou Walsh — February 21, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    made them today. all i can say is yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. these are def going to be a favourite of mine

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    realityishealthy — March 18, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    I just made these, and they were amazing! I think I’m going to have to make another batch later because my family adored them, and they were halfway gone in under 10 minutes! Hehe

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins! πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you! πŸ™‚

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    Jen — March 28, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    These are so simple to make, it’s crazy how good they taste! To make gluten free, add about 1/2 to 1 tsp xantham gum to it and sub out the ap flour for rice flour. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Lidia Perez — April 18, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    I just made those and they were just awesome. I put some more cinnamon in the batter. Very very good. Will be making them again and again! thanks and greatings from Spain! πŸ™‚

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    Vicky kulak — April 24, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Just made the cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins and all I can say is Winner winner chicken dinner!!!!! The kids went crazy for them!!! I do a local farmers market and they these would be a big hit!!!

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  25. #
    Sara — October 21, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    Just made these as I was running out to school. Easy 123 and delicious as can be!

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    Krystal — January 24, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    I had a major craving for a cinnamon muffin and went googling. Came across your recipe and had to immediately make them lol. They are in the oven as we speak! Can’t wait to try them!

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    Megan — April 5, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    This is seriously one of the best recipes I’ve ever found on Pinterest. They are fairly easy to make and are absolutely delicious! If you like those state fair mini doughnuts, you will LOVE these. Plus, while they’re not necessarily healthy, they are baked not fried, which does make them a little better for you than those mini doughnuts. πŸ™‚ Two thumbs up!

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    Sierra — February 8, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

    Just made these and they are delicious! They were easy to make too! I will definitely be making these again!

    • Christina replied: — February 9th, 2014 @ 10:54 am

      Yay! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins, Sierra! Thanks so much for sharing how they turned out for you! πŸ™‚

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    Tash — March 27, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    Just made these muffins and they are amazing!!! Going to try and make them in a loaf pan next!!

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