Glazed Doughnut Muffins

Have you ever found yourself choosing between a doughnut or a muffin to start your day? Well now you don’t have to choose! These glazed doughnut muffins are perfect for those of us that just can’t make up our minds in the morning! :) Moist muffins spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and dipped in a delicious powdered sugar glaze. Mmmm…

Glazed Doughnut Muffins

Moist muffins spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and dipped in a delicious powdered sugar glaze.

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

For the Muffins:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk

For the Glaze:
3 tablespoons butter; melted
1 cup confectioners’ sugar; sifted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low speed, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla until just combined. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and mixing until just combined. Do not overmix!
Spoon batter into cups, filling the cups, and smooth tops. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes before glazing.
To make the glaze, In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth.
When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. Once hardened, dip a second time and allow to harden then serve.

Recipe Note: Muffins will keep at room temperature for about a day.

Source: My Baking Addiction originally adapted from King Arthur Flour

Glazed Doughnut Muffins

207 Responses to “Glazed Doughnut Muffins”

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    kate — May 17, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    these remind me of the cake doughnut holes I used to love when I was little!!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 17, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Looks like a perfect breakfast treat!

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    Jeannie — May 17, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dessert:D Looks so good!

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — May 17, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    Yum! Those look delicious! What a fantastic idea!

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    Patty — May 17, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    These are definitely on my “to make” list! They look delicious!

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    Sheryl Staley Crawford — May 17, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    I wish you would tell the calories in each of your muffins/servings. This looks too good to eat!

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    Linda Gartner — May 17, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    Christina! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! My husband is going to love these!
    Thank you!

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    Angie Walker — May 17, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Just one word “YUMMMM-O”

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    Jennifer — May 17, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    This looks great! I love the muffins that are similar to this with the buttered/cinnamon sugar tops but I think I am loving the glaze idea even more!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — May 17, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    How delicious! I love glazed donuts.

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    Heavenly Housewife — May 17, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    These sound almost too good to be true, positively heavenly!
    *kisses* HH

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    Rach @ This Italian Family — May 17, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    Yummy!

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    sensiblecooking — May 17, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Oh My gosh christina, Have you been working in kitchen like mad scientist? Doughnut muffins what more can one want for breakfast. Drooling!!!!!

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    Michelle — May 17, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    This is definitely a winning recipe. These sound great!

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    happywhennothungry — May 17, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Glazed doughnuts are amazing, so these muffins look fabulous. I need to make these!!

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    Caroline — May 17, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    I want, I want, I want!! These looks so yummy. I LOVE cinnamon and sugar baked goods.

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    Jenny — May 17, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    Omg I think I fell in love. A glazed doughnut in muffin form? Amazing :)

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    muppy — May 17, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    i can’t say i ever start my day with a doughnut or muffin! but i am a doughnut lover thats for sure :)

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    The Café Sucré Farine — May 18, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    Yum!! What a fun, yummy sounding combination! It would be hard not to eat two of these!

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    Sara — May 18, 2011 @ 6:59 am

    The spices and glaze look fantastic!

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    The Teenage Taste — May 18, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    These look fabulous, Christina! I’m a sucker for a good muffin! :-D

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    pawsitivelife — May 18, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    You had me at “glazed” love it love it love it

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    (what runs) Lori — May 18, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Wow. These look REALLY good. Too much for my non-sugar and white flour eating tummy but WOW.

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    Podiatrist in Charlevoix — May 18, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    I caved in and had to make these the other day. Let me just say, I ate the whole batch. They were the ultimate decadent treat. Thanks for sharing!

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    Karen — May 18, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    I’m totally making these – they look so good!

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    Colleen @ Miss Petite Sweets — May 18, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    These look great! I recently had a donut cupcake that had a chocolate & lemon glaze..sounds weird but it really tasted like a donut.

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    Lauren — May 18, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    aww man do these sound good.

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    Lucie — May 19, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Mmm–the best of both worlds!

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    Brooke — May 19, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    My Mom and I made some donut muffins a while back that had a regular sugar and cinnamon topping and we thought they were kind of lacking.. as soon as I saw this I though, duh! A glaze! We will definitely try these the next time she visits! Thanks for sharing!

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    Stephanie — May 20, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    Holy crap! That’s the best thing I’ve ever heard of! I can’t wait to try them!

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    Laura — May 21, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    I could go for one of these right now!

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    Julie — May 21, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I made these as mini-muffins last night. I didn’t have any vanilla (say WHAT?), so I substituted with maple syrup. I didn’t have any confectioner’s sugar (say WHAT?), so I put regular sugar in my food processor.

    Turned out perfect! Everyone loved them.

    Now, off to the market for vanilla and confectioner’s sugar. Apparently I’ve neglected my pantry.

    • Christina replied: — May 24th, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

      Yea! I am so glad that you enjoyed them! I bet they would be awesome as mini muffins…But then it might be a bit harder to control myself from eating them all! ;) I bet the maple syrup tasted great in these.

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    Isra — May 23, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    These are perfect. I don’t have a lot of kitchen savvy but these really worked out perfectly and although it may seem like a lot of ingredients, they’re all things you definitely have lying around and there’s no creativity required to figure outhow to combine the ingredients or anything. I made these for my residents (I’m an RA) and they were really pleased. I made 3 dozen or so in under an hour.

    • Christina replied: — May 24th, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

      Yea! I am so glad that everyone enjoyed them! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you…I love to hear from those who have tried recipes I have on my site. :D

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    Nicole Presley — May 23, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    I’m running to my kitchen to make these right now. Thank you for sharing!

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    Cookin' Canuck — May 28, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    Wow, what a treat these would be. I love that you included nutmeg, one of my favorite spices for both sweet and savory cooking.

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    Lottie — June 8, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    I am making these tomorrow, I found the recipe AFTER I made the cinnamon/sugar topped variety for my 7 year old, who just so happens to LOVE glazed donuts! Thanks for sharing

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    Meli — June 11, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    I make muffins for my mom’s meetings every Monday at work, I plan on making these tomorrow, they look deeeelish!

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    Ansa — June 24, 2011 @ 1:13 am

    Let me just say that my house smells ammmmmmmmmmmmmmazing right now!
    These were so easy to make and taste waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too good to have just one!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ansa

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    Ando — July 2, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    Made these and everyone loved them :D

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    Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious — July 17, 2011 @ 1:18 am

    I just made these and they were an absolute hit. I think these might be my favorite muffins yet!

    Oh and I had to reduce the glaze to one coating. I just couldn’t afford to gain ten extra pounds since I pretty much ate the entire batch by myself :)

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    teganrebecca — July 24, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    what a fabulous…and DELICIOUS combo!! tfs :D

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    Hannah — July 29, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    It’s over 80 degrees in my apartment but I have to make these RIGHT NOW!

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    Mindy — August 3, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    I made these this morning. Um, YUM! I let the kids put some sprinkles on a few, but mine was perfect with just the glaze. I’ll post it at some point today and put a link to your recipe. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Meg — August 3, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    These were so easy to make and SO delicious!! Thank you!

    • Christina replied: — August 6th, 2011 @ 11:02 am

      Meg, I am so glad that you enjoyed them! :)

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    Lilee — August 7, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Oh My…those look SO good!!! I’ll try them this week. Thanks!

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    Jennifer Dean — August 14, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    Hi! I made these and my mom and dad and my neighbor said they were perfect. I can’t taste anything right now (medical) and I have a feeling I am really missing out!! They smell delicious!

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    Angel — August 20, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    Once again, thankful for Pinterest so I can find great recipes like this! :)

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