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


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


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

208 Responses to “Glazed Doughnut Muffins”

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    Jessica G. — February 17, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Great recipe. Kids love ’em! Thanks for sharing.

    • Christina replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

      I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the muffins, Jessica! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Vicky — February 27, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Thank you! My family loves this recipe! My husband can’t get enough of these muffins – reminds us of the donuts his late father used to love. Thank you for giving us a family favorite!

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    Lindsey — March 21, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    Oh man…Just so you know, I decided to make these for a bake sale and they sold out in MINUTES. People who bought one, ate it, came running back for more. They are THAT good. Thank you so much for this great recipe!

    • Christina replied: — March 21st, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

      Yay! So happy to hear that everyone enjoyed them! :)

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    Natalie — April 2, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    Just finished trying out this recipe and WOW!!! Amazing! Not too sweet and awesome texture! I will be making these again and again! Thank you for posting this!!!

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    Nicole — May 7, 2013 @ 12:56 am

    I made these about two weeks ago, and my family loved them! Even my brother who doesn’t really like sweets loved them and he has been asking me to make more. This is definitely a recipe for keeps! I’m so glad I found it on Pintrest.

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    Vans — May 17, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    I love these!!! :)) I have just made them and they’re quick n easy yet delishhh! Thanks for sharing this recipe! xxx

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    Celeste T. Moran — May 20, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    Very easy recipe! I want to try this for my family. Thanks for sharing!

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    Cash — June 29, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Made these today and they are super easy! The glaze is fantastic. Thank you!!!

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    Diana — July 2, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    I saw this on Pinterest too and made these today. These are perfect. Tasty and sweet but not too sweet. Mmmm, awesome recipe. Have to add it to my faves list for sure! Thanks for sharing! :0)

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    Kristin — September 28, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    Excellent and easy treat on a rainy Saturday morning! A handful of mini chocolate chips stirred in made my kids (and maybe some of the grownups) even happier!

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    Xtina S. — October 29, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I made these this morning and they are incredible!

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    foodwithpictures — January 3, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

    My daughter made these today since she was home (no school due to snow and ice). Delicious!

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    Heidi — January 9, 2014 @ 8:54 am

    I love all muffins and I am always trying new recipes. This one, at least for me, didn’t turn out well. They were a litle dry and not sweet enough. I even triple dipped them. I made sure not to overmix, as well.

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    Heidi — January 9, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    Whoops! Just noticed that I left out the brown sugar. This would have made them sweet enough for me. Maybe next time I will try again and leave out a little of the flour.

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    ashley — February 25, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

    I made these tonight for my kids for à surprise breakfast. I tried one and they are dellliiiiiiciiooouuuss. I ran out of powder sugar so I did the mixture with whatever powder sugar I had and put sugar on top of it. I can say it still tastes good. Next time I’m definitely doing your glaze. :-)

    • Christina replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 9:22 pm

      Thanks so much for letting me know how the muffins turned out for you, Ashley! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed them! :)

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    BlessedMomma — February 28, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    My mother used to make these all the time. I got her recipe just before she passed away. I love them.

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    Elke — March 1, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

    Would it be okay to pour this batter into a 9×9 form and then brush it twice with the glaze (or several times to make it thicker), then cut it into squares? It’s simpler to make, I’m just wondering how it will turn out.

    • Christina replied: — March 2nd, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

      Sounds like a great idea! I’ve never tried making them this way, but if you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out! :)

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    Elke — March 2, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    Looks like I’m the only one with a slightly negative remark. I made these and they are good, but there is too much muffin. I would make them in mini muffin tins, this way you get a lot of glaze with your mouthful of muffin.

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    Martha Ramirez-Aguirre — March 13, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    I just made this and I love them, this is the second time I make them and both times they came out delicious!! Yummyyyyy Thank you for recipe!

    • Christina replied: — March 16th, 2014 @ 8:16 am

      I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe! :)

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    Cydeny — April 13, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Just want to say these are fantastic! Closed my eye and was sure I was eating a old fashioned buttermilk donut! What a Sunday morning treat! I did make a few changes to cut fat/calories. I used coconut oil and Smart Balance for the butter. I used one egg and 1/4 c. Egg beaters rather than two eggs. And I used SACO Low fat dry buttermilk mixed in with the flour and fat free milk. Smart Balance for the butter in the glaze also. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!!!

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    Megan — June 3, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    “will keep for about a day”..? Not in my house!!! Great recipe!! PS- how are you so thin when all your recipes are so amazing??? :)

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    Ellie — August 30, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

    Added a dash of cinnamon to the glaze, one word; AMAZING.

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    Amanda — September 13, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    Thank you for getting to the point with the recipe! So many food blogs make you scroll through paragraphs and paragraphs before the actual recipe! I will be visiting you site more for this simple and little reason!

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    Vicki — October 10, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

    These are delightful! I was surprised when the directions said to fill the cup as normally cups are only filled 2/3 full. The full cup domes beautifully. The entire house smells like a bakery which could be good or bad depending how you look at it!

    • Christina replied: — October 12th, 2014 @ 7:36 am

      So happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins Vicki! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Lisa — March 1, 2015 @ 6:15 pm

    I made these today and they are very easy. Very yummy!! The cake is moist and light, though mine did not quite have the “peaks and valleys” like yours; which I think is part of the appeal (with the glaze) when you look at them.
    I will definitely make these again. My daughter is taking them (minus one!) to work tomorrow. I’ll be waiting to hear her co-workers comments about them.

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