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Glazed Donut Muffins

Donuts and muffins in one delicious sweet treat?

How is this even possible? Enjoy the sweet and sugary taste of a mouthwatering donut combined with the fluffy cake texture of an irresistible muffin for the ultimate, extreme breakfast or brunch delight!

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Glazed Donut Muffins

When you serve these to your friends and family, be prepared because everyone is going to be asking for seconds!

Glazed Donut Muffins

When you serve these to your friends and family, be prepared because everyone is going to be asking for seconds!

Glazed Donut Muffins

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Why I love Glazed Donut Muffins?

  • The texture is amazing, with a tender and fluffy inside and a crispier exterior that combines amazingly.
  • You can serve this dish for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or anytime!
  • Simplicity is always one of the top reasons to love any recipe, and this is one you can add to the list.
Glazed Donut Muffins

What is donut glaze made of?

Donut glaze is made with four simple ingredients, including butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and hot water.

Why does donut glaze harden?

The glaze hardens when the sugar sets and the water evaporates. Different factors, like the room temperature, how thick your glaze is, and the humidity in the space can change how fast the glaze sets and how firm it gets.

How to serve Glazed Donut Muffins?

You can serve up this donut muffins recipe while still warm with a hot cup of coffee or tea for an indulgent breakfast or dessert experience. Other options include serving them at room temperature or in a mini version. Try adding toppings like powdered sugar or caramel, or you can pair them up with yogurt, fruit, or a spot of whipped cream.

Cooking Tips:

  • Make sure that your ingredients are measured precisely to get the right level of sweetness and texture.
  • Always preheat the oven to make sure the cooking time is right.
  • Turn the muffing tin about halfway through to ensure everything is cooked evenly.
  • Let the muffins cool before adding the glaze so that it doesn’t drip all over.

Variations:

You can vary up this donut muffins recipe a few different ways, including adding in different ingredients. Some of the most popular options include cinnamon and sugar, chocolate chips, or blueberries. You can also add cocoa powder to the batter if you’re a chocolate lover.

Glazed Donut Muffins

Ingredients:

For the muffins:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk

For the glaze:

  • Butter unsalted and melted
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Hot water

How to make glazed donuts muffins:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, oil, and sugars until well combined and fluffy.

Adding the oil.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, oil, and sugars until well combined and fluffy.

Adding the sugars.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, oil, and sugars until well combined and fluffy.

Step 3. Add the eggs into the mixing bowl one at a time.

Add the eggs into the mixing bowl one at a time.

Step 4. Mix the baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla into the batter.

Adding the baking powder.

Mix the baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla into the batter.

Adding the nutmeg.

Mix the baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla into the batter.

Adding the cinnamon.

Mix the baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla into the batter.

Adding the vanilla.

Mix the baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla into the batter.

Step 5. Add the flour and milk to the mixing bowl, and blend until just combined, do not overmix.

Step 6. Fill 12 sections of a muffin tin evenly with the batter, and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.

Fill 12 sections of a muffin tin evenly with the batter, and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.

Step 7. Let the muffins cool to room temperature.

Step 8. Combine the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl, and whisk until smooth and creamy.

Adding the confectioners sugar.

Combine the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl, and whisk until smooth and creamy.

Adding the vanilla extract.

Combine the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl, and whisk until smooth and creamy.

Step 9. Dip the tops of each muffin into the glaze a few times to coat, and let sit until hardened slightly before serving. 

Dip the tops of each muffin into the glaze a few times to coat, and let sit until hardened slightly before serving. 

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Glazed Donut Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Donuts and muffins in one delicious sweet treat? How is this even possible? Enjoy the sweet and sugary taste of a mouthwatering donut combined with the fluffy cake texture of an irresistible muffin for the ultimate, extreme breakfast or brunch delight! When you serve these to your friends and family, be prepared because everyone is going to be asking for seconds!
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Ingredients 

For the muffins:

  • 2 ⅔ C. All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp. Salt
  • ¾ tsp. Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • C. Brown sugar
  • ½ C. Granulated sugar
  • ¼ C. Butter unsalted and softened
  • ¼ C. Oil
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 C. Milk

For the glaze:

  • 3 Tbsp. Butter unsalted and melted
  • 1 C. Confectioners sugar
  • ¾ tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. Hot water

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, oil and sugars until well combined and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs into the mixing bowl one at a time.
  • Mix the baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla into the batter.
  • Add the flour and milk to the mixing bowl, and blend until just combined, do not overmix.
  • Fill 12 sections of a muffin tin evenly with the batter, and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  • Let the muffins cool to room temperature.
  • Combine the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl, and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Dip the tops of each muffin into the glaze a few times to coat, and lt sit until hardened slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g
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How to store Glazed Donut Muffins?

First, allow the donut muffins recipe to cool completely. Then, put them in an airtight container or resealable bag. You can store this at room temperature for two to three days, up to a week in the fridge, or up to three months in the freezer.

How to reheat Glazed Donut Muffins?

There are a few ways to reheat your muffins, including putting them in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds, in the oven at 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes, or even in the air fryer at 300°F for three to five minutes. These times can always vary, so do your checks to make see what works best with your specific equipment.

How much does Glazed Donut Muffins last on the fridge?

Glazed donut muffins last about two to three days in the fridge as long as they are stored properly in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.

Can I make ahead Glazed Donut Muffins?

You can make this donut muffins recipe ahead of time. It just involves cooking the muffins and preparing the glaze, and storing them separately either in the fridge or freezer. Make sure they’re completely thawed out or reheated before adding the glaze. It makes it an awesome recipe for busy mornings or when doing your weekly meal prepping. 

Glazed Donut Muffins

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