Mini muffins that taste like donuts


Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins – Donut muffins are a super soft, homemade muffins that are easy to make! These buttery treats taste just like an old fashioned donut rolled in cinnamon and sugar!

Yep. I’m that person that will take a donut that’s all soft, and buttery, and rolled in cinnamon sugar over a glazed donut any day of the week!

I mean, is there anything more satisfying than licking off all that cinnamon sugary goodness that gets stuck to your lips? Not really, guys. Not really!

Anyway, I’ve been making these donut muffins for years.

I do believe I first learned to make them during French class in high school….which was like, a bajillion years ago.

Of course I’d remember the muffin recipe, but not a single word of French!

It doesn’t matter how long it’s been though, these muffins reign supreme as my kid’s favorite breakfast treat.

And mine, too.

Typically treats like this are reserved for weekend breakfasts – BUT, school is out for summer.

I think that’s a good enough excuse to make these on a Tuesday.

Basically, I’ll come up with any excuse, these are that good.

The actual muffin is a super simple batter.

But, don’t be fooled by the simplicity – they have this amazingly light flavor of vanilla and spices.

Then, when they come out of the oven I generally give them just long enough that I can handle them without burning my finger tips straight off before I dunk them in butter and roll them in cinnamon sugar.

These absolutely store really well, but they’re definitely on another level of delicious when eaten still warm.

Makes 24 mini muffins depending on the size of your mini muffin pan.


1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup all-purpose flour


1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.

Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.

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