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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Moistย muffinsย spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and dipped in a delicious powdered sugar glaze. Mmmm…

Glazed Doughnut Muffins

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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 confectionersโ€™ sugar; sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 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 making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. 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.
  4. To make the glaze, In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, confectionersโ€™ sugar, vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth.
  5. When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. Once hardened, dip a second time ย and allow to harden then serve.

Yields: 12 muffins

Source:My Baking Addiction, originally adapted from King Arthur Flour

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138 Responses to Glazed Doughnut Muffins

  1. kate says:

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

  2. Looks like a perfect breakfast treat!

  3. Jeannie says:

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

  4. Yum! Those look delicious! What a fantastic idea!

  5. Patty says:

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

  6. Sheryl Staley Crawford says:

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

  7. Linda Gartner says:

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

  8. Angie Walker says:

    Just one word “YUMMMM-O”

  9. Jennifer says:

    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!

  10. How delicious! I love glazed donuts.

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

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

  13. Michelle says:

    This is definitely a winning recipe. These sound great!

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

  15. Caroline says:

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

  16. Jenny says:

    Omg I think I fell in love. A glazed doughnut in muffin form? Amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. muppy says:

    i can’t say i ever start my day with a doughnut or muffin! but i am a doughnut lover thats for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  19. Sara says:

    The spices and glaze look fantastic!

  20. The Teenage Taste says:

    These look fabulous, Christina! I’m a sucker for a good muffin! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. pawsitivelife says:

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

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

  23. 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!

  24. Karen says:

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

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

  26. Lauren says:

    aww man do these sound good.

  27. Lucie says:

    Mmm–the best of both worlds!

  28. Brooke says:

    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!

  29. Stephanie says:

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

  30. Laura says:

    I could go for one of these right now!

  31. Julie says:

    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 says:

      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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I bet the maple syrup tasted great in these.

  32. Isra says:

    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 says:

      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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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

  36. Lottie says:

    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

  37. Meli says:

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

  38. Ansa says:

    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!

  39. Ando says:

    Made these and everyone loved them ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  42. teganrebecca says:

    what a fabulous…and DELICIOUS combo!! tfs ๐Ÿ˜€

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  44. Hannah says:

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

  45. Mindy says:

    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!!!

  46. Meg says:

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

  47. Lilee says:

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

  48. 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!

  49. Angel says:

    Once again, thankful for Pinterest so I can find great recipes like this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  52. Jane says:

    Too much flour and not enough cinnamon or nutmeg. The glaze is perfect though.

  53. Lisa in IL says:

    made these yesterday – I have to say oh my gosh these are amazing! my daughter practically finished the entire batch herself, thanks for sharing this recipe, it is certainly a keeper

  54. Laura says:

    These are SOOO good. Can you convert this recipe to 8×8 or 9×13 pan?

    • Christina says:

      I have never tried making this in a pan instead of muffin cups, but there is no reason why you couldn’t. I would try baking it in an 8X8 square or a 9inch round. You would just have to adjust the baking time. Let me know how it turns out for you if you give it a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Erica says:

    i just made these today (thanks to piterest) ๐Ÿ™‚ the flavor was amazing…so yummy…especially the glaze…mmmmmmmmm one question…did i mix them too long? they were a bit heavier than i had envisioned…still really, really yummy though. i’ll for sure be making them again. p.s. i think i might just use that glaze for everything!!!!!!!

  56. Calogero says:

    They are nice ๐Ÿ™‚

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  58. Dana says:

    Definatley going to try these.

  59. Yum…I am trying those tomorrow morning!!!

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  61. Katie says:

    These look great and so creative. I love how you incorporated two very famous breakfast foods we all love to crave!

  62. Kwegyirba says:

    great recipe! i cannot wait to try this (i will be making a gluten free/dairy free version to fit my allergies)

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  64. Carol Haas says:

    Do you need to have a standing mixer (with the paddle adjustment) to make these ~ or can you just use a regular mixer?

  65. Kristy says:

    OMG! Just whipped these up. Amazing! Thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  67. Mimi says:

    These sound amazing! Sounds like I need to add this to our Christmas morning menu!

  68. These look amazing! Will have to save this recipe for one of my “cheat” days of clean eating ๐Ÿ˜‰

  69. Heather says:

    I just made these for my little guy that is allergic to wheat as well as a plethora of other things. The only thing changed in the recipe was the regular flour to gluten free flour. They turned out PERFECT!!! I loved them, he loved them and the other kids loved them. Thank you so much for this amazing and perfect recipe! โค Merry Christmas!

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  71. Richard N says:

    I love these !! Making a batch for the 4th time. I use this recipe, as-is, and use a 6-up jumbo cupcake pan. I slow it down to 400 and go for about 20 minutes. Works just perfect… big tops, but not overhanging.
    Awesome recipe !! I use as a base for chocolate muffins and a few other variants…

    • Christina says:

      I am so glad that you enjoyed them! I bet they would be great as a jumbo muffin…I really need to get myself a jumbo muffin pan! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out!

  72. Courtney says:

    I found this on pinterest and have been dying to make it. I’m just waiting for them to set so I can glaze them and I feel like a little kid pacing back and forth, I’m so excited for them to be finished so I can try them! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  73. Trish says:

    I tried this recipe because my boyfriend loves old fashioned doughnuts. He really loved them! This recipe is a keeper, thanks for sharing it!

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  76. Jen says:

    I made these today, but gluten free. I just added 1 tsp of xantham gum and rice flour in place of the AP Flour. Delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jen says:

      Wanted to add that I made them as mini-muffins so that they would look more like doughnut holes. Only took about 10 minutes in the oven. Worked out great!

    • Christina says:

      Awesome Jen! I am so glad that you were able to make them gluten free and mini! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much for sharing how the recipe turned out for you!

  77. I tried this recipe the other day, it was great! Old fashioned doughnuts are my boyfriends favorite, too and he loved these! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

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  79. katie says:

    Just made these….yummy! I used silicone cupcake liners… when I turned them upside down to dunk in the glaze they slid right out LOL! I improvised for the next 11. Although I had first dibs on the one that took the glaze bath!

  80. jgadrin says:

    yum! this would hit the spot right now. i’m going to give these a try. thanks for sharing your recipe.

  81. Melissa says:

    I am featuring your recipe today on my blog. Thank you for a great recipe! We all loved them!


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  83. Makenzie says:

    These are delicious!! I used vanilla almond milk to replace the milk because that’s all I had, and it turned out amazing. Very yummy recipe:)

  84. Amy says:

    I just made these and my family LOVED them! Delicious!

  85. Ellie Kate says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing!

    Review: Didn’t taste exactly like a glazed donut, but that’s totally fine — the recipe turned into something all its own and it was delicious. I would actually recommend a slightly less buttery glaze for those who dislike the taste of butter. (I made these for my family, and I’m a little worried to try them on my dad, who can’t handle the taste of butter.) But this is just a personal preference and something to look out for — not a criticism of the recipe, just me sharing my experiences in case it might help some of you. Overall though, these are delicious and indulgent — it’s nice to have gourmet food right in the comfort of my house!
    4.5/5 stars

    -Ellie Kate ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Denise Wilson says:

    These were delicious! Going to make them for a church luncheon dessert this weekend, too. We loved them! I think I will try mini-muffin size for church, so they will go farther. Thanks for the recipe!

  87. Kristi says:

    O.M.G. The smell currently coming from my oven is unreal! I’ve had my on the recipe for days and finally decided to make it. I cut down the amount of sugar & oil. Also, I used a banana & unsweetened applesauce instead of eggs. Thanks for the recipe & inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Deb says:

    These are great!! I made them for our church Easter brunch tomorrow morning if I don’t eat them all:) Thanks so much for sharing.

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  90. Sky says:

    Oh yum! I’ve been craving donuts (being pregnant helps with that…) so this will be perfect! Plus my hubby has a work event in the am, might make them for his co workers too!

  91. Robin Byrd says:

    I just made these! They are excellent. Very easy to make and taste wonderful. It truly is dense like a muffin and tastes like a glazed donut. I did put sprinkles on some. Taking into work. Thanks! I did make the regular size and mini muffins.

  92. C. Beth says:

    Saw these linked on Finding Joy in My Kitchen. They look delicious! It appears that I have all the ingredients on-hand, so I may need to test them today…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Kelli says:

    I made these last night and actually found them kind of…bland? The spices were there and I could taste them but something about the taste or texture just fell flat for me. I will be attempting them again as soon as I figure out how to fix what I didn’t like because the idea is awesome and they were very easy to make.

    • AmburQ says:

      I totally agree with your assessment…I even double checked to make sure I got the amount of sugar correct. I did cook them longer than stated because they were still “wet” in the middle. The glaze was good but I was left wanting something more…

  94. Lori says:

    These sound absolutely amazing, but unfortunately I am allergic to nutmeg. Will they work without it? Should I substitute something else (i.e. more cinnamon, etc.)? If you have any tips, I would love to hear them!

  95. jaymel says:

    These muffins of yours I just made today. They are yummy and the cake is so moist!! Can’t wait to try more of ur recipes!!

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  97. Trish says:

    Super big hit in my family.. on my make again list and seriously yummie..I love mini donuts and these reminded me of them…thank you so much for sharing

  98. Sarah says:

    Just tried these….made them as mini-muffins as well as muffin tops (in my muffin top pan). Delish…however, I dipped the entire muffin in the glaze because I love sugar and WOW!! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  100. HGeiger says:

    Just made these, they are still warm even. These are yummy. I had to have my taste tester hubby try one first. He loved them. Thank you for the great recipe share. I think this will become one that rotates through my baking days!

  101. ok, so I really want to make these!! I don’t have ground nutmeg. Can I just leave it out or replace it with something?

  102. Tricia says:

    So I JUST put these in the oven and I would like to start off by saying that I almost didn’t put the batter into the cupcake tin. I ALWAYS taste my batter after it’s mixed, and this batter was very delightful! I could carry the rest of my batter over to my couch and eat it with a spoon and glass of milk. My 2 year old daughter is protesting baking the batter. She agrees, a spoon and the batter are good enough! The rest will get baked though, can’t wait to try the finished product! ๐Ÿ˜€

  103. Melanie says:

    Made these this morning after finding on pinterest with my five and seven year old girls. Loved them. So easy to make and very yummy!!! Thank you!

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  106. Chyi says:

    Love this recipe, looks amazing. I made a batch and not sure if the muffin is suppose to be soft, it tasted dry in the middle. Couldn’t take a big bite. Not sure what happened. However if I have a glass a milk with it it tasted great and went down great. Any suggestions?? Will need to try it again.

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  108. I just made these and I would be lying if I said that I didn’t lick the glaze drips off the counter ๐Ÿ˜‰ SO GOOD!!! Thanks for sharing.

  109. elle dubya says:

    I made these today and they were amazing! I foung that I had to cook them significantly longer than the 17 minutes suggested (23 total actually!). They reminded me of a muffin I used to get back home at this bakery that was famous for the most incredible muffins ever. Thank you for sharing!!

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  111. Elaine Josleyn says:

    I think I will love them. Will try the recipe soon.

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  113. Gena says:

    I can’t wait to try these!

  114. Lynette says:

    Where or where did I go wrong? Such glowing comments and my efforts were a complete disaster.I’ve checked all the ingredients and instructions and I’m stymied.I’m known as a really good baker and have been asked to bake for many different occasions so I’m really perplexed.The texture of the “batter” was really more like soup so I used a large measuring cup to pour it into the muffin tin rather than scoop it in as one would normally do.I did fill almost to the top..what a mistake…not only did they overflow they sunk to completely raw in the sunken middle creating a hard crust around the rim on the muffin slots.Obviously I really don’t want to take the time to give it another go…more time and ingredients etc…however I would appreciate any comments that may help me understand what went wrong…thanx…

    • Christina says:

      I am so sorry to hear that these muffins didn’t turn out for you! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The batter definitely should not have been a soupy consistency. I am not sure where you went wrong. My family loves these muffins so I make them at least once a month and have never had a problem with them.

  115. Jaysa says:

    Pregnant and craving donuts at midnight. Just made these and they turned out like the picture!! That never happens to me. Delish!! Might eat them all right now!

  116. Robin Anderson says:

    Made these in my doughnut pan and they worked great! Put 4 teaspoons in each cavity and then baked for 10mins ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sure my husband will enjoy these!

  117. Cherie says:

    Amazing… Light and fluffy…and the glaze…mmmmm. Thank you for the great treat recipe!

  118. Terri says:

    I did bake these and they taste wonderful, however, my glaze did not turn out as pictured. It is more of a shiny glaze on my muffins instead of the whitest color in the picture. The glaze did not seem to harden, so I am not quite sure what I made of done wrong. I did let my muffins cool for about 15 minutes before I glazed them. Any ideas what may have happened with the glaze?

    • Christina says:

      Sounds like you might have added too much water to the glaze. Next time when you are making a glaze, add water one tablespoon at a time until it is the correct consistency for dipping.

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