Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Remember those delicious Glazed Doughnut Muffins I posted about two weeks ago? Oh yeah, that’s right those spicy little muffins dipped in a delicious powdered sugar glaze. Well the same day I made those muffins I also made these. Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts that taste just like doughnuts except that they are not fried. Moist and cinnamony with a delicious crunchy sugar crust these quickly disappeared from the kitchen. In the time you can run out to the store and buy some doughnuts you can whip up these warm, straight from the oven muffins. So what are you waiting for? You know you want one! 😉

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

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  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil (or melted butter)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk

For the Coating:

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. In small bowl whisk together oil, sugar, egg and milk.
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 22 to 24 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time.
  5. While the muffins are baking, combine sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Place melted butter in a small bowl. Once baked, shake muffins out immediately and while hot, dip in melted butter, then roll in sugar and cinnamon.

Yields: 12 muffins

Source: Try It You Might Like It, originally from Muffin Mania

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25 Responses to Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

  2. Wow these look fabulous!!! These definitely remind me of cinnamon sugar doughnut holes. Yum!

  3. angie says:

    always loved doughnuts but wished they were baked and not fried. These muffins are such a wonderful combination!

  4. shaz says:

    those really look really light. Nice 🙂

  5. Livy says:

    holy cow! I definitely have this same recipe posted on my blog too; aren’t they AMAZING!! yours look sooo pretty too, I’m tempted to make them again. 🙂

  6. i love this recipe sweet pea!!! snickerdoodles, donuts, yumminess in a muffin!!! and this is so easily veganizeable. hehehe.

  7. Thanks for the link back to my blog. I must make these again soon.

  8. Elisabeth says:

    My mom had a recipe like these and I used to BEG her to make them all the time. We had muffins for dinner almost every night (or some sort of bread) and these were my favorite! I can’t wait to try them!

  9. LindaLi says:

    I made these for my kids and grand-kids over the weekend, and they couldn’t stop talking about them. What a great recipe.

  10. Linda says:

    Don’t know what I did but I messed up my name on that last comment.

  11. Lena says:

    hi christina, have not been visiting you for a while..looks like i got so much to catch up..would like to give this a try too, they sound delicious to me!

  12. I made these on Saturday afternoon and they disappeared within a few hours! They are delicious. I am making more tonight! Thank you!

  13. Jessie says:

    I tried these this morning and were wonderful!!
    My parents and brothers tried them (theres five in my family) and they were gone before lunch! 😀

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  15. Loulou Walsh says:

    made them today. all i can say is yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. these are def going to be a favourite of mine

  16. I just made these, and they were amazing! I think I’m going to have to make another batch later because my family adored them, and they were halfway gone in under 10 minutes! Hehe

  17. Jen says:

    These are so simple to make, it’s crazy how good they taste! To make gluten free, add about 1/2 to 1 tsp xantham gum to it and sub out the ap flour for rice flour. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Lidia Perez says:

    I just made those and they were just awesome. I put some more cinnamon in the batter. Very very good. Will be making them again and again! thanks and greatings from Spain! 🙂

  19. Vicky kulak says:

    Just made the cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins and all I can say is Winner winner chicken dinner!!!!! The kids went crazy for them!!! I do a local farmers market and they these would be a big hit!!!

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