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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

These Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins resemble an old fashioned cake donut coated with cinnamon sugar. They are super easy to make and are great for breakfast, snack, coffee break or packed in lunches.
Course: Bread/Muffins, Snack
Keyword: cinnamon sugar donut muffins
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Heather


Muffin Batter

Muffin Topping

  • ¼ cup sugar, heaping
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter, melted


Muffin Batter

  • Preheat oven to 400° and grease or line a 12 cup muffin tin.
  • Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 cup of flour. Mix just until incorporated.
  • Add ½ cup milk, mix on low until milk is incorporated. Add 1 cup flour, mix on low and remaining milk and mix on low. Add the last ½ cup of flour and mix just until all is incorporated. Do not over mix.
  • Using a large scoop, scoop batter and evenly fill muffin cups until almost full. Use all the batter.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, remove to wire rack or counter and cool completely.

Muffin Topping

  • Place melted butter in a shallow bowl.
  • Mix together sugar and cinnamon in another shallow bowl.
  • Dip the top of the muffin in the butter, followed by the cinnamon sugar.
  • Repeat with remaining muffins.
  • Eat and enjoy!


To freeze: place muffins in a freeze safe air tight container or zip top plastic bag. Will last up to 6 months in freezer. 


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
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