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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Would you like a donut or a muffin? Hmmmmm…such a hard decision! Well, I have figured it all out for those of you that can’t decide–how about a combination of the two? And, while I am at it, I could add that Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins have a hint of a mini-donut-like taste. Have I gotten your attention now? Plus, these easy to make, and if you feel guilty, just make them a mini size!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins on a Wire Rack

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins Recipe

I feel like these Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins are a step up from my go-to cinnamon and sugar covered toast in the morning. They have the same great flavor, but are just a little more fun to eat! Watch out, though! Both kids and adults love these treats, so put some away for yourself before other hands and mouths get to them! Not that you need another reason to make these muffins, but I bet you have most of the ingredients on hand to make them! Bonus, I know!

Muffin Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk
  • Egg–Out of eggs? No problem! Try one of my Egg Substitutes for this recipe!
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract

Topping Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon

Dipping Donut Muffin into Butter and Cinnamon Sugar

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins are really easy to make, and go so well with coffee, tea, or milk! To get started, preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix the rest of the muffin ingredients. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until there are no lumps. Fill a greased muffin tin with the batter and bake the muffins for 20-24 minutes. Carefully take them out of the oven to sit for a few minutes before removing them to a rack to cool. The final step is to add the cinnamon and sugar topping. Dip the tops of the muffins into the melted butter and then roll the tops into the cinnamon sugar. I admit I am usually a top of the muffin fan, but I ate the entire muffin with no problem!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins in a Pan

4.93 from 28 votes

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cool 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins blend the taste of your favorite sugar donut with a cinnamon-flavored muffin.

Ingredients

MUFFINS

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups (368g) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

TOPPING

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar, granulated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until no big lumps remain. The batter will be a bit runny.
  • Fill prepared muffin pan about 2/3 full of batter per spot. For mini muffins bake 12-14 minutes, for full-size muffins, bake 20-24 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest in pan for 5 minutes before placing the muffins on a rack to cool.
  • Once cooled, combine sugar and cinnamon topping. Dip tops of muffins in the melted butter then roll the top in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Place back on the rack and repeat with remaining muffins.

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

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Reader Comments

    1. Hi, Robin! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not tried gluten-free flour in this recipe, so I can’t speak to its effectiveness. If you try it, let us know how the muffins turn out. Have a great day!

  1. bootifal
    I just forgot cupcake liners this time lol so that was a mess
    ~do not forget your liners~
    I did 4 not 5 bc I’m hangry and nothing is perfect (also its not a meal)

  2. Saw these this morning and quickly made for the kids before school. So quick and easy! Also delicious. Didn’t get a chance to add the sugar topping for initial making (eaten too quickly) but will next time!

  3. Just made these & although they were delicious they stuck to the liners ….don’t know if I did something wrong. I did reduce the sugar to 1 cup as the 1 1/2 cups seemed excessive

  4. Amazing and soooo easy! The only thing I did differently was skipped the muffin liners and loaded the muffin tin up with Pam baking spray. They came out amazing with a crisp on the outside, like that delicious and crunchy part of a donut! Would absolutely make again!

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  5. These are perfect. I made them just to see how they’d turn out. Hubby came on from the garden right after I finished putting the topping on the last one and he ate two standing up then took two more and had a cup of coffee.
    👍

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