Donut Muffins

We could all act surprised that I’m posting another muffin recipe, but let’s be honest, I’m muffin obsessed! I first made these muffins shortly after I got married and they have been a favorite ever since. I wish I could say that all of the recipes I’ve tried over the years have been this much of a success.


These muffins are moist and not overly sweet even with the cinnamon/sugar topping. The cinnamon and nutmeg in these muffins gives them just the right amount of flavor and reminds me of a homemade donut and that’s where they get their name, Donut Muffins.


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Delicious even before the topping, but dipping these muffins in the butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture sends them over the top. These muffins are perfect with your morning coffee or a glass of milk. I’m sure that when you make these muffins, your family, co-workers or whoever you decide to share them with will love you forever.


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Are you a muffin lover like I am? What’s your favorite type of muffin to bake or eat?


Donut Muffins

These muffins remind me of a homemade donut.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and greased or line a muffin tin.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl. In a separate bowl or large liquid measuring cup, whisk the melted butter, sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla together. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Spoon batter evenly into muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • While the muffins are baking, melt the butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon.
  • While the muffins are still warm, remove from the pan and dip muffins in butter then into the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Enjoy!


I subbed half of the flour with whole wheat flour and they were still moist and delicious!
Recipe adapted from here.
Keywords cinnamon, muffins

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