Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

cinnamon sugar donut muffins on a cake stand with bite taken out of one

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins are easy to make with the indulgent taste of a donut, dipped in melted butter and coated with cinnamon sugar.



For Donut Muffins:

For Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and lightly spray 12 large muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cardamom. In a medium bowl, combine the milk and buttermilk. Set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer on medium speed, cream the butter for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Turn the speed to low and gradually add the sugar. Continue to mix until the mixture lightens in color. Add the eggs one at a time, beating just until combined. Add the dry ingredients in thirds, alternating with the milk mixture, mixing just until smooth. Do not overmix
  4. With a large ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them approximately ⅔ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are firm to the touch and lightly golden
  5. While the muffins bake, set up two bowls to dunk them in. In one bowl add the melted butter, in the other bowl whisk together the granulated sugar and cinnamon
  6. Let the donuts cool enough to handle them. Dunk them in the melted butter, then coat with the cinnamon sugar



  • Store cooled muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days
  • I would recommend freezing the muffins without the melted butter and cinnamon sugar coating. I like to wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place them all in a ziploc bag. They’ll keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, leave on the counter at room temperature for 30 minutes then dip in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Or, to thaw quickly, unwrap the muffin and place in the microwave for 1 ½ – 2 minutes at 50% power or until thawed. Then dip and enjoy!
  • Recipe from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

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