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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins are a wonderful breakfast treat that you’ll really enjoy with a mug of coffee or a glass of ice cold milk. Soft cinnamon muffins dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar– they taste like a fresh cake donut in the shape of a muffin!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

These sweet little puffs remind me so much of a fresh cinnamon sugar cake donut. You’ll love how easy they are to make! No need to even pull out an electric mixer and you can skip the deep fryer too–Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins are baked in the oven and I even provide make-ahead instructions below.

Don’t miss these other great muffin recipes: Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping | Maple Sausage Corn Muffins | Cranberry Lemon Muffins | Banana Crumb Muffins

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Milk – You can use any milk you have on hand, but I prefer whole milk. The fat content is perfect for baking up the most tender muffins!
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract

ingredients to make Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients, then pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir just until smooth.

mixing together wet ingredients and dry ingredients in a teal mixing bowl

The batter will be fairly thin.

scooping muffin batter into prepared muffin pan

Scoop the batter into a muffin pan that has been greased with non-stick cooking spray. Fill the cups about 2/3 full of the batter.

muffin batter in a pan

Bake the muffins at 350ºF for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

freshly baked muffins

Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, mix together cinnamon and sugar and melt butter for the muffin coating.

muffins cooling on a wire cooling rack next to butter and cinnamon sugar

Dip each muffin in the melted butter. Be sure to coat all sides, top and bottom.

dipping a muffin in melted butter

Roll the butter-dipped muffins in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Dipping Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins in sugar

Allow the muffins to set for a few minutes before serving.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins on a wire cooling rack

How to Make Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

This recipe can be used to make full-size muffins or mini muffins–you choose! Simply reduce the baking time to 12-14 minutes when making mini muffins. The rest of the instructions are the same for either full-size or mini.

Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins on a platter

Make Ahead Instructions

If you’d like to make these muffins ahead, follow the instructions as normal but do not add the butter, cinnamon, and sugar coating. Allow the muffins to cool completely, then place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them overnight. Right before serving, dip the muffins in the melted butter and cinnamon sugar.

Another option is to freeze the muffins for up to a month before serving. Simply thaw at room temperature then dip them in the melted butter and cinnamon sugar before serving.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins stacked next to milk

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover muffins in an airtight container or zip top bag either in the refrigerator or at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to three days.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins in a basket

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Published By Jill
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins are a wonderful breakfast treat that you'll really enjoy with a mug of coffee or a glass of ice cold milk. Soft cinnamon muffins dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar-- they taste like a fresh cake donut in the shape of a muffin!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Coating

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray the wells of a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon for the muffins.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour into the dry mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Fill the muffin pan cups 2/3 full of the batter. Bake at 350F for 20-22 minutes (or 12-14 minutes for mini muffins) until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan and allow to continue to cool on a wire cooling rack.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the coating. Dip the muffins in the melted butter then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
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