Cinnamon-Sugar Muffin Doughnuts Recipe: Donuts In Muffin Form by Donna John

Cinnamon-Sugar Muffin Doughnuts Recipe: Donuts In Muffin Form

Sometimes you want a doughnut. Sometimes you want a muffin. What to do? Combine them into one! This cinnamon-sugar muffin tin doughnut recipe really hits the spot for breakfast, brunch or as a sweet snack.

To make these moist, cinnamon-coated muffin doughnuts you will need all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, buttermilk, eggs and butter. The baked muffins are completely rolled in butter and cinnamon-sugar while still warm from the oven. Oh, my.

Serve these easy muffin donuts for breakfast or brunch, or keep them on the counter for a quick snack. You can change up the flavors of these doughnut muffins, too (see Recipe Notes). Now get to baking!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12




  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted

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Recipe Notes

  • Store the muffins in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. 
  2. In another bowl, stir together the buttermilk, melted butter, whole eggs and egg yolk. 
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. 
  4. Divide the batter into 12 muffin cups that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
  6. While the muffins cool, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Melt the remaining stick of butter in a shallow bowl. Dip each muffin into the melted butter and then roll to completely cover in the cinnamon-sugar. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 269

Total Fat: 9.2g

Saturated Fat: 5.4g

Cholesterol: 66mg

Sodium: 282mg

Total Carbohydrate: 42.7g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 17.8g

Protein: 4.9g

Vitamin D: 9mcg

Calcium: 91mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 202mg

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Whoa this needs to happen in my kitchen very soon.
Elisa Schmitz
This is a genius idea. I can smell these baking in my oven already. So delicious! #yum

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