Do you love those delicious old fashioned sugary donuts but hate all the work? You can make these easy Mini Donut Muffins instead that are just as light and fluffy and covered with cinnamon and sugar. Yum!
Mini Donut Muffins
We made these Donut Mini muffins for the first day of school and the kids are already begging for me to make them again. I’m not much of a baker, but this was a success!
The kids devoured them and my entire family thought they were in heaven with this buttery… sugary… deliciousness!
It brings back so many wonderful memories of State Fairs and carnivals and ordering a bucket of those made to order cinnamon sugar donuts. They served them hot and you could barely wait to take a bite of those yummy little donuts.
Oh my! If you remember those amazing little donuts like I do, you know just how delicious they are.
These are baked though and in the form of mini muffins so the process is much easier, faster and probably healthier too. Does that mean we can eat more? 🙂
I vote yes!
Each of the Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins get a generous coating of cinnamon and sugar on top!
Now is not the time to be stingy. Pour that topping on because it is what makes these muffins taste like the real deal!
And just when you think you have enough cinnamon and sugar, add a dash more. 🙂
Your kids will come back for more and more and you might just have to hide a couple or 10 for yourself!
Let’s get started making these Cinnamon Mini Muffins!
They are so quick and easy that you can serve these for a busy weekday breakfast. However, they are delicious enough to serve for a special brunch on the weekend.
Everyone always goes crazy over these muffins. Truly you do not need anything else but they are amazing served with bacon and fresh fruit.
You will need mini muffin pans to make these Old Fashioned Donut Muffins.
Make sure you have a mini muffin pan on hand to make these delicious little muffins. This sized muffin pan reminds me of a donut hole and we love having bite size muffins.
My pan is Wilton and works great but just use what you prefer or already have.
Another tip for these delicious Cinnamon Mini Muffins is to use a cookie scoop.
This is totally optional but makes it so much easier. I highly recommend using a cookie scoop. You will thank me later because it saves so much time on spooning out the muffins.
They are very inexpensive and typically come in a set with different sizes. That is so handy for other recipes and we use ours frequently.
Amazon has some cookie scoops for very cheap. I have the three pack so that I can use these for cookies, cupcakes, muffins and even meatballs.
Ingredients for Mini Donut Muffins:
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup margarine, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
Topping for Mini Muffins:
- 1/4 cup margarine, melted
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How to make Mini Donut Muffins Recipe:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 18 mini-muffin cups.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in large bowl and add the wet ingredients. Do not over mix.
- Fill the mini muffin cups about half full. (I use a cookie scoop to make this super easy)
- Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
- While muffins are baking, melt the butter and place in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the sugar with the cinnamon.
- Once the muffins are done, allow them to cool slightly so you can handle them. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
- Let cool completely and serve.
Muffin Tin Donuts are Freezer Friendly:
These actually freeze great. Once they are completely cool you can then place them in a gallon size freezer bag. Place in the freezer.
In the morning just pull out the ones you want and heat them in the microwave. You have a homemade special breakfast without any extra work!
What about making Donut Muffins Buttermilk versus regular milk?
You can absolutely use buttermilk instead of milk in this recipe if you prefer.
In our house, we call this the “best thing i ever ate donut muffins recipe.”
My kids tell me it tastes just like the Donut Muffin Recipe downtown bakery style. When you have 8 kids going to the bakery can get expensive.
I love that the entire family loves these and I’m saving money in the process. Plus, they really are so easy to make.
The kids love helping to make them and putting the cinnamon sugar on top.
Give these Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins a try and let us know what you think!
I think donut muffins are so delicious and an easy twist on a classic mini donut. It is a great recipe and very easy to make.
Once you try a Cinnamon Sugar Donut and taste the bite sized goodness, you will know why these doughnut muffins are a hit. Sugared donuts are one of our favorite baked goods and these muffins make it so easy!
Print this Cinnamon Donut Muffin Recipe below:
Mini Donut Muffins Recipe
If you love old fashioned sugary donuts but hate all the work, you will love Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins. Learn how to make easy Mini Donut Muffins.
Calories: 118 kcal
- For topping:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 16 mini-muffin cups.
Mix all the ingredients together. Do not overmix.
Fill the mini muffin cups about half full.
Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
While muffins are baking, place melted margarine in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the sugar with the cinnamon.
Once the muffins are done, allow them to cool slightly so you can handle them. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Let cool completely and serve.
Mini Donut Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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