Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Delicious little goodies!! These muffins have the consistancy of a doughnut inside but look like a muffin on the outside. They were SO easy to make and came out great. The original recipe was for mini-muffins but since I didn’t have a mini-muffin pan I made them regular sized. I also lightened up the topping a bit by using less butter and brushing it on rather than dipping them in the butter. 

When I was little my Mom always used to make me toast with cinnamon sugar on top and the cinnamon sugar was always in this cute white with orange polka dots shaker.  I have that shaker now and since I was born in 1975 it’s got to be over 30 years old. It was a nice memory. ***update: my Mom saw this and reminded me that my grandmother gave her this shaker so it’s at least 50 years old***

Enjoy 🙂 they’re yummy!!!






Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Ingredients: Muffins

  • 1&1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 large egg

Ingredients: topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar combined with 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or adjust to your taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put muffin papers in the pan (15 or so).
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine milk and sour cream; stir to combine.
  3. In a mixer bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture alternatively with the milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated, but don’t overmix.
  4. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full of batter. Bake muffins until they are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 14-17 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn them out of the pans. Apply topping while warm.
  5. To apply the topping brush on the melted butter with a silicone brush and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Makes 15 muffins.

Adapted from Cookies on Friday.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eva @ Eva Bakes
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 10:06:49

    Yum – this sounds amazing!


  2. Nicole
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 10:30:02

    I’m glad you liked them. I love the polka dot shaker! I have a few things that my parents used growing up and they bring such good memories.


  3. balcatlib
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 10:31:08

    I’m glad you liked them. I love the polka dot shaker. I have some things that my parents used when I was growing up and they bring such good memories!


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