Sugar Donut Muffins – Quicker Than Going Out and Buying Donuts!

Sugar Donut Muffins   Quicker Than Going Out and Buying Donuts! recipe

I have a confession to make. Before I do, please promise me that you won’t shun me. Are you ready?

My children eat cold cereal for breakfast every morning. No, I mean EVERY morning. And they aren’t eating the healthy shredded wheat crap either. They eat the Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes and Sugar Filled Sugar Lumps kind of cereal.

Go ahead, say it with me: Bad mom!

I can’t help it. They like instat oatmeal, but it has more sugar than most of the cereal they eat. They like bacon but that’s not exactly a health food. They love fruit, but not for breakfast. They won’t eat eggs unless they’re in cookie batter.

I’m pretty much okay with it, but sometimes I want to eat breakfast myself and I really don’t do cereal. I like cinnamon rolls and french toast and chocolate donuts and, wait a minute! I think I see where they learned their poor breakfast habits!

Sugar Donut Muffins   Quicker Than Going Out and Buying Donuts! recipe

Let’s just move on from my bad examples and I’ll show you the sugar donut muffins I baked up for breakfast the other day. You’re gonna love these. They taste just like a cake donut, but they are baked in muffin tins. After they bake you pop them out of the muffin tin, dunk ‘em in melted butter and then roll ‘em around in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. They were so delicious warm, but the next morning? They were like little bites of heaven. The butter had really soaked in and the flavor was much more pronounced. Oh my. You’re really going to need to try these, both because they are delicious and because they are ridiculously simple.

Sugar Donut Muffins – Quicker Than Going Out and Buying Donuts!

Sugar Donut Muffins   Quicker Than Going Out and Buying Donuts! recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, for dipping
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, for rolling

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl beat together sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
  3. In small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Pour into sugar/egg mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Add in vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Pour into muffin tins, filling each about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes until tester comes out clean.
  7. Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave.
  8. Stir together sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl.
  9. When the muffins are done allow to cool for a few minutes, until you are able to handle them easily.
  10. Dunk the tops of the muffins in the melted butter and then the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2009/08/26/sugar-donut-muffins-quicker-than-going-out-and-buying-donuts/

Recipe from Baking Bites

 

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54 Responses to “Sugar Donut Muffins – Quicker Than Going Out and Buying Donuts!”

  1. MamaBug August 26, 2009 @ 6:05 pm (#
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    I think you want to make sure I stay chubby. ;)

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  2. Danielle August 26, 2009 @ 6:29 pm (#
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    Loving these! I am going to have to try them out one of these days!
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. Nancy August 26, 2009 @ 6:46 pm (#
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    Any chance they taste just as delicious without the nutmeg?

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  4. Karly August 26, 2009 @ 7:11 pm (#
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    Nancy,

    The nutmeg probably does make them a bit tastier, but I wouldn’t hesitate to make them if I was out. I’d probably substitute either cinnamon, mace, or ginger in place of it, just to give it a little spice.

    Karly

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  5. Anh August 26, 2009 @ 7:17 pm (#
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    These look amazing! I love the spices and the sugar!

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  6. Jill August 26, 2009 @ 7:38 pm (#
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    Oh, sweet mother of God, I love you. I love you more than I love my husband right now.

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  7. Aliceson August 26, 2009 @ 8:01 pm (#
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    This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time. My grandparents are staying with us for a few weeks and my grandfather’s must have treat is a plain cake donut. It seems that the bakeries around here only sell cake donuts with glaze, frosting, etc. on them. I will make these and leave half plain for him but do the cinnamon sugar for the rest of us.

    Yumm, thank you!

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  8. Emily August 26, 2009 @ 8:15 pm (#
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    These sound great! I definitely will be trying them next time I get a donut craving.

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  9. Memoria August 26, 2009 @ 8:59 pm (#
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    *scratches head* I don’t understand how children eating cold cereal is a bad thing. Well, anyway, your muffins look delicious! I would love some!

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  10. ABowlOfMush August 26, 2009 @ 9:42 pm (#
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    aww these are so incredible cute!!

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  11. Nooschi August 26, 2009 @ 9:42 pm (#
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    Mmmm…those look delicious. They do look like donuts in muffin form.

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  12. Diane August 26, 2009 @ 10:32 pm (#
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    My kids love these when I make them without the nutmeg.

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  13. Niki August 27, 2009 @ 6:52 am (#
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    Wow, these look fantastic! I love the little cinnamom sugar donut holes from Dunkin Donuts! You know, these would probably be good if you left out any spice and piped jelly in the middle, then rolled them in just sugar. I think when I make these for my co-workers, I will make half cinnamon sugar and half jelly filled! They’d love them!

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  14. HaB August 27, 2009 @ 7:36 am (#
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    Oh…I think I need a moment….and I think this is what we will be having for breakfast in my house tomorrow.

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  15. Erica from Cooking for Seven August 27, 2009 @ 10:47 am (#
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    How can you make me so hungry?! Those look so delicious.

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  16. Leslie August 27, 2009 @ 2:09 pm (#
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    soooo yummy. I am going to have to make these

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  17. Nikki August 27, 2009 @ 2:59 pm (#
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    I just read this recipe with my mouth hanging open. I’ve never done that before, so I thought I’d share.

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  18. CatHerder August 27, 2009 @ 4:17 pm (#
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    omg…i used to make these in highschool cooking class, only the teacher called them “french breakfast puffs”…..i had forgotton how good they are…i looked up my old recipe in the file when i saw this and it is the same….I havent thought of them in years…im DEFINATELY going to make them!

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  19. Lori August 27, 2009 @ 6:57 pm (#
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    I love muffins, and I love donuts! I will definitely try these out. They sound wonderful. A person can never, ever have too many muffin recipes.

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  20. diva August 28, 2009 @ 5:56 am (#
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    oh these are adorable and a perfect combination of 2 of my favourite sweets. yum yum. the rounded tops are real cute too.

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  21. Gala August 28, 2009 @ 8:54 am (#
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    You’ve got some amazing pictures on your blog! Love the donuts.

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  22. Denise August 29, 2009 @ 5:18 pm (#
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    I made a batch of these yesterday and my boys ate them all so I made another batch this morning. Needless to say, these are a hit around here. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

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  23. Hannah August 30, 2009 @ 10:53 pm (#
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    Wow, those look delicious!

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  24. Bunny September 1, 2009 @ 6:36 pm (#
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    Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, yeah that’s what our kids eat for breakfast!!! LOL!! I’ve made these babies, I know how good they are!!!

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  25. the Provident Woman September 2, 2009 @ 2:19 pm (#
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    Those look so good!

    I have a giveaway at theprovidentwoman.com click on the giveaway in the far right side bar – ends Friday at 10 pm

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  26. melissa September 5, 2009 @ 6:34 am (#
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    my kids eat all those unhealthy cereals too!! AND bacon! AND instant oatmeal. yay, i’m so glad i’m not the only horrible mother!!
    btw…trying these muffins this morning!! they look droolingly delish and my kids would love them!

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  27. Laura September 5, 2009 @ 11:35 am (#
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    I just made these for breakfast and OH MY GOD, they are the BEST muffins I’ve ever had in my life. I made regular muffin sized, and they were perfect at fifteen minutes exactly. You are the current #1 hero in my (picky picky) household! Next time I might try subbing applesauce for the vegetable oil. Thanks for posting this! Now I’m going to dig through all of your archives and see what else I can add to my thighs…

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  28. Dina September 28, 2009 @ 6:00 pm (#
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    this is a great idea! i love doughnuts.

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  29. Secret Mom Thoughts October 3, 2009 @ 5:50 am (#
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    I’ve dreamed about these. Yummy.

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  30. Serena November 14, 2009 @ 10:38 pm (#
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    Making these tomorrow! I’m going to use coriander instead of nutmeg since that’s the classical donut taste imo. (And I don’t particularly like nutmeg.) And regular size muffin pans because I don’t have a mini but boy, the mini muffins look so cute that I now need a mini muffin pan!

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  31. Lorie February 22, 2010 @ 11:54 am (#
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    I just stumbled across your blog today and am loving everything on here! Is the baking time the same for the mini muffins?

    Thanks!

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  32. Holly May 31, 2010 @ 9:42 am (#
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    Just made these. They were delicious! And they don’t even have chocolate in them. I love when I make recipes where I don’t have to go the the store because it’s already in my house.

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  33. carolinelamb June 30, 2010 @ 8:31 am (#
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    hello!

    i am here via regan_v’s livejournal post! – i was a kid raised by pancakes, nutella and potato chips – and i turned out fine :) so no worries there!

    besides – these sugar donut muffins look incredibly delicicious!

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  34. pink13 July 24, 2010 @ 5:01 pm (#
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    I have been looking for such a recipe. Thought i would have to create one.

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  35. mya December 16, 2010 @ 6:06 pm (#
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    this might sound stupid, but does it matter what kind of butter i use? Like salted or sweet cream?

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  36. Karly December 16, 2010 @ 7:26 pm (#
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    Mya,

    Not stupid at all. I just never think to include that information because I don’t usually pay attention to it myself! Bad food blogger!

    Anyway, I always, always buy and use salted sweet cream butter just because I like it best. If a recipe of mine needs unsalted butter, I’m sure to mention that (but that pretty much never happens), otherwise you can assume it’s salted butter. :)

    Karly

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  37. Ashley December 25, 2010 @ 2:12 pm (#
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    Lovely Recipe. I substituted the following to make it vegan:

    1 egg–>(1TBSP Ground Flax + 3TBSP Warm Water)
    milk–>(soymilk)
    butter–>(earth balance/other veg margarine)
    refined sugar–>(evaporated cane juice)

    They puffed up just like the picture with the flax mixture and turned out heavenly!!! The flax adds omegas and cuts out fat/cholesterol too!!

    <3

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  38. Amy September 30, 2011 @ 6:44 am (#
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    Made these for breakfast at work. I love them!! Thanks for the idea.

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  39. Kayla December 31, 2011 @ 2:44 pm (#
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    Just made these for our New Years breakfast tomorrow…they are delicious! Thanks :)

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  40. laurie February 11, 2012 @ 8:12 pm (#
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    my kids ate crap cereal every day of thier lives,plus for dinner on sundays… didn’t hurt them any… son is 6’6″ and my daughter is 6’…. course i was also told that by not nursing them i would stunt their growth..

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  41. Rebekah July 14, 2012 @ 10:38 pm (#
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    So my 14 month old daughter, my husband and I all had pumpkin cheesecake from the cheesecake factory (you know, the one with 35 grams of fat and like a million grams of sugar for a 1″ slice?) for breakfast the other day…. haha. pretty sure I top off the bad mom list! Not to mention bad wife!!!

    I am about to make these for dessert along with homemade ice cream in a bag. I love your site!!! someday I want to do this too, it just looks like so much fun. Thank you for sharing!

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  42. GoodnightSpoon August 17, 2012 @ 8:48 pm (#
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    Just made these tonight! I added some cinnamon with the nutmeg for the extra bit of warm snuggles. My mom loooved them. I must say, though, this tastes more like coffeecake than a cake donut… I don’t quite view those in the same way. The cinnamon-sugar on top was more crunchy then I was expecting. I’m not sure how I feel about it. That being said… they are still very good. But something was still missing …so with the leftover melted butter I made a quick glaze to drizzle over my coffeecake muffins.
    If I make theses again (there are just so many other recipes to try first!), I will just swirl cinnamon in the top of the batter and glaze them without the cinna-sugar,

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  43. Sara February 2, 2013 @ 11:32 am (#
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    Made these this morning for the family, and the were great. They all loved them. The tasted almost like snicker-doodles, so that was a major plus also. Thanks for the amazing recipe! ^_^

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    • Karly replied: — February 2nd, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

      Glad to hear it! :)

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  44. Catha June 27, 2013 @ 6:55 am (#
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    Lovely! How many muffins you get out of this recipe?

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    • Karly replied: — June 27th, 2013 @ 7:12 am

      I ended up with 24 mini muffins.

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  45. Serena February 18, 2014 @ 2:53 pm (#
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    i made this recipe yesterday and it made 12 muffins. They were so delicious that i ended up eating 11 of them (giving 1 to my mom).. think i’ll be remaking them today and doubling the recipe hehe. :p

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