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A close up of several sugar donut muffins on a wooden serving tray.

Sugar Donut Muffins

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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword back to school, easy breakfast recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 muffins
Calories 106kcal


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter for dipping
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon for rolling


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl beat together sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
  • In small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Pour into sugar/egg mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Add in vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Pour into muffin tins, filling each about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until tester comes out clean.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave.
  • Stir together sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl.
  • When the muffins are done allow to cool for a few minutes, until you are able to handle them easily.
  • Dunk the tops of the muffins in the melted butter and then the cinnamon-sugar mixture.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.5mg