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Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

These Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins are little gems that look like muffins but taste like your favorite cinnamon donuts! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon sugar donut muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18 muffins
Calories 118 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg or cloves
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
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  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Grease mini muffin tin (cavities and the top). Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Add spices and vanilla, whisk well. Add milk and whisk again. Add dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. 

  4. Fill the muffin pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of each muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan for 2 minutes, transfer onto a wire rack. 

  5. Prepare the coating: melt butter in a small bowl; in another small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. When muffins are completely cool, dunk each one in melted butter and then roll in cinnamon sugar. Return onto wire rack and let cool for few minutes.

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Recipe Notes

Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 11g12%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.