Cinnamon Sugar Coated Pumpkin Donut Muffins on a cooling rack.

Cinnamon Sugar Coated Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Fluffy Pumpkin Donut Muffins coated in Cinnamon Sugar to welcome the fall season!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin donut muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 294 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/2 c vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Grease muffin pan (cavities and the top). Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat oil and both sugars until combined.
  4. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Mix until well combined.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree and milk.
  7. With mixer on low speed, add flour to the batter, alternating with milk and pumpkin mixture.
  8. Spoon batter into the pan, filling almost all the way to the top.
  9. Bake muffins for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool muffins in pan for 2 minutes.
  11. Transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  12. In a small mixing bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon.
  13. In another small mixing bowl, melt the butter.
  14. Dunk each muffin, top down, in the melted butter. Let the excess drip off back to the bowl.
  15. Roll the top of muffin in cinnamon sugar.
  16. Set the muffin back on the cooling rack.
  17. Repeat with each muffin.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Sugar Coated Pumpkin Donut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1780IU36%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.