Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

While searching online for recipes, I happened upon the blog of Sweet Pea's Kitchen and found this delicious recipe for doughnut muffins. I made them for my visiting kids and grand-kids this past weekend, and they could not stop talking about how good they were. And honestly, if I hadn't doubled the recipe, we wouldn't have had enough for the seven of us. The muffins themselves were just perfect - tender texture, not too sweet - and the cinnamon/sugar topping made them really special. I love the addition of nutmeg and used extra in mine. My family was eating these late in the day as well as for breakfast! Seriously, they are that good.

I did adapt the recipe in minor ways, so be sure to look at Sweet Pea's original version.

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins
Original recipe here
12 muffins

1-1/4 cups unbleached bread flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup 2% milk

1/2 cup melted salted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in large mixing bowl. In small bowl whisk together oil, sugar, egg and milk. Make well in center of dry ingredients, add liquid ingredients, and stir until just combined. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are pale golden and springy to touch, 22 to 24 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time.

While muffins are baking, combine sugar and cinnamon. Place melted butter in small bowl. When muffins are finished baking, dip tops in melted butter and then into sugar/cinnamon mixture.

I served these with homemade turkey sausage and OJ. This recipe will be a definite repeat at my house.


  1. Good morning Linda, I have five kids here this morning. Julia's brother and three of their cousins are here. I wanted to make muffins...they are all sleeping in. I knew I would find something fun on your site. These look perfect. The house will smell so good when they wake up!

    1. Oh my gosh I hope the recipe lived up to their expectations! I haven't made these in so long - I'm going to make them this weekend. Your house sounds fun right now. :)

  2. Yep. They loved them. They just left for the drive home. They came up to take Julia to her first rock concert and they all had a blast. They live about 150 miles always-- wish they were closer. Thanks for the recipe!


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