I think that these little bite-sized Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins taste a lot like a Snickerdoodle cookie. At any rate, the mix of cinnamon and nutmeg combined with a sugary topping makes them ridiculously delicious!
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Why Cinnamon Sugar Muffins Are Our Favorite
- Quick & Easy – if you have kids they will love to help!
- Delicious – They are super flavorful with their nutmeg and cinnamon pairing and while they remind me a lot of a cinnamon sugar donut, I also think they taste an awful lot like a Snickerdoodle cookie!
- No Deep Frying – Since they are baked, that means no greasy, oily mess to deal with and fewer calories, make that a plus all around!
- Minimal Ingredients – you only need 6 simple ingredients
These little bites of deliciousness are perfect for brunches, snacks, breakfast, and even dessert.
Watch Video: Learn How to Make this Recipe
Ingredients Needed for Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
- Baking powder
How to Make Snickerdoodle Muffins From Scratch
STEP 1: Melt butter and combine it with the sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and vanilla.
STEP 2: Then whisk in the flour, nutmeg, and baking powder. Mix well.
STEP 3: Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray and fill each cup half full with the muffin batter.
STEP 4: Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
STEP 5: While the muffins are baking, prepare the topping by adding 1/4 of a cup of melted butter to a small bowl. In another bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon.
STEP 6: Once the muffins are done baking, dip each one in the melted butter, then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Can You Make These Into Regular-Sized Cinnamon Sugar Muffins?
Yes! Instead of 24 mini muffins, you should get about 12 regular-sized. You may need to increase the cooking time just a bit.
Should You Use Muffin Liners?
For any other homemade muffin recipe, I would say yes. However, because these donut muffins are rolled in the cinnamon sugar topping, it’s a little harder to get full coverage when muffin liners are used. So that’s why I just grease the pan instead.
Once the muffins have cooled completely you can store them at room temperature or in the fridge. To freeze, just place them in a plastic bag and separate layers with parchment paper if needed.
Other Easy Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins
- The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
- Best Ever Chocolate Cake (no eggs, no butter!)
- Decadent Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins (aka Snickerdoodle Muffins)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Cream together sugar and butter for muffins.
- Stir in the milk and vanilla, then mix in the flour, baking powder and nutmeg just until combined.
- Grease 24 mini-muffin cups. (I have this mini muffin pan and love it!) Fill cups half full of batter.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- While muffins are baking, get the topping ready. Place 1/4 c. of melted butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
- Once baked, dip each muffin in the melted butter then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Let cool before storing.
These look sooo tasty! My mom made something similar when I was little, but I have never gotten the recipe from her. Pinning this one. 🙂
They are so yummy, Emily! And the fact that they are small is both a good and bad thing because you can theoretically eat a smaller portion, but because they are bite sized they’re just too easy to pop into your mouth and before you know it…. 🙂
These are fantastic! My three toddlers ate them as fast as I could make them, I had to make two batches! Thanks for a great recipe with simple ingredients. This is definitely a keeper I will make for many years to come! Thank You ?
So glad that you all loved them- especially the toddlers! 🙂 Always nice when you can find a recipe that keeps the little ones happy, right?
Perfect! and I have all the ingredients on hand. Will have to try these for the teens this weekend. Thanks so much for this recipe!
Oh, I think they’ll love them! They’re just that perfect almost bite sized sort of treat. 🙂
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Those look so good! Usually I hear of people frying donuts…does it make much of a difference to bake them in the way that they turn out?
Sarah- These little gems are more of a muffin with the flavor or a donut if that makes sense. They don’t have that deep fat fried taste, but taste maybe more like a cake donut. I love them because they are delicious and I can eat them with less guilt than an actual donut.
Oh, these look so good! Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies so I will definitely have to try these out.
I’m sure you won’t be disappointed Michaela! And enjoyed reading about your Africa trip. May God bless you as you go….I’m sure it will be life changing!