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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins (aka Snickerdoodle Muffins)

These little donut muffins are perfect to munch on any time! They’re healthier than a donut, but just as delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 mini muffins
Author: Lydia @ ThriftyFrugalMom.com



  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  • 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.