Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

by jerseygirl on July 21, 2009 · 30 comments

Mmmmmnnnn, cinnamon donuts! Who doesn’t like them? I know I do and so does everyone else in this household. Last week when I happened to see this recipe on Mom’s Cooking Club, I bookmarked it right away. They were as good as I expected them to be. They tasted just like the old fashion cinnamon sugar cider donuts that I can get at the farmer’s market. I made a batch for my daughters dive meet and the family was not happy that they were carted out of the house. I did get to try a bite of one. Now I must go and make another batch for the family. Come back later this week for a great kid’s giveaway!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Batter

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
Β½ tsp baking soda
Β½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup plain yogurt (I used low-fat plain yogurt)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 8 tbsp oil ( I used 4 tbsp oil)
1 tsp vanilla
Topping
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Position oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Don’t over mix; batter should not be smooth. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted in one or two of the muffins come out clean, 12-15 minutes. While the muffins are baking, melt 1/2 stick butter and place in a bowl just large enough to hold a muffin. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl. As soon as the muffins are done, dip them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture. Set on a rack to cool.

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Annie July 21, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I have to admit that as soon as I read your heading and looked at the picture, I could feel my mouth start to water!!!!

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Juliana July 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Wow, love donuts, even better that are not fried…they look so yummie!

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Patsyk July 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Oooh, I saw these over at Mom's Cooking Club, too… may have to bump them up on my list and make them soon! YUM!

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Mom on the Run July 21, 2009 at 10:09 pm

My girls love these types of donuts and muffins are even easier to make. Thanks for the great post!

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Katrina July 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm

I've seen these around blogland and NEED to make them! πŸ˜‰ They look great.

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giz July 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm

These are the bomb Lisa – I make them too and call them duffins cuz I'm not sure if they're donuts or muffins πŸ™‚

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Kerstin July 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Mmmm, these look amazing! What a great way to start off the day!

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Clumbsy Cookie July 22, 2009 at 3:49 am

I can imagine your family was not happy to wave these babies goodbye! I hope they get a batch soon!

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Amanda July 22, 2009 at 7:27 am

Looks fabulous Lisa! I love cinnamon sugar, reminds me of when I was a kid πŸ˜‰

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Adam July 22, 2009 at 8:12 am

Yeah that's what happens when you make something ridiculously awesome like that… they just get up and leave the house πŸ™‚

Love the sugary topping πŸ™‚

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Christy July 22, 2009 at 8:40 am

I made these awhile ago and they were a HUGE hit with the kids and hubby's office staff!!! Your pictures looks so wonderful that I think I'll be making them again soon. πŸ™‚

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kat July 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

Totally bookmarking this one to try!

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Pam July 22, 2009 at 9:58 am

My entire family would love these…bookmarked!

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black eyed susans kitchen July 22, 2009 at 10:11 am

Lisa, I will absolutely be trying this recipe. Something tells me that it will be a favorite with the teenage crowd.
β™₯, Susan

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The Japanese Redneck July 22, 2009 at 10:12 am

They look yummy.
Ramona

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That Girl July 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm

These would go so well with the "donut coffee" a coffee shop in LA serves.

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Mary July 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm

This is terrific and I guarantee that my grandsons will love these muffins.

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Barbara July 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm

This is definitely "my kind" of muffin. Can't wait to make them.

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Jamie July 23, 2009 at 9:42 am

Lisa,
I'm so glad you made these and liked them. Now, you have to make a batch to stay at home.

And now, I need to make another batch for my family. They loved them!

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Chef Jeena July 23, 2009 at 10:41 am

Mmmmm I love cinnamon sugar yum yum yum these look so tasty Lisa!

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Maria July 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm

These have been on my to bake list for awhile. I really need to make them!

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CookiePie July 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm

DROOL!!! Those look amazing!

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Veronica July 23, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Oh Lisa…those sound yummy! I would love one right about now with a cup of tea. Hope your summer is going well!

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Mariaβ™₯ July 24, 2009 at 5:11 am

Lisa, these muffins look so scrumptious. I could quite easily eat one now with my mid-morning cuppa.

Maria
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teresa July 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

Yummy! I could easily down a few for breakfast!

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Jamie July 25, 2009 at 7:34 am

I have so been dreaming of these – I've seen the recipe on a food blog or two and they look too divine!

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hot garlic July 26, 2009 at 5:30 am

Hi. Yeah. loving on the idea of a muffin and a donut hybrid, can you combine two better things into one?. Too genius.

And Lisa I can't wait to see what you think or what you come up with and I'm so glad you liked the pineapple!

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Aggie July 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Mmmmm…..

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Brindy August 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm

These were delicious! My 3 daughters and I made about 15 of them this morning, we ate all of them but one…we thought we'd share 1 with dad when he comes home. πŸ™‚

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