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


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
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!!!!

Juliana July 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm

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

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!

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!

Katrina July 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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

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™‚

Kerstin July 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm

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

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!

Amanda July 22, 2009 at 7:27 am

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

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™‚

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™‚

kat July 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

Totally bookmarking this one to try!

Pam July 22, 2009 at 9:58 am

My entire family would love these…bookmarked!

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

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

They look yummy.

That Girl July 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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

Mary July 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm

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

Barbara July 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm

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

Jamie July 23, 2009 at 9:42 am

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!

Chef Jeena July 23, 2009 at 10:41 am

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

Maria July 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm

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

CookiePie July 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm

DROOL!!! Those look amazing!

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!

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.


teresa July 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

Yummy! I could easily down a few for breakfast!

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!

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!

Aggie July 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm


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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