Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins

by jerseygirl on October 15, 2013 · 10 comments

mini pumpkin donut muffinsI think lots of things are ridiculous. My husband thinks it is an overused word in my vocabulary.  But I still continue to say it.

It’s ridiculous that my kids have to start school a half hour early this year when studies show teenagers don’t get near enough sleep. Really ridiculous that my daughter will be waiting for the bus in the early morning darkness.

It’s so ridiculous that dogs in cars are required to wear seat belts in NJ.

It is really ridiculous when you have to sit at a light staring at the butt crack of the motorcyclist in front of you. Come on man, don’t wear your pants so low.

And how about how ridiculous it was watching my 11 year old son play a baseball game in sleet.  It was so ridiculously cold out that they needed a space heater in the dugout.

All these things are pretty ridiculous, right? But so are these muffins. So ridiculously good that I ate seven in one sitting.  Now that’s ridiculous.

These muffins taste just like donuts you would get from my local farm bakery. They are baked not fried and I wouldn’t describe them as healthy either. They are rolled in butter and sugar.  But there is no frying them in a pot of oil that eventually needs to be cleaned up. They are popped in the oven and baked for about 10 to 12 minutes. Now that makes me happy.

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Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins
Recipe type: snack/ breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 10 to 12
These mini muffins are perfect as a snack or breakfast.
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ canola oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • For the topping:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  2. In another medium size bowl, beat together oil, sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and buttermilk. Mix well.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to blend well. Do not over mix.
  4. Fill cavities of a greased mini muffin pan about half full. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 to 12 or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove and cool on wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, melt butter in the microwave.
  6. Dip each muffin top into the melted butter then into the cinnamon sugar mix. Repeat until all muffins are dipped.
  7. Makes 30 to 36 muffins.



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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl October 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Your post made me smile and these donuts look ridiculously good, I might eat 8 instead! 🙂


Sues October 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I use the word ridiculous a lot, too. And these look ridiculously awesome!! Also, dogs have to wear seatbelts???


john October 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I think it is ridiculous that you had 7 of these and I only had one. The ONE I had was delicious.


Pam October 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I could eat way too many of these!


Lisa @ Whisk & Cleaver October 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

These muffins do sound delicious! I’m fascinated that dogs have to wear seat belts. We actually put our dogs into harnesses then seat belt them in, but one of them weighs 95 pounds. Rules!


Katrina October 17, 2013 at 12:41 am

I agree about all the ridiculousness.
I made these donut muffins once but they didn’t have pumpkin. They were a huge hit.
Now I need to try the pumpkin.
Have a ridiculously good day. 😉


Robin (Masshole Mommy) October 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

These are awesome. Especially since I’ve been eating way too many Dunkin Donuts pumpkin munchkins lately 🙂


Joanne October 22, 2013 at 7:12 am

There are so many weird/bad ridiculous things in life…but also good ridiculous like these. I want at least five!


Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies October 24, 2013 at 6:58 am

Love the cinnamon sugar on these! And I totally don’t blame you for eating seven of these in one sitting. When I made pumpkin mini donuts a few weeks ago, my husband and I ate almost all of them in one sitting (there were 24 of them…but they were just so small). I guess that was a little ridiculous : 0

And I didn’t know dogs are required to wear seat belts here? I know a certain pup who’s been riding sans seat belt for quite some time now. I’m imagining how comical it would be to try putting a seat belt on him. Thanks for the laugh!


Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner November 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

Haha, I love that word! I’m lovingy your mini pumpkin muffins…they look delish. 🙂


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