The mini pumpkin donuts I made earlier this week disappeared fast. I decided to make another batch, but as mini muffins. Mini muffins are easier to make. It’s easier to pour into the pan and afterwards, I just dusted the tops with a cinnamon sugar mixture.

These were eaten just as quickly. Luckily they are really easy to make, requiring only one bowl and a whisk. I’ll probably be making them again very soon. I really love how they taste. They taste like a healthier version of a sugar cake donut with a touch of pumpkin flavor.

Unfortunately, I only have two pictures to share. I got distracted while taking pictures and forgot to take more. Oops!

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Mini pumpkin donut muffins

Yield: 24 mini muffins

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins


3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease mini muffin pan with pam spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until combined.
3. Then mix in pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
4. Spoon in batter to muffin pan about 2/3 full.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let muffins cool before coating with cinnamon sugar.
6. For the coating. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small glass bowl. In another small bowl, combine 2/3 cup white sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Dip top of donuts in melted butter and then dip in the sugar mixture.

Adapted from Stylish Cuisine


22 Responses to “Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins”

  1. Bianca @ Sweet dreaming — October 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    These look delicious :) how long do these last after dipping them in butter and the sugar and cinnamon?

    • Kirbie replied: — October 7th, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

      They should last a few days in an airtight container.

  2. Natalie — October 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    So delicious!!!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 7th, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

      I love them!

  3. Gloria — October 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Your donut muffins look delicious. Mini’s are adorable, but dangerous! I could see me popping quite a few of these in my mouth. Pumpkin sounds great with a cinnamon sugar coating. Will have to try these.

    • Kirbie replied: — October 7th, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

      That’s definitely the danger of minis. I always eat too many!

  4. Denise @ TLT — October 8, 2011 at 1:48 am

    These are gorgeous and I’m sure they taste this way too. Great thing I discovered your blog, looking forward to follow you:)

    • Kirbie replied: — October 8th, 2011 @ 11:42 am

      I’m glad you discovered my blog too! Welcome!

  5. joanh — October 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

    yum, cinnamon sugar!!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 8th, 2011 @ 11:44 am

      Cinnamon sugar is great. Crunchy and easier to coat than a frosting

  6. Jeanette — October 9, 2011 at 7:48 am


    These look amazing!! How many mini muffins does the recipe make?

    • Kirbie replied: — October 10th, 2011 @ 8:48 am

      The recipes makes about 2 dozen mini muffins

  7. Elaine — January 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks for a great recipe! found it on pinterest, made them, and LOVED them! so yummy!

    • Kirbie replied: — January 17th, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for letting me know!

  8. michele @ i-heart-baking — October 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

    YUM these look delicious! have you ever tried baking them in a doughnut pan? i’m thinking of trying that! thanks! :)

    • Kirbie replied: — October 31st, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      I have and it works in both!

  9. michele @ i-heart-baking — November 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    thanks for the reply kirbie! i ended up using the recipe for your baked pumpkin doughnuts instead, and they were awesome! here’s my post where i link to you! thanks again! :)

    • Kirbie replied: — November 8th, 2012 @ 9:49 am

      Thanks for linking to me and I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  10. laura — March 27, 2014 at 5:52 am

    These are SO delicious!! I made my 3rd batch last night.
    I halved the recipe & only used 1/4 cup sugar in the batter this time, and bisquick coz was outta flour. Superb! Thank you

    • Kirbie replied: — March 27th, 2014 @ 10:50 am


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