These donut muffins are baked instead of fried and are so easy to make. You only need one bowl to make the batter and the muffins are coated in a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a dessert or snack.
I love sugar donut muffins. They are so easy to make and they taste a lot like cake donuts, but much healthier. I’ve made them multiple times now but I realized recently that I never put the original version on this blog. Instead, I’ve done all the variations on the original recipe like pumpkin and chocolate glazed muffins.
So, here is the original version. A sugar donut muffin that is then rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture. They might not look as cute as ones dipped in chocolate or some of the other versions I’ve made, but they still taste delicious.
I’ve also made these enough times now that I’ve managed to find ways to make the recipe even easier. The original recipe I tried required separate bowls and an electric mixer. The method I use now only requires one bowl to make the batter and a whisk. I love it when the clean-up is easy. I also used my mini muffin tin rather than making regular muffins.
I’ve made donut muffins for breakfast and brunch and I also serve them as dessert for parties. They’re so easy to make and everyone always loves them.
- Granulated sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Ground nutmeg
- Vegetable oil
- Fat-free milk
- Vanilla extract
All you do is mix the sugar and egg together and then add the rest of ingredients and mix. Pour the batter into your mini muffin pan and bake the muffins for about 10 minutes. Roll them in cinnamon -sugar and they’re done.
If you love donuts but hate the thought of frying homemade ones you have to try this recipe! I’ve made these so many times and they always come out great.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
- 3/4 cup granulated 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 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup fat free milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix until combined. Then mix in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
- Fill each mini muffin cup about 3/4 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Once muffins have cooled you can roll in a cinnamon sugar mixture.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.