I’ve made variations of the sugar donut muffins that have been popular on food blogs. (Sugar donut muffins are mini muffins that taste like cake donuts.) I realized that while I’ve made several versions of the donut muffins, I haven’t tried the original version that I found: just regular mini donut muffins rolled in some sugar.
I thought about making the original version but then, at the last minute, I decided to make a pumpkin version instead. There are only 15 days left until Thanksgiving and I have a lot more pumpkin, sweet potato, persimmon and other fall recipes to try out. So I made a pumpkin version, but I dipped them in a cinnamon sugar mixture.
I haven’t had much time for baking since I spent the weekend in San Francisco. I’ll have to catch up these next two weeks. These muffins are quite tasty. The pumpkin puree makes them so moist and I love the bright yellow hue of the donut muffins.
If you like this recipe you might like my Mini Apple Cider Donuts, too.
Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup fat free milk
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven 350°F. Spray mini muffin tin with baking spray that contains flour.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices .
- In a large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined!
- Spoon batter into muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let donuts cool completely. Then 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.
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.