Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

When I saw these muffins on The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch, I knew I had to make them. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts have always been my favorite. When I was young and my mom would bring home a bag of those assorted donuts from the grocery store, I always went for the cinnamon ones first. Now you can get that similar taste of a cinnamon sugar donut but in a muffin. They were so good. My daughters helped me make these and they loved dipping the tops in the butter and then the cinnamon sugar topping. They also loved eating them!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins


2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ 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
½ 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 ½ cup of sugar and 1 tsp. 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.

Note: I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon for the topping.

Daughter #1 placing muffin liners in muffin pan

Daughter #2 whisking the dry ingredients

Dip the muffin tops in the melted butter

Then dip them in the cinnamon sugar mixture

I ended up making a batch of mini muffins too.

Mama Muffin & Baby Muffin

I took these to work to share with my co-workers. They went great with their morning cup of coffee.

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Making mini muffins can be so much fun. Kids love them too! This mini version took 9-10 minutes to bake. Just check them by inserting a toothpick in the center of the muffin. They are done when the toothpick comes out clean.


finsmom said...

Ive seen these around and have really wanted to make them! They look great! Love to see your cooking with the kids!

HoneyB said...

Yummy! Its nice your girls are having fun baking too! :-)

Aggie said...

These are awesome!!!

Patsyk said...

I was eyeing that recipe over at HoneyB's blog as well! They look hard to resist!

Mom on the Run said...

These look amazing. I am making them this weekend!

Marthe said...

Your version looks amazing!! I love that you made mini's, mini-versions are always sooo cute.
I really should make these again soon!

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