Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Muffins

You won't quite believe these aren't doughnuts, as these muffins" check all the fried dough boxes, including an irresistible cinnamon-sugar coating.
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  • Serves: 32 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease two twelve-cup mini muffin pans with cooking spray or softened butter.
  2. Step 2

    Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg into a medium bowl and then whisk to insure everything is fully incorporated.
  3. Step 3

    In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, brown sugar, 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar and the vanilla.
  4. Step 4

    Add the egg and whisk until combined.
  5. Step 5

    Add the dry ingredients in three installments, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry.
  6. Step 6

    Place a tablespoon of batter in each muffin cavity.
  7. Step 7

    Bake for about 8 minutes, rotating the pan at the halfway point, The muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean or with a moist crumb or two.
  8. Step 8

    Meanwhile, place the butter in a small, shallow bowl. Place the sugar and cinnamon in another small shallow bowl and whisk to combine.
  9. Step 9

    As soon as the muffins are cool enough to handle, remove them from the pan and refill the cavities with the remaining batter.
  10. Step 10

    Begin dunking the baked "doughnuts" in the butter, then rolling them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Transfer the coated holes to a wire rack. Let cool briefly and enjoy.