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Donut Muffins Recipe

All the flavor of a spice cake donut in muffin form! These donut muffins are soft and crumbly and packed with flavor. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cool Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breads & Muffins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 354kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk (1 % works great)
  • 3/4 cup granny smith apples cooked, 1/4'' cubes, optional

For the Glaze

  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a standard muffin tin. Or line with 12 paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups with non-stick vegetable oil spray; this will ensure that they peel off the muffins nicely.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, sugars and vanilla till smooth.
  • Add the eggs, beating to combine.
  • Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
  • Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full.
  • Bake the muffins for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
  • Remove them from the oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes, or until you can handle them. While they're cooling, melt the butter for the topping (this is easily done in the microwave).
  • Use a pastry brush to paint the top of each muffin with the butter, then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar. Or simply dip the tops of muffins into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon-sugar.
  • Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight. Store for a day or so at room temperature.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 319IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg