Donut Mini Muffins

donut miniature muffins step by step recipe

Hi, dear friends!

Today I am here to present these cute donut mini muffins.

I have many nice words to say about them:

1. They are very yummy.
2. Their taste and their texture resembles cinnamon sugar doughnut holes, even though these are muffins and they are baked.
3. I secretly fell in love with Javier Bardem today after watching Eat, Pray, Love… but psst, that really is a secret (sorry but I just need to share these important facts with you).
4. These mini muffins are super quick to make. Not even half an hour will have passed from when you start the work just until you taste your first muffin.
5. With their generous amounts of nutmeg and cinnamon, these babies provide a super-nice fall experience.
6. Which reminds me – Javier Bardem is super-nice too!
7. Please, pay no attention to points 3 and 6 of this list. Thank you.



donut mini muffins ingredienst recipe step by step with pictures

To make your cinnamon sugar donut mini muffins you will need these simple ingredients.



donut miniature muffins recipe step by step with pictures

1. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Grease 24 mini-muffin cups (or you can brush/spray them with some vegetable oil). Then dust the cups with a little flour.

3. In a bowl of your electric mixer, combine the sugar (1/2 cup – 100 grams), the margarine (1/4 cup – 60 grams), the nutmeg, the milk, the baking powder, and the flour.

Mix until just combined, about 20 seconds. In muffin world, it is good not to overbeat the batter. And in muffin batter, lumps are perfectly all right. It might just be the simplest batter ever.


donut mini muffins step by step recipe with pictures filling muffin cups with batter

4. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.



donut mini muffins step by step recipe with pictures baked out of the oven muffins

5. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, about 15 minutes.



donut mini muffins step by step recipe with pictures bowls with melted butter and cinnamon sugar coating

6. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack for awhile. Then remove each muffins from the muffin pan.

Tip: You can run a sharp knife around each muffin to help loosen it.

7. Then place the remaining 1/4 cup (60 grams) margarine in a smaller microwave safe bowl and melt it.

8. In another smaller bowl, combine the sugar (1/3 cup – 70 grams) and the ground cinnamon.



donut mini muffins step by step recipe with pictures dipping muffin in melted butter

9. Dip each muffin in the melted margarine…



donut mini muffins step by step recipe with pictures dipping coating muffin in cinnamon sugar

10. … and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.



donut mini muffins step by step recipe with pictures

11. And most importantly, enjoy!




(This recipe was adapted from It makes 24 mini muffins.)


17 thoughts on “Donut Mini Muffins

  1. 1
    Lanina says:

    my o my Petra.. i love Donuts and you introduced Eggless Donuts and oven baked, too – hurray!! i am going to bake it for our afternoon tea and feed some friends over 🙂 thank you! thank you!! i love everything about this blog!! xoxo

  2. 2

    Whew, these look great! I’ve made something similar to these before and they are SOO addicting!

  3. 3

    Oh boy. I MUST make these. Hello love!

  4. 4
    Michaela says:

    Mnamky, krasne sa ti nadvihli.

  5. 5
    Arielle says:

    Made these and they were fantastic! I just want to say that I love your blog and your step by step photos really help out a novice cook like myself 🙂

  6. 6
    Jenn says:

    Hi Petra!

    Just stumbled on your blog and absolutely love it. This looks like such a delicious recipe! I cannot wait to try it out. Looking forward to following you and seeing all your lovely recipes.

  7. 7
    Amanda says:

    Mmm! Donuts and muffins all in one?? What a great idea! I think you’ll really enjoy my apple spiced muffins with crunchy topping. Check it out here:


  8. 8
    jessie says:

    woah these look amazing!! and they are baked too! such a clever idea ;DD im definately going to try make these for my birthday party in a couple of days.
    i was thinking you could easily fill these with some raspberry jam, sure they’ll be a hit! thanks!!

  9. 9
    szilvi says:

    Since these muffins are called donut mini muffins and since you wrote they were a bit like donuts in the texture I thought… “mmmm. could these be baked in my mini donut machine* in stead of the oven?” I feared that they would not get baked inside, but I gave it a shot and they actually taste pretty good.

    It was enough for 2-3 rounds (aprox.20 donuts). It’s important to use a bit of grease before refilling the machine, or you end up with half donuts when opening the machine again. oops. hehe.

    I can’t compare the result to the original baked-in-the-oven-version yet, but I just wanted to let people know that it is not completely impossible to bake them in this kind of machine. I got some edible mini donuts out of it 😛


  10. 10
    Chadia wazni says:

    Luv it luv it!!!! All recipes work perfectly!!!

  11. 11
    Chadia wazni says:

    Luv it luv it!!!! All recipes work perfectly!!!

  12. 12
    Kate says:

    Since being recently hurled into low/no-carb hell, think I will try and see if they can be tweaked a bit…they sound wonderful! How I miss warm cinnamony donuts!

  13. 13
    Celyne says:

    Une veritable douceur …

  14. 14
    mimi says:

    i trieded but they didn’t have a golden top i don’t know why but
    they tasted yummy but what should i do for the next
    time ??? please reaply <3
    and thx a lot

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