Category Archives: Pies & Pastries

Baked Sugar Donut Muffins

Just a lazy long labor day weekend here at our house.  The girlies wanted me to slave over some cinnamon rolls. I had to think about that one for exactly a nano-second…….NO. So as not to make the poor starving babies think that I don’t love them, I whipped up some of these little sugared cuties.

Much much easier than sweating over cinnamon rolls and much much healthier than fried Homemade Donuts, they were a hit!  The ones pictured here are covered with plain white sugar, but cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar are good too.

Sugar Donut Muffins


(recipe adapted from Baking Bites)

3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk (low-fat is fine)
2 tsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla                                                                                                     
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.

Divide batter evenly into a mini-muffin pan. (Recipe will also fill about 10 regular muffin cups ¾ full.) 

When muffins are done, lightly brush the top of each with some melted butter, remove from pan, and roll around in remaining sugar.     
Makes 24 mini-muffins.

Looks good, no?  Okay then, how about dipped in vanilla icing?

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