Mini Donut Muffin Recipe

2011 June 3

It’s National Donut Day..! (Who spells it doughnut anyway?!)
And Talk about perfect Timing!


Addiction Ahead.

These are the easiest things to whip up..
(And eat. All gone. Sorry about that.)

They remind me of fluffy Snickerdoodles.


  • ½ C. Sugar
  • ¼ C. Butter melted
  • ½ c. milk (subst soy milk is fine!)
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 C. Flour

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a mini-muffin tin.
Mix sugar and butter in a bowl. Add baking powder, flour, milk and stir until just combined.
Fill muffin tins about ¾ full and bake for 15-20 minutes. (Turn up the heat on the oven to 375° to jumpstart the baking soda… a little science trick.) NOTE: no eggs! Interesting huh?


  • ¼ C. Butter, melted
  • ½ C. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Keep the melted butter in a separate bowl. When the muffins are done, remove them from the pan. Dip the tops of the donuts in the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Let them cool…..

Hahahaha.. as if you’ll be able to let them cool first. That’s a good one!

In fact. You should double the batch. I didn’t and it only made about 30 muffins. 60 mini donuts would be much better.

Yeah. Quadruple it. I dare you.

Happy National Donut Day!

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18 Responses
  1. Katrina permalink
    June 2, 2011

    My Grandma used to make these when I was a kid! It’s been a lost recipe I always wanted to find…thank you! She called them “French Donuts”.

    PS- I’m also looking for her Orange Cookie recipe, any chance you have that too?!

    • June 3, 2011

      SO funny. I will totally look around for your Orange cookie recipe..
      Seems like it would be similar to pumpkin cookies? What where they like?
      Let’s do a google blast and find out??

      Now you are making me want my grandma’s old fashioned raisin filled cookies!

  2. Swifty permalink
    June 3, 2011

    YUM!! Too bad it’s getting too hot to use the oven. Wonder how I can adapt these for the gas grill in the backyard!

    • June 3, 2011

      How funny! You can DO IT! 🙂

      • Swifty permalink
        June 3, 2011

        Well, I think I will give it a shot this weekend. My grill has 4 burners so I’ll put the end ones up med-high and the middle ones on low and see how it goes. I like my muffin pan, though, so might have to set it inside another just to keep it safe…

        I think the hardest part is going to be maintaining the correct temperature in the grill (lid closed).

        • June 3, 2011

          Wrap it in tin foil?? I totally want to see pictures of this..
          Have you ever made a sun oven?
          Google it! Easy and would totally work I think for this..
          Ooo I want to try it with my kids this summer. NICE!

  3. Cortney permalink
    June 3, 2011

    I want to make these this morning, but would like to ask for a little clarification on the baking powder… is it 1 Tbsp or 1 tsp?

    • June 3, 2011

      OOoooh share pictures if you do!
      YES one teaspoon.. it’s a tiny little recipe, one Tablespoon would NOT be pretty.
      Or maybe it would be an awesome experiment!? 🙂

      • Cortney permalink
        June 3, 2011

        We just made them. We were too excited to make them to bother breaking out the camera.
        Both kidlets immediately asked me to make a second batch!
        We found a winner (especially being egg-free with an egg allergy in the house- thank you!)!!!

        We’ll be making these again, with pictures next time 🙂

        • June 3, 2011

          I thought that too.. The egg free thing.
          And you can subst out the soy if you have milk allergies!

  4. June 3, 2011

    Carissa, these sound like heaven! Must try! 🙂 You had me at Snickerdoodles. LOL
    Twitter: CheleChestnut

  5. Pat permalink
    June 5, 2011


    Showed this to my kids…needed a bucket and mop for the drool!!! Making them right now….

    • June 5, 2011

      Awesome! Enjoy! I promise you NEED to double or triple it!! 🙂

  6. lena permalink
    June 14, 2011

    hiya was wonderin what the measures are they in cup or ounces?

    • Skye permalink
      June 14, 2011

      they come in cups and one comes in teaspoons.

  7. June 14, 2011

    Do you have any plans for making a solar oven to make these mini doughnuts? I need help with a science project.
    Thanks a lot if you can send any help to me.

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