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Monday Muffins – Doughnut Muffins


This delicious doughnut muffin recipe has been adapted from one I found on the King Arthur website. I replaced some of the butter with applesauce. The end result was very tasty and I like to think a bit healthier! The doughnut muffin has a basic sugar-cinnamon flavor and is more reminiscent of a plain doughnut than anything else. It would be a good candidate for additions of dried fruit or nuts or garnished with a bit of jam or fresh preserves. doughnut muffins


Doughnut Muffins




¼ cup butter

¼ cup applesauce

½ cup sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

1 tsp nutmeg

¾ tsp salt

1 sp homemade vanilla

2 2/3 cups flour

1 cup milk




3 tbsp melted butter

3 Tbsp cinnamon sugar




Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease a standard muffin tin. In a medium bowl cream together the butter, applesauce and sugars until smooth. Add the eggs and beat to combine. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla. Stir the flour into the butter mixture with the milk. Make sure everything is thoroughly combined.


Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full. Bake 15-17 minutes or until the muffins are a golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes or until you can handle them. While they’re cooling you can melt the butter for the topping.


Use a pasty brush to paint the top of each muffin with the butter.doughnut muffinsThen sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Or simply dip the tops of the muffins into the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.doughnut muffins


Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight to enjoy later.doughnut muffins Makes 12 muffinsdoughnut muffins


If you are planing to freeze some of the muffins I would freeze them before dipping them in the butter and cinnamon sugar.

12 comments on “Delicious Doughnut Muffins

Jhuls on April 10, 2017 4:38 am

I love doughnuts and I love muffins – so great to see them in one recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Wolff on April 10, 2017 2:17 pm

This is one delicious muffin! 🙂

Amy Christensen on April 10, 2017 6:42 pm

Looks yummy! – Amy

Nancy Wolff on April 11, 2017 2:34 am

Thanks Amy!

Cristina on April 11, 2017 6:38 am

Now this looks very interesting. I would love to give it a try!

Leah on April 11, 2017 10:37 am

Doughnut muffins.. If there is anything better in this world I can not think of it right now.. Pinned!!! Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

kristin mccarthy on April 11, 2017 3:29 pm

Cant go wrong with combining these two things!


Beverly on April 12, 2017 12:15 am

I don’t think I could let them cool for later. I would need them now. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again. I hope you will stop by Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow.

Jess on April 12, 2017 3:30 pm

Pinned! This sounds delicious!!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Jamie on April 12, 2017 3:45 pm

Those look yummy!! Pinning this to try with my family. 🙂

Miz Helen on April 18, 2017 3:53 pm

We will sure love your delicious Doughnut Muffins! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on April 18, 2017 6:09 pm

Mix Helen,
Those doughnut Muffins are delicious, so hard to eat only one!

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