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Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins
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Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins

Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins have a light, buttery texture and are rolled in cinnamon sugar. They taste just like an old-fashioned doughnut with a hint of nutmeg and almond and they make a great on the go breakfast.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 241kcal


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 9 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter, both sugars, egg, and extracts at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add buttermilk and beat just until it is incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure it is evenly mixed.
  • Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and beat on low just until combined.
  • Divide batter between the 9 prepared cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until they feel firm when you press down gently on top.
    Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Place melted butter in a bowl.
    Combine sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  • Dip the muffin tops in the butter, letting it drip down the sides.
    Roll the muffins in cinnamon-sugar.


If you only have salted butter, go ahead and use it. The increase in saltiness should be negligible.


Calories: 241kcal