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These delicate Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins have a moist soft crumb with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. Perfect to serve with coffee or breakfast.

Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins

These delicate Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins have a moist soft crumb with a crunchy cinnamon-sugar topping. Perfect to serve with coffee or breakfast

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Keyword afternoon coffee, donut muffins, donuts, muffins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 24 mini donut muffins
Calories 312 kcal
Author Tiffany bendayan


For Donut Mufiins

  • 275 grams Unsalted Butter softened
  • 325 grams Sugar
  • 325 grams All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Large Eggs separated
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

For Sugar Syrup

  • 300 grams Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Rum optional
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • 300 grams Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon


For Donut Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

  2. Line a mini muffin with cupcake liners (optional)

  3. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt

  4. Using the paddle attachment of your mixer, mix the butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes until creamy. Add the yolks and vanilla and mix

  5. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Do not overmix

  6. Whip egg whites to soft peaks

  7. Carefully fold in 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into the batter using a spatula. It is important that you do this step carefully to avoid deflating the egg whites. Repeat with the rest of the egg whites.

  8. Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin tin 3/4 of the way full

  9. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until tops are golden

For Sugar Syrup

  1. In a saucepan, boil the sugar, syrup, and rum (optional) until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add the vanilla


  1. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl


  1. As soon as the muffins are out of the oven, dip them in the syrup and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. When as you finish with the last one, repeat this step again so each muffin gets dipped twice.

  2. Let the donut muffins cool and the tops harden before eating, about 2 hours (trust me, it's worth it)

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.