Meltaway Muffins | Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

When I made Barefoot Contessa’s baked cinnamon sugar doughnuts, I couldn’t get over how they just melted in your mouth. Much like the Tastefully Simple muffins I made years ago from a package. Knowing not everyone has a doughnut pan, I wanted to adapt the recipe to recreate those little muffins. In the name of research, I had to do a lot of taste testing. It’s the hard part of my job. However, the doughnut recipe has been adapted and I found the perfect cinnamon and sugar to muffin ration.

Meltaway Muffins
 
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Recipe type: brunch
Ingredients
  • 1½ c flour
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ c milk
  • ⅓ c butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Topping:
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon & ½ c sugar mixture
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg, milk, butter & vanilla.
  4. Gradually beat in dry mixture until moist.
  5. Grease mini muffin pan {easier without liners} and fill each just over ⅔ full. Bake 14 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  6. Remove muffins from pan. Coat muffins in butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
 Best when served warm, but I promise, you won’t hate them even a day later!
Just 10 minutes hands on time.
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Julie

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

14 Comments

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    Anonymous

    Hello, I have seen these on pinterest, but notice that the method is only partially written on your blog. Im sure its obvious what follows mixing the ingredients together, but I would love to read the rest of it and give these bad boys a try!! Many Thanks in advance :)

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Mary-Alice

    I wanted to pin these but the recipe is incomplete. Please fix it so we can all try them. Thanks in advance.

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Julie Blanner

    I am SO sorry! I’m honestly not sure what happened. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. They have an addictive quality!

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Mary-Alice

    Thanks for fixing it. These really look so yummy. The blog gremlins just happened to you. :-).

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Click Photography KC

    Not going to lie…if I lived closer, I would stop by Julie’s home daily. She makes me feel like a kid going to the grocery store, running directly to the bakery, and ringing the bell for a free cookie treat. Every time I stop by to see Julie, there’s some delicious creation that I get to taste test. This particular one is so easy and amazing, I’m going to try it out this weekend for my family. It’s so addictive.

  • Reply August 31, 2013

    Anonymous

    Can I make these in a regular size muffin pan?

    • Reply August 31, 2013

      Julie Blanner

      Of course! I made them both ways, just liked the cinnamon/sugar ratio of mini muffins. Just add another minute and be liberal with your coating! Enjoy!

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  • Reply December 9, 2014

    Denise

    How many muffins does your recipe yield?

    • Reply December 9, 2014

      Julie

      A full pan of mini muffins.

  • Reply December 9, 2014

    Diane

    I just made these and they were delicious! The recipe gave me 10 regular-sized muffins and I needed to cook them for about 19 minutes to completely cook through.

    • Reply December 9, 2014

      Julie

      You’ll have to borrow a mini muffin tin sometime, Diane-the cinnamon sugar to muffin ratio is heavenly! Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing!

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