Meltaway Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Amazing melt in your mouth muffins - these cinnamon sugar donut holes are a family favorite!

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 cinnamon sugar 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.

melt in your mouth cinnamon sugar muffins

 Best when served warm, but I promise, you won’t hate them even a day later!
Just 10 minutes hands on time and you’ll be enjoying these melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon sugar muffins aka meltaway muffins!
Meltaway Muffins
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Recipe type: brunch
  • 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
  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 12 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  6. Remove muffins from pan. Coat muffins in butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner


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