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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins- #bloggersCLUE

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Good morning! I made you some cinnamon sugar donut muffins!



I think that muffins are highly overrated in the baking department. Why are they overlooked for other sweet items? Muffins are so easy to put together. They are low-fuss and you can do so many different things with them!  What about a cinnamon sugar donut muffin? I don't believe you could say no to one (they're small, have 2!)with your morning coffee, tea or hot cup of cocoa. Seriously!

A cinnamon sugar donut muffin is almost like a cinnamon sugar donut. But it's not a donut, it's a muffin. Just a muffin! Just a muffin? Well, it's not just a muffin...it's a pretty fantastic muffin! Hey, did you know that the word duffin was even trademarked by Starbucks? I'm just going to stick to calling these a donut muffin!

Fall baking means more comfort recipes in our house, and most of them involve pumpkin this time of year and I bet you were expecting these to be with pumpkin, but ha! I got you! They aren't. If you have to see something, any thing pumpkin, take a look at the roundup I just posted.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins


But back to these lovely muffins that are simple, delightful and part of another #bloggersCLUE event! I was assigned Christy from Confession's of a Culinary Diva's blog. Christy likes a lot of things I do...so it was fun to explore her blog! She has a passion for French food and even posts about Italian dishes and wine. There were so many delicious things to decide on, I even was very tempted with her pumpkin cheesecake. It looked fantastic!!  As I mentioned before, I tried to not go with the obvious: pumpkin!

The blogger C.L.U.E (Cook, Learn, Undertake, Eat) Society meets every month in a game of mystery, intrigue, and fun! We are given a theme and secretly assigned another member’s blog; our mission is to hunt through our assigned blog to find a recipe that fits the theme through our eyes. We then head into the kitchen and recreate the recipe and post together on reveal day!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Today is reveal day, and this month’s theme is: comfort food. Check out all the lovely recipes my fellow Blogger C.L.U.E. participants are sharing today.

For more muffin inspiration:

Vegan Orange Marmalade Muffins
Blueberry Banana Streusel Muffins
Banana Mango Flaxseed Muffins


Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

by Savoring Italy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-22 minutes

Ingredients (8-12 muffins)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
For the Coating
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray (or oil).

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.


In a separate bowl, stir together the oil, sugar and buttermilk.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Spoon batter into the muffin tin.

For topping, in a small bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon.

Bake for 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

While the muffins are still hot, dip them in the melted butter and then roll them around in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Let cool on a rack or eat immediately and enjoy!

30 comments

  1. These would definitely be a hit at my house! I haven't made donuts in a LONG time. I may need to treat the family soon :)

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  3. I love muffins and I could use some more donuts in my life, these are perfect!!

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  4. […] Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  5. Yum! I could go for one or three of those!

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  6. I love these little guys! Everyone in the family adores cinnamon so I know these would be a big hit. I'm going to go check out Christy's muffin recipe!

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  7. Sold! Donuts and muffins as one? I have my cup of coffee so I'd better get baking. Your C.L.U.E. game sounds like it was fun with a great premise. Yummy looking recipes.

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  8. […] Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  9. These muffins look and sound so yummy and such a great roundup of other blogger goodies!

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  10. Oh I bet these are SO moist and flavorful with that buttermilk! I have to admit I like a break from all the pumpkin I've been consuming lately! haha. These look wonderful.

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  11. Duffin...too funny. But, seriously, these donut muffins look fantastic!

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  12. I've got to make these for my husband. I know they will be his favorite.

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  13. What beautiful muffins! I would love to enjoy one of these with a cup of coffee tomorrow morning. Do you think it would hold up in the mail? No? Then I will be making some and I may just eat all nine!

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  15. Muffins are definitely breakfast foods, as are donuts so clearly I can eat these donut muffins for breakfast right? :)

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  16. What a perfect Autumn selection for this month's theme. Looks so tasty. I have always wanted to make these - now i have a geat recipe!

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  17. These seriously look like the best! Cinnamon sugar donuts are one of my favorite flavors and having that in cake form is even better!

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  18. I love donuts and muffins and I feel like these muffins are calling my name! They look so scrumptious! I really have to try it asap!

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  19. These mini doughnuts look fantastic! Love the combination of doughnuts and muffins, so good!

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  20. I'll take a dozen please! :)
    I don't know why muffins aren't made very often, I wonder that every time I make muffins because you're right, it's so quick and easy.

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  21. These are gorgeous! I can taste the cinnamon sugar, yumm. Great choice.

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  22. Er'body loves a good muffin in the morning! What's not to love about all that buttery, cinnamon-y goodness in these donut muffins? Not. A. Thing.

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  23. I've never even heard of duffins. Love these little things though!

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  24. These certainly are some naughty looking muffins! I think they can hold their own against donuts any day. All I need is a cup of coffee and these and I am set for tea time.

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  25. Oh lord they trademarked duffin? I can't even...haha. However, these muffins looks amazing and totally delicious!

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  26. I'm out of league here. Too much brain power on dialysp!

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