The BEST Muffin Recipe -Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins 

For the muffins: – 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour – 1 ½ tsp baking powder – ½ teaspoon sea salt – ½ teaspoon cinnamon – ½ teaspoon ginger – 1 large egg – ¾ cup granulated sugar – ⅓ cup vegetable oil or any mild flavored oil – ¾ cup buttermilk For the Coating: – 4 Tablespoons melted butter or margarine, for dairy-free – ¾ cup granulated sugar – 1 teaspoon cinnamon


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Cook time: 20 min

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prep Time

10 min


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If you're searching for the BEST donut recipe, you have found it! Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins- really soft, made from scratch muffins that taste like your favorite old fashioned donut. Rolled in delicious cinnamon and sugar, these muffins are super easy to make! Perfect for breakfast or afternoon coffee break!

What is the most important rule in making muffins? We have baked 100's of muffins. One of the most important rules is to not over-mix the muffin batter. It's ok if the batter is a little lumpy.

Should I let my muffin batter rest? IF you're planning ahead of time, you could prep the muffin batter the night before and let it rest in the fridge. The starches in the flour slowly absorb the liquid in the batter, which ends up with a thicker batter.


What is the main reason muffins do not rise? When you add too much flour, you are changing the ratio of liquid to leavening ingredients to flour which means you are changing the texture, how long the muffins will bake, and how high they will rise


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