Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sugar and Spice Muffins

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Lately I have been in the mood for muffins.

So I dusted off this recipe and made these little beauties the other day.

I had forgotten how simple yet delicious they really were.
If you like warm cinnamon sugar doughnut like flavors, you'll love these.  Give them a try and let me know what you think.  They're totally worth it!

Here's what you need:

1-3/4 cup flour 
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar 
1 large egg
3/4 cup whole milk

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar 
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a muffin tin, regular or mini, with cooking spray and set aside.

In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer add the oil, sugar, egg, and milk and mix until incorporated.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until fully combined.
Fill each muffin tin 2/3 full with batter and bake for 18 - 22 minutes for regular muffin size and 16 - 18 minutes for mini muffin size.
If you didn't use muffin liners and only sprayed the tin then when the muffins are done, let them sit for only about 1 minute then turn out onto a paper towel or cooling rack; they are much easier to remove while still hot.  If  you used muffin liners then you can let them sit for a couple of minute then remove to cooling rack.

Place the sugar and cinnamon for the topping in a bowl and mix well.  In another bowl put the melted butter.

Taking the still warm muffins, first roll the top and partway down the sides in the melted butter then into the cinnamon/sugar to coat the whole top of the muffin.  Set on cooling rack to finish cooling.

Nom, nom, nom.....Warm cinnamon sugar doughnut flavored muffins.  Betcha can't eat just one :)

Serves - 12 regular muffins or approx. 34 mini muffins - depending on tin size



Here's the handy printable - Sugar and Spice Muffins 


  1. I've pinned at least 4 versions of this type of muffin and now, thanks to this post, might have to make them. This is disastrous for my diet....but they look sooooooooooooooooo delicious!! :-)

    1. Julie,
      So sorry to make you bake something yummy, lol. These are super delicious muffins and definitely worth the try. Make them mini like I did and they have less calories :)


  2. These are So Cute!! And looks amazingly grubbing! YUM! You never let me down Michelle- thank you so much!!

  3. I'm from the nutmeg state (CT) and I love it in everything. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  4. "Nom, nom nom..." drooling, thank you very mcuh!

  5. Nothin' better than warm cinnamon! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  6. I'll take 10 dozens please!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  7. D loves cinnamon sugar on just about everything so these are right up his alley. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  8. Can't go wrong with cinnamon 'n sugar - Yummy :)

  9. These donuts look delicious! You can't go wrong with anything that tastes like a cinnamon sugar donut. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  10. I have made the Lemon Blueberry Drizzle Bread. Due to Diabetes I substituted 1/2 cup of Stevia in the raw as I will do with this recipe. The rest of the sugar measures for the drizzle and toppings can have the sugar. Out of this world. How I love, love, love this website. Thank you!!!


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