Doughnut Muffins

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Sweet, cake-like and scented with cinnamon and nutmeg, these muffins taste remarkably like doughnuts.

doughnut muffins

Sweet, cake-like and scented with cinnamon and nutmeg, these muffins taste remarkably like doughnuts. Kids love them because they’re deliciously plain, and adults love them because they’re just plain delicious. Unlike doughnuts, they’re baked not deep-fried so you can feel more virtuous eating them. They’re a perfect accompanient to coffee, tea, or milk and if you need one more reason to try them, they’re easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand.

What you’ll need to make doughnut muffins

ingredients you'll need

How to make them

Begin by combining the milk and lemon juice. This is essentially making your own buttermilk (since you only need 1 cup), which reacts with the baking soda in this recipe to give these muffins a nice, open crumb.

Milk and lemon

Next, combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. All that nutmeg is what makes these muffins taste like doughnuts.

dry ingredients

Whisk to combine and then set aside.

how to make doughnut muffins

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, a few minutes.

how to make doughnut muffins

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.

how to make doughnut muffins

Mix in the vanilla extract.

how to make doughnut muffins

Add a third of the dry ingredients.

dry and wet ingredients

Mix well, then add half of the milk mixture.


Continue alternating the dry and wet ingredients until the batter is well combined. It will be quite thick.


Scoop the batter into a greased muffin pan, filling the tins to the rim.

how to make doughnut muffins

Bake until firm to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the toppings: melt the butter and whisk the cinnamon and sugar together.

how to make doughnut muffins

When cool enough to handle, brush the muffins with melted butter and roll in the cinnamon-sugar.

how to make doughnut muffins

Serve warm out of the oven or reheated in the microwave. I especially love them slathered with jam.

how to make doughnut muffins

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Doughnut Muffins

Sweet, cake-like and scented with cinnamon and nutmeg, these muffins taste remarkably like doughnuts.

Servings: 12 muffins
Total Time: 45 Minutes


For Muffin Batter

  • 1 cup milk (low-fat is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened but still cool
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For Muffin Topping

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position. Spray a standard muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the milk and lemon juice in a measuring cup or bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. Add a third of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix on low speed to combine. Add half of the milk mixture and mix well. Mix in another third of the flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk mixture, and finally the remaining flour mixture. Mix until evenly combined but don't over-mix. The batter will be very thick.
  6. Scoop the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup to the rim. (I like to use an ice cream scoop with a wire scraper for this.) Bake the muffins until firm to the touch, 25-30 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool.
  7. In the meantime, prepare the toppings: Melt the butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, whisk the cinnamon and sugar together.
  8. When the muffins are cool enough to handle, working one by one, use a pastry brush to paint the top of each muffin with butter, then roll in the cinnamon-sugar. If you have cinnamon-sugar left over, sprinkle muffins again. Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight. Store at room temperature. Reheat muffins briefly in microwave for that fresh out of the oven taste.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (12 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 342
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46 g
  • Sugar: 21 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Sodium: 234 mg
  • Cholesterol: 70 mg

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Reviews & Comments

  • Another great recipe! Followed exactly and had no issues. Good size, great texture and overall yummy! A glaze topping would be delicious too! Thanks for another winner Jenn!,

    • — Stacy on September 30, 2020
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  • Hi, my family is not a fan of butter (I know, what’s wrong with them?!). Could I sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon on before baking? or substitute oil for butter (which seems weird here), or maybe just use less butter and see if I can get away with it?

    • — Rachel on September 24, 2020
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    • Hi Rachel, are you just referring to the butter that tops the muffins? If so, you could probably get away with just sprinkling with them cinnamon and sugar. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on September 24, 2020
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  • Just pulled mine out of the oven and I, too, had an overflow problem with a few of the muffins. It was not bad, just a few drips, but I think it is simply from overfilling. The yield says 12, but I think it’s more like 12-14, depending on how much batter you end up with. I made these GF using King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten Free Flour. Works perfectly, but I recommend weighing it (375g for this recipe).

    The mixing step is very important and I followed the instructions precisely – ended up with very tender muffins. Sublime! I think these would be wonderful in the mini size as it is a decadent and rich muffin – maybe too much so for standard size.

    I also ended up with pooled butter in the muffin tins and I did not grease the pan! I do not recommend leaving the muffins in the muffin pan, and these are not ‘pretty’ muffins. Like the pictures on this blog, there are inconsistencies in shape. Some came out domed, some a little flatter and expanded. These would be amazing with a light drizzle of vanilla or maple glaze.

    • — London on June 5, 2020
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  • Hi! Can you make the dough in the evening and make it the next morning?

    • — Emma Tanzer on May 6, 2020
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    • Hi Emma, Unfortunately, it won’t work to refrigerate the batter as the muffins won’t rise well when you go to bake them. If you’d like, you can mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another and then combine them and proceed with the recipe when you’re ready to bake it.

      • — Jenn on May 6, 2020
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  • I usually love your recipes. I made these over the weekend. Followed the directions except made into 48 minis and baked for 12 minutes. They were beautiful, the topping delish but muffin rather bland and flour taste. Texture was nice. Mixed reviews from guests. Have gone over the recipe to see where I went wrong but it was followed to a T. Other “donut muffin” recipes have you sugar the entire muffin but liked yours because it didn’t seem as messy. But thank you for your blog and excellent recipes.

    • — Barb Burkham on February 17, 2020
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  • I am not sure what happened…I followed the recipe but after about 10 min of baking they overflowed the muffin pan onto the bottom of the oven so I pulled them out to avoid smoking up my entire apartment. I was really looking forward to eating these!

    • — Christie on January 24, 2020
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    • Oh my goodness, Christie – I’m so sorry you had trouble with these! They should not overflow. Did you by chance make any substitutions? Did you use a standard size muffin pan?

      • — Jenn on January 24, 2020
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  • Hi! Can these be made as mini muffins?

    • — Ali on October 13, 2019
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    • Sure!

      • — Jenn on October 13, 2019
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  • Easy to make and tastes like doughnuts!

    • — Dedric on August 21, 2019
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  • Nice! My mother and daughter thought the topping looked too dark and not appetizing. I thought the taste was perfect. To each there own. Next time I may adjust the ratio of cinnamon to sugar to make them happy. Thanks for the recipe!

    • — A. Lo on May 2, 2019
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  • These turned out kind of dry for me, especially once the cooled all the way 🙁 The flavoring on top though is delicious!

    • — Liz on April 12, 2019
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  • This is a recipe that I had made with my children when they were small. Now I make them with my Granddaughters. I like the addition of the lemon! The texture of the muffin is wonderful and the taste is one that is hard to beat! They are best right out of the oven but can be warmed up and still taste great! Give this recipe a try, you won’t be disappointed!

    • — Connie Peterson on April 11, 2019
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  • Super wonderful recipe. Defiantly are something you don’t want to serve cold as they tend to be a little drier. When we are out an about and don’t have the opportunity to heat them up we serve with a little butter! mmmmmm!

    • — Jordynn McMullen on April 11, 2019
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  • I’d been waiting for an occasion to make these with my three year old. Rainy Saturday morning was the time. The texture was outstanding – moist and light, fluffy crumb yet deliciously crisp top – but I found them super rich. There were pools of butter in each of the muffin compartments, under the muffin liners, which made me wonder: is all that butter really necessary? Still, a quite good recipe.

    • — Audrey on February 9, 2019
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  • These look delicious except I am not a fan of nutmeg. Can I substitute cinnamon for nutmeg in this recipe? Or will it really change the whole doughnut concept?

    • — Lissa on February 7, 2019
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    • Hi Lissa, they’ll taste slightly different but will still be delicious. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

      • — Jenn on February 7, 2019
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  • I made a version of these when my kids were little. We loved them! When I saw this recipe I decided to make them to bring back memories. These are so good! I followed the recipe and like the addition of lemon juice. The only thing I do differently is I roll the entire muffin in butter and the sugar mixture. Yum!!

    • — Carmen on December 20, 2018
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  • I made these and they were fantastic! I brought them to work and within seconds they were gone! Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

  • These were rather bland. The texture was amazing, but the only thing that kind of saved them was the sugar topping. I only added 1/2 t nutmeg and it felt a bit too strong (this is a personal preference). It seemed to me these muffins are a vehicle for jam, but don’t shine on their own.

    • — Deniza Constantinescu
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  • These muffins were perfect! Loved how easy they were to make and did taste like a doughnut and a muffin at the same time! This recipe is also very easy to cut in half if you only need a half dozen. I wouldn’t change a thing!

  • Easy to make, lovely light sponge, we devoured them! Lovely for a cooler and rainy weekend, thank you 😊

    • — Becky from the UK
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  • what is a stick of butter?

    • Hi Carol, One stick of butter is the equivalent of 8 tablespoons/113 grams. It sounds like maybe you use metric measurements? If so, this recipe has metric conversions — To view them, scroll down to the recipe and immediately under the recipe title on the right side, you’ll see a little toggle. If you move it from “cup measures” to metric, you’ll see measurements that will work for you. Hope that helps!

  • I would love to try making these in a low carb version, using Swerve and almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. Swerve has a 1:1 substitution ratio for sugar. How much almond flour should be used? (A 1:2 ratio? 1 cup flour: 2 cups almond flour?) Thank you!

    • Hi Kim, I don’t have any experience with almond flour, so I’m not sure how it will impact the muffins, but this guide from King Arthur flour may help. I’d love to hear how they turn out with these changes.

  • Hi Jen, can I use ground nutmeg instead of grated? thanks.

    • Sure, Diane. Enjoy!

  • This were easy to make and delicious. Will definitely make again.

  • My kids loved these muffins, and my kids are adults! Yummy recipe. Wouldn’t change a thing.

  • Hi, has anyone used GF flour for these amazing looking muffins?!

  • Your measurements of ml. and g. Confuse me How do I convert to cups etc?

    • Hi Doreen, It sounds like your measurements are defaulting to the metric ones. To view traditional measurements, scroll down to the recipe and immediately under the recipe title on the right side, you’ll see a little toggle. If you move it from “metric” to “cup measures,” you’ll see measurements that will work for you.

  • Please add the nutritional info.

    • Done- hope you enjoy them!

  • Can you tell me how much butter in a cup measurement- in Canada our butter usually comes in a 1lb block rather than sticks.

    • Hi Marina, 1 pound of butter is just shy of 2 cups. (And I’ve added metric conversions to the recipe if that’s helpful to you.) To view them, scroll down to the recipe and immediately under the recipe title on the right side, you’ll see a little toggle. If you move it from “cup measures” to metric, you’ll see measurements that will work for you. Hope you enjoy the muffins!

  • These are the best! I made these for my kids for a special treat and they devoured them. Also they are surprisingly easy to make!

    • — Christina Copenhaver
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  • Could I make this a loaf bread?

    • Sure Lynda, I think that will work. I’d love to hear how it turns out!

  • Made these for a bake sale and was a huge hit. Most had never had a doughnut muffin before except for one person who had one at an upscale bakery and liked these a whole lot better.

  • I would like to make this recipe as mini muffins…how should I adjust the baking time?

    • Hi Pattie, I’d start checking the muffins for doneness at about 12 minutes. Hope you enjoy!

  • Do you know how long to bake if you use a baked donut pan?

    • Hi Susan, I’ve never used a doughnut pan, so I’m really not sure. There are a couple resources online that may help; you may want to check here and here.

  • Jenn, I work with 24 ppl. and I only have one muffin pan but I have 2 muffin top pans. Would making one batch of batter but double the topping work? Also is making the batter the night before and baking in the morning an option? Love your site!
    Thank you, Ann

    • Hi Ann, I haven’t tried the recipe with muffin top pans, but I think those amounts should work. And while I think you could refrigerate the batter, you could make the muffins the night before. (But they definitely are best right from the oven :).

      • Yes, it did work and were devoured! Thank you very much. ?

  • Can I make these and then freeze individually? Would love to have fresh muffins that the family can take out from the freezer.

    • Definitely! Although I think they are best right from the oven, they will freeze nicely too.

  • Hi Jenn, I just made these and they were easy and delicious. One question though, and it is the crumbliness of them. I found them a little crumbly on the first day. Today, they are less easy to fall apart. Maybe I put too much of something in or not enough. Any tips for the muffins being a little crumbly when they are first out of the oven? Thanks for the help, and yum! Jane

    • Hi Jane, it could be that you used too much flour (did you use the spoon and level method?) or that they were a bit overdone.

  • I love all the muffin recipes on this website. My go to recipe has to be this one. I always have the ingredients and my kids love them. Thank you!!

  • Hi Jenn,

    These look so amazing and I want to make them tomorrow, however, I’m lactose intolerant. Can I use almond milk or rice milk instead?

    • Almond milk should work fine, Ana. Hope you enjoy, and please let me know how they turn out.

  • I can’t wait to try these muffins today. Can these muffins be frozen, as I have company coming later in the week and am trying to get baking done in advance? I am guessing they are probably best made the day of… Thank you!

    • Yes Megan, they are best right out of the oven, but you can definitely bake them in advance and freeze them.

  • Ok these look so easy to make, I have a function to go to at work and will try them and let you know how they work

  • Can you substitute regular McCormick nutmeg for fresh and if you can how much should be used? Thanks!

    • Hi Abbie, Yes that’s fine — use the same amount.

  • My family doesn’t like nutmeg – any suggestions for a replacement spice? More cinamon?

    • Hi Bonnie, Yes, cinnamon would be a good substitute. But they won’t taste like doughnuts — you need the nutmeg for that.

  • I just made these this morning and my family loved them!! We have celiac disease, so I used my GF baking mix and left out the baking powder and soda (since they’re included in my baking mix). I also happened to have buttermilk, so I used it. They were wonderful!!

  • I made these doughnut muffins this morning and my boys really liked them. My kindergartner grabbed one to put in his lunchbox. 🙂

  • Instead of milk and lemon juice can i just use buttermilk? Or half milk half buttermilk? Thanks!

    • Hi Sylvia, Yes, buttermilk would work well.

  • I have made these several times now and they are delicious but I like to add jam to them before they go in the oven so I fill each muffin hole half way add a good helping of jam then add the remaining mixture to each of the holes

  • Thank you so much for the recipe! I made them and they tasted just like the donuts my mom made when I was a small girl~

  • YUM! These muffins will always be on my short list when I’m craving something sweet for breakfast (which is always).

  • I made the doughnut muffins twice and they were delicious both times! I loved the flavor the nutmeg added.

  • I’m preparing for a large family breakfast Sunday morning, and found this recipe on Pinterest. Made them today and OH MY! Muffins – that taste like donuts! How can you go wrong? LOL Thanks for sharing this recipe. If they last until tomorrow morning (glaring at husband), I think they’ll be the hit of the day.

  • Made these for my Godson when he visited from London and he adored them. He has already asked that I make these gorgeous muffins for his next visit.

  • Made this exactly as printed and they were delicious! Especially with coffee!

  • I absolutely LOVE to bake. And to eat it!!! 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Out of this world!

  • Great recipe, easy and sooo tasty! Thanks for a great recipe for my collection!!

  • Thanks for another great recipe. Delicious!! I would love to win the giveaway.

  • Wow do these look great, or what!!? Comfort food at its best!

    • — Elizabeth C. in Kansas
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  • These are delicious…I will be remembering this recipe in the fall for sure with some hot mulled cider }:>)

  • Wow these are wonderful!

  • These muffins are a fun compliment to a brunch/breakfast gathering. They turn out perfectly and look pretty as well. They are definitely best served warm out of the oven, but do stay nice if you make the day before.

  • Made these for my daycare kids today and we all LOVED THEM! I served them with fresh blueberries and milk.

  • I am in love with this muffin recipe! I would not change a thing. It’s easy to make and comes out perfect!

  • These came out great.

  • Oh. my. goodness. There are no words to describe the wonder of these muffins. I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect. My husband even made a comment about how my baking seemed to have crossed a threshold into gourmet territory! This is a muffin not to be missed! Already planning to make them every time I have house guests!

    Thanks for this gem!

  • My husband will not eat doughnuts…but he will eat muffins!

  • My family loves these muffins! I make them for my neighbors kids too, these muffins are requested all the time around here!

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  • I’ve made these 2x’s already and each time have just flown out the window. My family loves these! Great with coffee in the morning or just with a cold glass of milk. Thank you for sharing it!

  • My family enjoyed these muffins. They came our perfect. Definitely hits the spot in the Fall with a warm cup of cider.

  • I’ve made this, its delish !

  • These are so yummy! Thanks 🙂

  • These are my boys’ favorites!

  • I have been obsessed with donut muffins for a while now, and these look amazing.

  • definitely something i’m going to try baking this weekend!

  • sounds and looks delish..can’t wait to try this

  • I make these twice a month. I add different flavors like lemon and almond to these. Have also added mini chocolate chips (my kids love the chips!)

  • Made these for a girlfriend of mine for her birthday. They are TO DIE FOR delicious.

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  • The best part is that they are baked, not fried so you have the best of both worlds……. taste and health!

  • I made these muffins twice & mom made them for my father, all I have to say is YUMMM!! My 3 yr old son adored these, I made them in a mini muffin pan just for him and loved them so much-definitely a keeper!

  • I just found your blog and found these. Yummy! I am so going to make these for my kids this weekend!

    Love your recipes 🙂

  • Thank you for making this look so easy. I’m going to definitely make this!!!

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  • Hi! I made these for breakfast for my family this morning. Fabulous! They look so rustic, tasted amazing, and were so easy. What a nice start to my day and my house will smell so wonderful when the realtor shows it later. Thank you again for another really, really, delicious recipe…no need to keep any other ones I have for doughnut muffins.

    • — Karen Tannenbaum
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  • Just made these a week ago, and are absolutely amazing! Had my mom come over and help ,she brought some home and my dad who LOVES doughnuts had some-long story short he had her make a batch. So so good, my 2 and half yr old devoured them as well. Thank you for the wonderful recipes you have displayed for us!

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  • I made these muffins for breakfast yesterday and they are EXCELLENT! I did one batch following the recipe exactly and another batch substituting Splenda for the sugar because my husband is diabetic. The ones with Splenda had a slightly different consistency because of the Splenda but were still very good – he said it was a keeper! I brought some to work today & they are all raving about them! Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe to add to my collection! Everyone should try these!

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  • Love those muffins! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  • These were amazing! Hope to see you next week to chat in person.

  • combining two of the best things ever, genius! can’t wait to try them!

  • Donuts are good. Muffins are good. But this combination? Wow!

  • mmmm… looks yummy. i know my family’d appreciate these when they come to visit…

  • These sound simply delicious! Can’t wait to try them.

  • Yummy,theselook so good. Course, everything you make looks good!

  • Love the clear step-by-step photos you post with all of the directions. Have enjoyed making most of the recipes you send! Really look forward to getting new ones. They ALL turn out GREAT!!! It would be fantastic to receive the Chicago Metallic premium bakeware set. Please enter me into the give-away. Thanks very much for all the wonderful recipes.

  • My company this weekend are going to be very happy with this recipe. Cant wait to try it.

  • I can already imagine how good these must smell coming out of the oven. Can’t wait to make them.

  • The muffin recipe is a must-try! Hopefully I can find some time this weekend! The bakeware looks pretty sweet too! 😉

  • It just doesn’t get better then this! Great recipe, thanks Jenn 🙂

  • I subscribed…Looks delicious & easy to make!

  • Those sound amazing (so does the bakeware!) Wonder if I can shove as many of these in my face as I can doughnuts! Must try 🙂

  • Doughnut plus muffin in one package? Yes please!

  • I love Chicago Metallic! Great giveaway!

  • Can’t wait to try these!!!

  • These look delicious!! I can’t wait to get to the store to get some lemon juice so I can try them!! Thanks for all the great recipes, I’ve loved trying them all!

  • Now these I simply MUST try. No doubt about it.

  • Amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe at my next brunch.

  • Can’t wait to try these! 🙂

  • Oh how I’d love to win that bakeware! Especially the measuring spoons/cups. I’ve been looking for some just like those, at least now if I don’t win I know where to get them 🙂

  • I have been an old fashioned “Home Ec” teacher for over 32 years and I just came across your blog recently. I have tried three recipes so far and love each and every one. Thank you for all the great photos too. I shared your sit with my students and they are excited to explore it more. So am I.

  • I would love this beautiful baking set. The 27th is my birthday so that would make a very special present.
    Will the lemon juice react with rice or almond milk or is buttermilk the better choice?

  • Looks like another fabulous recipe!!

  • Yup, I am going to make Doughnut Muffins this weekend, too. They look delicious. Thank you for another great OnceUponAChef blog. You have wonderful ideas, great recipes, and fabulous photography. I look forward to each entry.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win Chicago Metallic premium bakeware!

  • These look amazing!!! I love everything I’ve tried from your site! Keep em coming!

  • Have you ever tried Saigon cinnamon?

  • Oh. Yum. These are on my fall baking to-do list! They look so scrumptious I wish I could just grab one off the page. Chicago Metallic rocks my socks! I am a new subsriber to Once Upon A Chef 🙂

  • These look and sound delicious…can’t wait to try them this weekend.

  • Yum! Looks like a Tastefully Simple box recipe I made once…but I’m sure these are 10 times better (and those were pretty good!)…and these can come out of my pantry at any time! Can’t wait to make with my 3-year old son!!

  • You had me at Doughnut……Mmmmmmmm!

  • YUM!! Will definitely make these this weekend! Thanks Jenn!

  • These look so good I will definitely be making these soon. I just got an email from for the same recipe, doughnut muffins. I love comparing recipes, but plan to make yours first. Everything I have made from your blog has been divine. Thank you also for a chance at winning something. That is always a nice bonus.

    • — Karen Tannenbaum
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  • Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try these.

  • OMG – those look awesome, and I’d love to win. Of course, who wouldn’t?

    • — Deborah in Atlanta
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  • I hope I win, I do subscribe via email!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Love your blog! Everything I’ve tried has been amazing! Can’t wait to try this one. Love to cook – love to bake. Enter me please.

  • Can’t wait to try these!

  • Something I plan on trying, thanks.

  • those look wonderful.

    and i could certainly use that bakeware set as i should soon have to establish a new kitchen.

  • Yummy! Must try this weekend!

  • Definitely a more healthy way to give me my weekend doughnut fix! Can’t wait to make these for me… er the family!

  • Those look amazing! I can’t wait to make these for work. And thanks for the chance in your give-away!

  • I can’t wait to try these. They sound yummy!

  • These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try them. I have a feeling my family will devour them 🙂 Thanks so much for all the outstanding recipes!

  • wow these look yum

  • You are so creative. Can’t wait to bake them.

  • Looking forward to trying it out!

  • These look great. I love all of your recipes.

  • I’m excited to try this recipe!

  • Sounds great!

  • Oh I want the set! I cant wait to try this recipe if I get the set.

  • This is perfect for my doughnut loving cop husband (cliche, I know) who also happens to love the muffins I make every week for his quick breakfasts!

  • Looks wonderful!

  • DOnut muffins! YUM! and new bakeware? yes please!

  • Oh how I would love even to just get the muffin pan!! Would love to make these!

  • Amazing giveaway!! Great recipe!

  • yum!

  • Making these soon! Yummy!

  • Oh my goodness, I think I need to make these! Diet…? What diet…? 😀

  • These muffins look delicious. I can’t wait to try them – some for my family and some for church. Would love them even more with the free giveaway.

  • Absolutely right, I have everything on hand and they look delicious! I will make them this weekend!

  • These sound like a terrific weekend brunch addition!!!

    • — Anne Trant Sirois
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  • This looks like a very good and easy recipe to make. Will give it a try.

  • Can’t wait to try these!….Would love to have that bakeware.

  • I love your sight I have used it so many times and I am sure this recipe will be as good as all the others I have tried. I make muffins almost every week fo my husbands lunch ,it would be great to have this baking set.

  • Guess what I will be serving at my next party!!!! I am so glad it is soon too! Then again I may not be able to wait till next week to try them!

  • I am going to make these tonight! They sound wonderful! Thanks for another great recipe!

  • Right up my alley! Thank you so much for all of your fabulous cooking tips!

  • What a nice package of bakeware giveaway! I will certainly utilize these tools everyday! 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win. Yes, I already subscribed through email so I won’t miss any awesome posts!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Can’t wait to share these with my family on Saturday morning. I bet they smell heavenly.

  • A cross between two of my favorite baked goods. Yum!

  • These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Got company coming this weekend and this is perfect! 🙂

  • I enjoy this site so much. I would love the bakeware…I don’t have many of these pieces.

  • Sounds great!

  • my children will love these. i cannot wait to make them

  • Oh gosh! I can’t wait to try making these! Not to mention, I would love the bakeware set. Oh, the trouble I could find myself in!

  • These look spectacularly delicious! (I love you recipes, by the way)

  • I love doughnut muffins!!! So many delicious memories attached to them for me 🙂 My mom made them more frequently when I was in elementary school than she does now, but I remember being so excited on the days we had doughnut muffins for breakfast! Definitely a special treat 🙂 I can’t wait to try out this recipe and see how it compares!

    Plus, that bakeware looks amazing…

  • I just found your blog over the summer and I love it! I love your step by step instructions with pictures. It makes it so much easier to make your recipes. I’ve tried several and they were all delicious! Thanks!

  • I love the pictures you post because it makes you really want to try the recipe. Cant wait to try this one!

  • Thank you!

  • Love these….wonder if they woukd work as well with soymilk?

  • These look delicious. I’m hungry right now, which makes them look even better! Can’t wait to try them. The bakeware would be awesome, too.

  • I have to make these for breakfast on Sunday! They look fabulous!

  • Hi Jenn,

    I l always look forward to receiving your emails and love your recipes. They are all nothing short of fabulous. I can’t wait to try the donut muffins next! Thank you!

  • I love doughnut muffins and your site! Everything I’ve made has come out terrific!

  • These look wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the giveaway!

    • — Rachel Bridgeman
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  • My daughter will love these…I know what I’m making for her pre-game breakfast this Saturday! Thanks!!!

  • yum!!! i will be baking these sunday! they look like a perfect “cheat day” treat!

  • I’m a subscriber…but not email….google reader. Does that count?!

    This would be a great gift to share with my kiddos. We love the kitchen

  • My family is HUGE muffin lovers, I tend to make all types at least once a week. It’s an easy grab and go dessert, snack, or breakfast. Hope I’m a lucky winner to keep up with the muffin demand!

  • Those look amazing! Can’t wait to try them out.

  • Can’t wait to try these!

  • mmm yummy!

  • Oooo! This and mean a good carb weekend for me!

  • These look easy and good.

  • Looks delish; can’t wait to try it!

  • These look delicious. Donuts and muffins. Two of my favorite things. I’m adding this to my list of things to try.

  • Looks fabulous – will have to give them a try!

  • Always ready to try a new recipe!! I own over 200 cookbooks!! One can never have too many cookbooks or baking utensils!!

  • Your muffins looks so yummy! Thanks for all your recipes and hard work. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  • These look so delicious…definetly trying this recipe tonight!!

  • These look great! I’ll have to try them soon

  • One Upon A Chef has been my #1 go-to for recipes and ideas. The dishes are always fresh, beautiful and delicious!

  • Your Recipe of Doughnut Muffins & Premium Bakeware Giveaway is so fantastic! I love to get your emails from Once Upon a Chef!!! Always looking for healthy recipes and your pictures of each step are great. Helps for teaching others. And the tools you show are so helpful of what you need and use. I have printed the recipe to try and look forward for the opportunity to win your Bakeware from Chicago Metallic!!! Have a great day eating your treats!!! :)))

  • Those muffins look delicious! I’m going to make some for my Grandsons. I think they will love them!

    I’ve enjoyed reading your posts.

  • Ahhh-Beautiful muffins-if only my computer had scratch and sniff capability! Thanks for the recipe-already on my must bake list.

  • Planning to make these this weekend!

  • loving the step by step instructions

  • I know I will ALWAYS find a great recipe from you and your site.

    The bakeware set would go to my daughter who just got an apartment at college, and she loves, loves, loves to bake!

    Thanks for a great site.

  • Nom Nom

  • I could eat muffins every day…definitely one of my favorite foods. These look yummy. I think I’ll bake some for my kids. Thanks for the great recipes!

  • I’ve really enjoyed trying out the recipes you post to this site. These doughnut muffins look like just the thing for a cool Fall morning. I can just imagine my daughter’s reaction when she wakes on a school morning to the smell of fresh baked muffins!

  • The doughnut muffins look delicious!

  • I can’t wait to make these… they sound divine & more importantly look easy enough to make that my 2 little future chefs can help me make them – they will be thrilled 🙂

  • Those muffins make me drool, the giveaway set drive me crazy!!!
    I wanna try this recipe right away 😀

  • Looks like another tasty recipe! I will make these for a gathering very soon.

    • — julianne billington
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  • Made your honey-lime salad and the blonde cookie bars this past weekend. They were both good, easy to make and they are gone 🙂

  • Last week I made your blondies for an after school snack; this week it will be donut muffins!

  • I am definitely making these this weekend – thank you!

  • I’ve been meaning to comment anyway and now the giveaway just settles it!

    This blog has become one of my go-to places for recipes and ideas. I made your tomato soup for supper last night (with some mini ravioli added according to my children’s requests), your granola bars last week and went Tequila-lime-chicken crazy all summer after seeing your recipe!

    These muffins look wonderful and I can’t wait to try them on my family. I’m anticipating them being a big hit!

  • Was going to make these but for some reason I’m out of cinnamon!!! How can I be out of cinnamon????

  • My grandmother used to make her own doughnuts. I can’t wait to try these muffins out on my Mum and see what she thinks!

  • Cannot wait to try these! They looks so good. This recipe is exactly what I have been looking for.. healthy but delicious. And what better way to try it than using a new bakeware set 😀 Both the recipe and the set look awesome. Love getting your recipes..thanks

  • YUM! YUM! YUM!

  • Wow! These look fabulous! I know what I’m making this weekend! Thanks for the chance to win some great baking items too!

  • I have this unreasonable feeling that if you make them at home rather than buy them that they have no calories.

  • I’m a muffin addict, and these are sure to be added to my recipe collection. Now, if only I had some new bakeware. . .

  • I love your recipes and I want those pans! I was looking for new pans a couple nights ago when I wanted to make your Pumpkin muffins. I made your Pumpkin bread instead. And everyone at Mommy n’ Me loved it!

  • What a delicious treat to serve my out of town guest this weekend! And I am sure my husband will be happy with my test batch before guest arrive!
    And the bakeware is to die for! Another added potential treat!

  • Please enter me in the drawing for the baking set. Recipe sounds wonderful. Will make for my kids soon.

  • Thanks for the great recipes! My daughters love to bake and this will be another great recipe to add for breakfast.

  • I love your recipes. More than once I have done impulsive cooking when I see something that looks amazing coming up on your site. All of them have been succesful!
    I will try this too.

    Ps. I have been following on Facebook for ever.

  • These would be so good with cinnamon chai. Can’t wait tot try them! Thanks for the giveaway, too! So generous of you!

  • I Am trying these, this Weekend! They Look Yummy…Love the Tip w/ jam! I am sure my children will join in on the fun of making them & eating!

  • Thanks for another great recipe! Would love some new bake ware too!

  • YUM!!! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  • who couldn’t use some new bakeware?

  • Those muffins look fantastic (I will have to make them soon!), and what a great giveaway!

  • These look delicious – now that’s the kind of email I like to get!

  • The muffin recipe looks amazing. The bakeware would be a great gift for my daughter.

  • Oh my word…YUM!!! Like I don’t already have enough recipes, but I just printed this one off. I’ll be making them for my family & friends soon enough. I would LOVE to be entered to win the bakeware too! I get your blog through FB.

  • Thank you! My mouth is watering as I imagine these butter-coated, cinnamon and sugar topped muffins!

  • Recently found your site via FB link from Family Fresh Cooking and so glad I did…it’s well designed and has some great sounding recipes. Can’t wait to try some…this set would come in handy for that!

  • Thanks for the great recipe. My 2 year old will love these. Hope I win the giveaway – it looks fantastic!

  • We love discussing your recipes here at N.E.W.!

  • I made these last year as part of my Christmas Goodies packages. They are To Die For delicious!!!! All buttery and cinnamon-sugary on top.

  • September 27th is my lil brother’s birthday and I would just love to give him all my old crappy stuff, should I win this drawing!

  • looks delicious! what are your thoughts on adapting this to be gluten free? do you think if I just substitute the flour it will still come out good?

  • Looks great. I have all the ingredients on hand I know what I will be making this afternoon.

  • Thanks for the recipe. I’m making them today to mail to my daughter at college. Also, thanks for the opportunity to win the bakeware.

  • Oh, these look amazing! Will definitely be trying this receipe out this weekend!

  • These look and sound delicious. I can’t wait to make them!!

  • I HAVE TO try this GREAT looking recipe…THANKS for sharing!! 🙂

    • — Susan Valley-Putt
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  • I want one of these right now!! love your blog. 😉

  • Love this These are my fav. <3

  • These look delicious! Something everyone will like & I bet they make the house smell yummy….

  • I love your recipes! Simple, yet delicious and so well demonstrated. These sound wonderful, and like someone above said, “look like the snickerdoodle cookies” that I remember from my earlier years. Thank you!


  • I would love to win some new bakeware!!

  • I’ve made these before with a similar recipe. My girls think they are amazing. Anything with cinnamon is a winner in my book!

  • Cannot WAIT to try this! I’m very new to this site, (this is my first time, lol), and now I can’t wait to go explore some more!!

  • wow, these look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  • Could you put apple cider in them? There is an orchard where I grew-up that made apple cider doughnuts and I bet these muffins would taste pretty close to them if you added a little apple flavor. Look very yummy. I think I will try to make them this weekend. Thanks for the recipe. :o)

  • Those look tasty. These are a must try.

  • Am going into the kitchen to make them right now!

  • These look delicious – I’ll have to try baking them!

  • These look delish! My kids will love them too!! And awesome giveaway!!

  • Love me some cinnamon muffins~love a new baking set; as well!

  • Doughnut muffins with a hot cup of coffee seem perfect for a cool fall Saturday morning! I would love to have a mini-muffin pan and I broke my ice cream scoop.

  • My son would absolutely LOVE these muffins.

  • OH YUMMMMM!!!! My daughter will be SO excited to make these with me! And that set would be put to great use in this house. 🙂

  • My kids will love these muffins!! And i will love the baking items!!

  • They look very tasty!!! Just the thing for the coming fall weather!

  • cant wait to try these!!

  • Yum! And, thanks for a chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • I will be making these for the office brunch this week.

  • They look delicious!

  • These look awesome. Can’t wait to try them out.

  • these look delicious….and the bakeware is def amazing 🙂

  • My sister introducing me to your website has been such a gift. I love when I get emails from your site – have tried numerous recipes – all are delicious, and have become some of our family favorites!! Thanks for the great recipes.

  • Donut Muffins are amazingly delicious, great giveaway!

  • I’m in! Thanks for sharing. The cinnamon topping makes these look deliciously rustic. Deliciously being the operative word. I can’t wait to try them in our new oven—hopefully with new giveaway bakeware.

  • Looks delicious! I may have to make a batch and bring them to the office. Yum.

  • Yummy!

  • Will be making these this weekend with my teenage boys! We have really enjoyed so many of your recipes – keep up the good work!

  • Those look AWESOME! I have to try them this weekend.

  • Oh my gosh! These look so yummy and what an incredible give away. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. I have already been subscribed to your blog and love reading your posts!
    Thank you!
    Barb at

  • it makes me sad that I’m eating dry cinnamon life cereal this morning. what a wonderful recipe! i look forward to making it this weekend!

  • These look terrific!

    • — Merideth Sherlin
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  • Can’t wait to try this one!

  • Yes! A baking recipe that doesn’t require a stand mixer. I would love to make these muffins with my brand new bakeware. 🙂

  • WOW!!! They look delicious!

  • Yum!

  • These looks delicious!

  • Fresh baked muffins are our family’s preferred breakfast treat!

  • These look amazing! The perfect fall doughnut muffins…ahh, doughnut muffins! That’s got to be the greatest combo ever. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  • I really want to make these- but I do not have a baking sheet. I hope I win!

    • — Jessica Sutro-Blair
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  • I love cinnamon sugar doughnuts– this is a (little) healthier way to eat them and looks DELICIOUS!

  • The muffin tops remind me of snickerdoodle cookies (incidentally, one of my favorite cookie types).

    I’d like to be entered in the drawing, please!

  • Those look like they would be wonderful with some hot coffee! I need to make some soon…. Thanks for the recipe and chance to win the bakeware.

  • yum yum!

  • I have got to try this! Looks so yummy and I think my daughter will love them.

  • i could has me alot of fun with this set.

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