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Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins

Back when my children were youngsters, they loved these doughnut muffins as after-school treats or with Sunday brunch. —Sharon Pullen, Alvinston, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 muffins


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 10 teaspoons seedless strawberry or other jam
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine sugar, oil, egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full; place 1 teaspoon jam on top. Cover jam with enough batter to fill muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
  • Place melted butter in a small bowl; combine sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. Immediately after removing muffins from the oven, dip tops in butter, then in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 288 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • redcow
    Jan 17, 2021

    Will certainly make again. I like nutmeg and loved the flavor in this muffin. I got 11, but next time I will make 12 muffins. I used 2 different kinds of my homemade jelly in the muffins. When I removed muffins from the oven, I used a pastry brush to brush butter on muffins. Then I sprinkled on cinnamon sugar with my fingers. Only used half the amount of butter this way. I did these steps while muffins were still in the tin. My husband had one shortly have it was removed from the tin. After eating his, I packed up all but 2 and he took some to a couple of different neighbors to share. Guess i will make more for us some. I will be interested to see how the one muffin that is left will hold up until tomorrow.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Oct 21, 2020

    So good! Not a fan of nutmeg so I used half the amount in the recipe. I made 12 muffins. Made these a few times for several people & they all enjoyed them! I stretched the batter to 12 muffins.

  • sparkplug9902
    Jun 19, 2020

    These were delicious! I want to try them again with different flavors of jam.

  • LPHJKitchen
    Jul 29, 2019

    Delicious! The jam in the middle is the perfect little surprise and that cinnamon/sugar coating is wonderful! These were easy to make and baked up great - I even subbed in gluten-free flour and dairy-free ingredients. The kids loved these and we will definitely be making again - trying new jam flavors!

  • JMartinelli13
    May 14, 2019

    Very nice texture, the little cinnamon-y sugary topping is just delicious. Plus there's that awesome little pocket of jam in the center. These will definitely be put into the regular rotation! If you wanted to go over the top you could coat the entire muffin in the cinnamon sugar mix.

  • lorstout
    Mar 23, 2019

    Really yummy and they come together quickly. The nutmeg adds a little dimension to the muffins. I used my homemade strawberry jam, but raspberry or blackberry would go well with the spices too. I will definitely make these muffins again.

  • Nona
    Oct 1, 2018

    Very disappointed. Very strong with nutmeg, half the amount in the recipe would be plenty. Tough dough, not enough cinnamon. This needs some real tweaking to be something I would even begin to serve any of my guests, let alone my family. Try it before serving to anyone - make adjustments.

  • Cherrygirl
    Mar 11, 2018

    These are wonderful! I have been making them for years and they are a family favorite. I also make them as mini-muffins without jam (bake for 18 minutes).

  • mandapandapants
    Jul 24, 2017

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  • JoanieK53
    May 6, 2017