Glazed Donut Muffins

I have a confession to make… I love donuts!  Ok, I said it.  Rarely do I allow myself to eat one of these sugary treats, but every so often, I do cave.  Not too long ago I came across this recipe and had to try it.  Donut Muffins!  Yum! 🙂

We decorated our house for Christmas on December 1st.  I wanted to make something simple and yummy for dinner that night since I knew we would be busy.  I also wanted to perhaps start a new tradition, something Little Mouse can look forward to each year.  So this year, we had sausage balls and these little yummy muffins!


Glazed Donut Muffins

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.  Grease or line your muffin tin with paper liners.  This recipe makes 12 regular muffins or 48 miniature muffins.

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together the butter, oil, and sugars.  Add eggs and beat until fluffy.  Add the baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and milk.  Mix until well-combined.  Add flour a little at a time making sure it is well-combined after each addition.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins until full.  Bake at 425 degrees for 15-17 minutes if using regular muffin tins and 10-12 minutes if using miniature muffin tins.  You can test doneness by touching the top of the muffin.  If it springs back then they are done.

Cool for 10 minutes before glazing.


  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

To make the glaze, mix together the butter, vanilla, and water.  Stir in the powdered sugar and stir until smooth and there are no lumps.

When muffins are cooled, dip the tops into the glaze and allow them to dry.  The glaze will harden.  If you like, you can dip a second time, but I didn’t think it needed a second coat.

Serve and enjoy!  These were a huge hit for our family.  Little Mouse has already asked if we can have them for breakfast on Christmas morning 🙂  I shared what we had left with our community group the next day, and they got rave reviews!  I had mixed emotions about them all being eaten… disappointed that they were all gone, yet grateful that I couldn’t eat any more, LOL!  🙂


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