Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins

Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins - mini donut muffins, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and topped with a DELICIOUS cream cheese frosting. It's hard not to eat the whole batch!!

Hello blog world! Kellyn here with another Tried and True recipe, you are sure to love! After all, we do not share recipes, we ourselves, do not love. And what is not to love about these Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins? The pictures say it all! These tiny donut muffins are covered in cinnamon and sugar and are topped with an amazing cream cheese frosting!!

These bite-sized goodies were such a hit that we had wished we had doubled the recipe. They’re tiny, but don’t let that fool you. You’ll wish you had a baker’s dozen for yourself! Personally, I loved that this was a quick recipe to throw together. We ended up adding frosting (because what isn’t better with frosting?!), and it was a huge hit. If you want them a little lighter, go without the frosting. Either way, they tasted great! We hope you enjoy these tiny muffins as much as we did.

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Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins Recipe

4.5 from 2 votes
Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins - mini donut muffins, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and topped with a DELICIOUS cream cheese frosting. It's hard not to eat the whole batch!!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 308 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Donut Muffin

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine melted
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/4 cup margarine melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Frosting

  • 1/8 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • milk until desired consistency

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, margarine, and nutmeg. Stir in milk, then baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill greased mini muffin cups about half full.
  • Bake at 375 for 13-16 minutes, until the muffin tops are lightly golden.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together your ½ cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Removed baked muffins from the cup and dip in ¼ cup melted margarine and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • While muffins are cooling, blend all frosting ingredients. Add to top of muffins and Enjoy!!!

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Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins - mini donut muffins, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and topped with a DELICIOUS cream cheese frosting. It's hard not to eat the whole batch!!

Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins - mini donut muffins, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and topped with a DELICIOUS cream cheese frosting. It's hard not to eat the whole batch!!

Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins - mini donut muffins, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and topped with a DELICIOUS cream cheese frosting. It's hard not to eat the whole batch!!

Can’t wait to make these again!!

DIFFICULTY: easy
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 12 muffins
ANY CHANGES MADE: ours only made 12 muffins. We cooked for 13 minutes, added a yummy frosting the the top
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: need

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    It is still so cold out here and these Mini Frosted Cinnamon Donut Muffins will make my day ! Thank you so much !

  2. 4 stars
    These look so good and the mini muffins are. My question is, how do you get the frosting to stick to the muffins?? When I tried making them I used both a spatula and a piping bag to put the frosting on and no matter what, it would hit the Cinnamon sugar and roll right off. Super frustrating. Also, I had to discard the frosting i attempted to make as per the recipe, it was pure sugar granules, no cream cheese flavor and a terrible texture regardless of how much milk I put it. Instead I used my normal go to cream cheese frosting. Hope you have tips to help resolve this, would love to give it a second go and hopefully be successful this time. Don’t get me wrong though, they are tasty even without the frosting!

    1. I haven’t had that problem, but maybe you added it when they were too hot still? Did you melt the butter or was it just softened? Maybe try less milk. Hope those help!