Mini Donut Muffins

Mini Donut Muffins are coated in cinnamon sugar and topped with a DELICIOUS cream cheese frosting. It’s hard not to eat the whole batch!!

We love all things cinnamon, including these donut muffins. If you love cinnamon-y things as much as I do, you will LOVE these recipes for Cinnamon Roll PancakesCinnamon Twists, and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups.

Mini donut muffins on a white plate

Cinnamon donuts meet mini muffins!

Here is 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.

Two cinnamon sugar mini donut muffins without frosting

How to Make Mini Donut Muffins

BATTER. 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. Bake at 375°F for 13-16 minutes, until the muffin tops are lightly golden.

COATING. In a separate bowl, mix together your ½ cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove the baked muffins from the cup and dip in ¼ cup melted margarine and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

FROSTING. While muffins are cooling, blend all frosting ingredients. Add it to the top of muffins and Enjoy!!!

Four mini donut muffins with frosting on a white plate

Tips + Storing Info

For normal sized muffins cook for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are lightly brown.

If you don’t like nutmeg then you can replace it with ¾ tsp of cinnamon.

If you find that your frosting is too runny, then add a little extra butter and cream cheese until you get the desired texture. Only add about ½ tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of cream cheese at a time to not alter the taste too much.

STORE leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Take the frosting out of the fridge 1-2 hours before using it again so it can soften and come to room temperature. 

These muffins FREEZE well, but you want to freeze them before putting on the cinnamon sugar topping and frosting. To freeze, let them cool completely, place them in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, let them sit on the counter at room temperature for 1-2 hours or reheat in the microwave in 30 second increments. Then, follow normal instructions for adding cinnamon sugar and frosting. 

To FREEZE the frosting, put it in a freezer friendly airtight container and freeze for 2-3 month. To thaw, put it in the fridge 24 hours beforehand and then, 1-2 hours before using it, put it on the counter so it can soften and come to room temperature. You may also want to re-whip it right before using. 

Mini donut muffins coated in cinnamon sugar and topped with cream cheese frosting

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Mini Donut Muffins Recipe

4.5 from 2 votes
Mini Donut Muffins are coated 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

Cinnamon Sugar

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

Frosting

  • 1/8 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 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°F 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!!!

Adapted from allrecipes

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  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!