Monday, October 18, 2010

Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Muffins

  Breakfast is almost always a battle in our home.  Trying to get all three of my kids to like what I'm serving for breakfast is never an easy task.  One kid wants one thing while the other kid wants something else and then there's always one who doesn't even want to eat at all.  I feel like a short order cook A LOT!  So, I'm constantly looking for recipes to try that will satisfy them all.  I know, I should just throw a bowl of cheerios in front of them and ignore the whines, but I really do enjoy seeing their smiling faces when they come in the kitchen and get excited about breakfast!
Well, these little muffins were definitely a winner.  They didn't take much time to make, they are actually pretty healthy, AND most importantly, everyone enjoyed them!
This particular recipe came from HERE, which I slightly adapted.

Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Muffins {adapted from}
{Makes 12 muffins}


  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups.  Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla.  Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened.  Do not overmix!
Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 12-15 minutes.  
While the muffins are baking, melt 1/2 stick butter and place in a bowl just large enough to hold a muffin.  Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl.  As soon as the muffins are done, dip them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.  Set on a rack to cool slightly.  Serve warm!!!!


  1. These muffins look amazing! I'm bookmarking these and I'm going to check out my fridge's contents to see if these are a possibility for breakfast tomorrow or if I have to wait until my next grocery trip. They sound like snickerdoodles, but in muffin form. Yum!

  2. They really are tasty and full of flavor even though they are on the lower-fat side! If you don't have the yogurt, you could probably substitute milk or sour cream.
    Hope you enjoy them if you end up trying them :)



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