Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Treat

Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts are a delicious and easy-to-make treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. These muffins are made with a combination of flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg, which gives them a doughnut-like flavor and texture. They are also coated in a mixture of melted butter and sugar, which adds an extra layer of sweetness and crunch. One of the best things about these muffins is that they are much easier to make than traditional doughnuts, and they are also a bit healthier since they are baked instead of fried. 

They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet snack any time of day. Plus, they can be customized with different toppings, such as chocolate chips or cinnamon sugar, to make them even more delicious. Try making Muffins That Taste Like Doughnuts and enjoy a tasty and satisfying treat that will remind you of your favorite bakery!


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for rolling (you can also add a few shakes of cinnamon for extra flavor)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and egg until the mixture becomes light in color.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  4. Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Add the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract to the mixture and stir until everything is well combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into 12 muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. While the muffins are baking, melt the butter in a small bowl and pour the remaining sugar into a separate small bowl. If desired, you can also add a few shakes of cinnamon to the sugar for extra flavor.
  9. When the muffins are done baking, lightly brush the top of each muffin with some melted butter, then remove them from the pan and roll them in the bowl of sugar until coated.
  10. Allow the muffins to cool on a wire rack before serving.


  1. Can I use a different type of flour?
  • All-purpose flour works best for this recipe, but you can try using a gluten-free flour blend if needed.
  1. Can I use a different type of oil?
  • You can use any neutral-flavored oil, such as canola or vegetable oil.
  1. Can I use a different type of milk?
  • You can use any type of milk, including plant-based milks like almond or soy milk.
  1. Can I make these muffins ahead of time?
  • Yes, you can make these muffins ahead of time and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  1. Can I freeze these muffins?
  • Yes, you can freeze these muffins for up to 2 months. Allow them to cool completely, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer-safe container or bag.