Doughnut Muffins

Sunday 25 May 2014

 Doughnut Muffins

There are a lot of doughnut muffin recipes floating about, and I have made them quite often in the past, but this recipe here today is probably the BEST one I have ever baked.  I kid you not.


Doughnut Muffins  

I pulled this recipe out of an Easy Cook Magazine last year with the idea in mind to bake it one day, and I just got around to trying it today.  

I quickly found myself wondering why I had waited so long! 


Doughnut Muffins  

The other recipes I have baked for doughnut muffins have had a tendency to be a bit on the dry side in all truth, and then you had to roll them in  butter before rolling them in cinnamon sugar.   

A tad bit faffy . . .  

Doughnut Muffins  

Not only are these muffins incredibly moist and buttery . . .  but the day after you have baked them, they are still moist and buttery.   

There is no cinnamon in the recipe . . .  just a bit of freshly grated nutmeg in the batter.  

Doughnut Muffins  

There is also no rolling in butter.  You just roll them around in a bowl of sugar while they are still quite warm and that's it.   Easy peasy.  If you wanted to you could also add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the sugar.  Delicious!

You can also very easily cut the recipe in half if you don't want to bake a whole dozen, and they freeze beautifully!  You could use any jam flavour you want in these, but I highly recommend using raspberry jam.  It's gorgeous! 


Doughnut Muffins

Author: Marie Rayner
Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Muffins

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 18 MinTotal time: 28 Min
These muffins are very much like your favourite cake style doughnuts. Filled with jam. Delicious.


  • 140g of caster sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 200g plain flour (scant 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • pinch salt
  • 100ml natural yoghurt (scant 1/2 cup)
  • 2 large free range eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 140g melted butter (1/2 cup plus 2 TBS)
  • raspberry jam
  • extra caster sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Butter a 12 hole muffin pan really well, or line with paper liners.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl along with the soda, salt and nutmeg. Whisk together the yogurt, vanilla and beaten eggs. Tip into the dry mixture along with the melted butter.
  3. Mix together just to combine. Divide two thirds of the mixture between the muffin cups. Top each with 1 tsp raspberry jam in the centre. Cover with the remaining batter.
  4. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes until risen, golden brown and the tops spring back when lightly touched. Leave to cool in the pan for five minutes before lifting out of the tin and rolling in some extra caster sugar to coat.
  5. Allow to cool prior to eating.
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Doughnut Muffins

These are excellent muffins and go perfectly with a hot cuppa. Some other tasty muffins that you might enjoy are:


These are the PERFECT breakfast muffins. Quick and easy to make. Delicious. I highly recommend.  

Simple and filled with fibre. You can use ordinary Special K cereal, or you can be a bit more extravagant and use one of the varieties which contain fruit.  This recipe makes half a dozen fabulous muffins. 


Buttermilk Bran Muffins. I think my favorite type of muffin of all the types of muffins you can get today are plain old fashioned Bran Muffins. There is nothing pretentious about them.  They are simple and they are delicious.   

This recipe I am sharing today for Buttermilk Bran Muffins is especially delicious, yielding a muffin that is super moist and delicious, with a well rounded bakery style top. You cannot go wrong with one of these!  

Doughnut Muffins  

I really hope you will give these a go.  If you do, I think you will be quick to agree with me that these are the absolute BEST doughnut muffins ever!

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  1. lovely and delicious doughnuts!!

  2. Thanks Gloria! You're a sweetheart! xoxo

  3. They look breathtaking. I've never even tried one if these but I'm so tempted now.

  4. You have to try them Belleau! They are fabulous! Best I have ever made!

  5. I want to make these now ..seeing the boys later..!

  6. They are in the oven:)

    Made 6 bigger ones.. fingers crossed..just the smell of the nutmeg this am:)

  7. Oh Monique! I do so hope that you and the boys enjoy them as much as we did. I ate the last one this morning and it was just as scrummy as it had been on the first day! Xxoo

  8. They're out and dusted.. a few are a bit lopsided due to my not sifting just whisking LOL..
    My bad..
    They are beautiful nonetheless and smell great..will let you know..there are 6 so have to not take a bite..:)
    Adamo and Giuliana and Alain may be there too..

  9. I am on pins and needles in anticipation Monique!!

  10. You are in bed now..

    We spent the day with them..

    Lucas had 2! That's like 4 regulars:)

    They are delicious keepers..
    I think the nutmeg is the clincher for me..And our son-in law this morning..said he would buy those..

    I love when they love what I make:)
    My Greek yogurt popsicles packed with fruit were not as winning:)

    You should have a stand at a cute market and sell LOADS.
    Thanks again!

  11. MOnique, I am doing the happy dance here. So pleased that these got the grandson seal of approval! I thought they were winners myself, but it is always nice to have that corroborated by someone else! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know! xxoo

  12. I must try these....they look yummy!

  13. I hope that you do Susan. They are really very good!

  14. Thanks so much for this recipe!

    I made some last night and they were a great success - only 2 of 12 left!!!

  15. You are a very bad influence, madam! ;-) But I'll be bookmarking this anyway, of course....

  16. So happy you made and enjoyed Leigh! ☺☺☺

    MrsNumbles, you really need to bake them. Cut the recipe in half if you are worried too much!

  17. Just saw your post about these delicious doughnut muffins through Monique's La Table De Nana blog.
    I have to try to make these. My daughter Katie is coming home from New York and her boyfriend, Harry from England will be visiting too!! I'll surprise them with this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. Hi Jody! You're welcome! I hope that your family enjoys them. I had sent some over to a shut in friend last week and ended up baking more yesterday to send down to her as she loved them so much!

  19. You are right, there are a lot of donut muffin recipes floating about....These got me at nutmeg and moist!! I will be mixing up a batch later this week. Thank you, Marie.

  20. Kate, you will love these. I have made them twice in the past week. This is truly the BEST recipe I have tried! I have thrown away the rest! I think the yoghurt makes the difference!

  21. Scrummy is the prefect word to describe these. I have also tried many 'muffins that taste like doughnuts' recipes, and have been disappointed, but NO MORE!!!! Found the winner. Thanks, Marie!!

    1. I am so pleased that you tried these and enjoyed them Lois! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and share your experience with us! xo


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