These muffins are coated in cinnamon sugar and bake up to be light and fluffy, just like a perfect doughnut, except this time they’re made in the oven.
Not only do they look like donut holes, they taste like donut holes. Really. The resemblance is uncanny.
I went the easy route with these mini muffins and coated them in cinnamon and sugar. And yes, you do have to dip them in melted butter to get the cinnamon and sugar to stick. Yum!
But you could also go with a traditional donut glaze–or even a chocolate glaze. In fact, you could bake up a batch of donut hole muffins and then put a variety of glazes and coatings on them.
Trust me, everyone will love you if you do!
But if my family’s reaction is any indication, people will love you quite a bit if you just make this cinnamon and sugar version. To say these disappeared quickly at my house would be a huge understatement.
We ate these little muffins for breakfast, after-school snacks and everything in between.
I really love how these muffins get such a high dome. That’s what makes them look like donut holes, after all. And it’s achieved by the high cooking temperature. So yes, you really do want to turn your oven up to 425 degrees.
If you prefer a full-size muffin, you can definitely bake these in a regular muffin tin. They won’t look like donut holes, but they’ll still taste like donuts!
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Danelle combines her love of cooking and photography at her food blog, Let's Dish. A friend once described her culinary creations as “uptown foodie meets real life,” which sums up her cooking philosophy perfectly. When she's not cooking or baking , you'll often find her behind the lens of her camera photographing the beautiful Colorado outdoors, or visiting her local farmers' market. She has been sharing recipes at Let's Dish since 2009.