Baked Mini Doughnut Muffins

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I really hate rainy days, which is kind of a problem since I live in Florida. To be fair, I don’t hate rainy days occasionally…but this is the wet season in Florida and it has rained every day.

It’s not unusual for a Florida afternoon Summer shower, but those would be welcomed compared to the terrible thunderstorms we have been getting this Summer.

We get woken up at night to the booming of thunder and wake up and find the streets flooded. I go for a morning walk with Brody and it will start pouring before we get home.

And it’s a joke at this point to even consider washing your car! Just keep the water spots and the dirty tires — it’s all the style this year!

Baked Mini Doughnut Muffins (via

The news even said that this is one of the wettest summers on record for Florida.

All the bugs (ants, roaches, beetles and more) are trying to get inside to take cover.

Last week I even found  a foot long chicken snake in my kitchen!! 

So please Florida weather gods, I’m asking for a break.

Can we go back to those 20 minute showers? I can’t take much more of this.

Baked Mini Doughnut Muffins (via

Since my ‘sunshine state’ hasn’t been living up to it’s name, I needed a little cheering up. So I turned on some of my favorite happy cooking songs (you know — a little Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima) and whipped up some of these Baked Mini Doughnut Muffins.

It’s almost a muffin, almost a mini donut and a whole lot of cinnamon sugar. You can tell by the photos that it was another dreary rainy day, but these little sugar bombs really brought me out of my funk. But to be fair, who wouldn’t be happier with hot mini doughnut muffins in less than 30 minutes?? ;-)

I made these into muffins (in my mini muffin pan), but they could also be baked in a mini donut pan! Either way works perfectly, just watch the baking time if you are making them as mini donuts. They will be done just a little sooner than the mini muffins! (If you get the mini donut pan, don’t forget about my fun cookbook with 100 mini donut recipes!)


Head on over to Dixie Crystals to check out the recipe for these Baked Mini Doughnut Muffins that I developed for them!


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20 Responses
  1. Alejandra

    Hi! I loved the idea of these wonderful lil treats, but I must say, they didnt turn out very well at all.. What went wrong? They came out undercooked, really heavy and just not nice at all! Help! =)

  2. Alicia Hunt

    The day I find a snake in my house, is the day I move out!!! Florida is NOT for me…give me NH anyday! Will try the donut muffins, look great!
    I would visit Florida, but live there I am not so sure!!!

  3. Susan

    My hubby loves all things ‘doughnuts’ so he made these yesterday. They came together quickly and all I can say is YUM! Thank goodness he took a bunch of them to work today or else I’d be tempted to eat them all! Thanks for a great, easy recipe!

  4. Michelle

    I made these today, as I had 30 minutes notice that guests were coming. They were brilliant, went down a real treat, everyone loved them, and they were particularly awesome because even my friend’s son who has a load of allergies could eat them. Really nice and easy to prepare, too, although maybe my mini-muffin pans are smaller than yours – I got 46 mini muffins out of a single batch! Fabulous!!

  5. Joanne

    I probably would have moved after seeing a snake in my kitchen…but maybe that’s just me. :P Good for you for keeping your cool and baking instead! These mini muffins are the cutest.

  6. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I agree, I am sick of the rain. And this summer it has just been gloomy. I’m ready for the sun again.

  7. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Not sure I could have handled having a snake in my kitchen! It would take a few of these doughnut muffins to calm my nerves!

  8. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    I would’ve totally freaked out over the snake!! The weather has been absolutely crazy. Hopefully you get a break from it all soon.

  9. Kala

    French Breakfast Muffins! One of my favorite childhood staples and now I make them for my kids. They are always so popular with everyone! Yummo!

  10. Tieghan

    I HATE the rain! It’s just not my thing. However, if it would result in these muffins I think I would be happy! I love a good doughnut muffin and these look awesome!

  11. Corazón

    These look so delicious. Anything covered in cinnamon-sugar catches my attention. I can’t wait to try them out. Also I don’t have to feel bad because they are first of all mini, and second of all just doughnut like, but still muffins right ;)


I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.