Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins are a soft, cake-like muffin recipe that tastes like donuts. They have a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping, and are easy to freeze!

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Friends, it’s a Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins Day!

Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins Recipe

The taste and texture of these muffins remind me so much of a delicious snickerdoodle cookie, or a cinnamon sugar donut :o) Or, if you’re an apple lover, try these Apple Gluten-Free Muffins or my friend Marie’s “My Healthy BEST Miracle Muffins” with 4 variations!

These muffins are fluffy and moist, and quite honestly, they taste so good, you can’t stop at just one.

Hospitality during this time

Friends, hospitality is about being yourself, and about being creative with what you have and who you are.

Who are you, by the way, during these unusual times we are living in? What’s happening in your heart?

I cannot wait to set a tone of warmth and a welcoming spirit when the next guests walk through our home. We don’t know when this will be. So even though it’s a struggle for me, I’m trying to keep a good attitude. You, too?

So today we bake Snickerdoodle Muffins! I think it’s so important to redeem the time, use it wisely, and not get bitter during these days.

We have so much to be grateful for!

Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins Recipe

These muffins are easy to bake and to share with a friend or neighbor. You can drop them off at a front door, or leave them on your front door and text some friends or neighbors to come and pick up!

Ingredients for Snickerdoodle Muffins

  • Unsalted butter
  • White and brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Baking powder, baking soda, salt
  • Nutmeg, allspice, and ground cloves
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Whole milk (or 2% will do)

They are also great frozen!

Double, triple, or quadruple the batch and you’ll never have an excuse to not invite people in for brunch, or just because.

How to add the snickerdoodle topping

  1. Combine the white sugar and cinnamon with melted butter just before the muffins have cooled and are ready for dipping.
  2. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before dipping in the butter and rolling the tops in sugar.

Snickerdoodle muffins are ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes!

Here are some other delicious recipes to try:

Downton Abbey Lavender Bread
Basic Banana Bread Recipe
Cinnamon Flatbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Snickerdoodle Donut Muffins Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 10
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  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, plus 4 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, plus 1/4 cup separate
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, whisked
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole or 2 % milk, room temperature


  • In a saucepan (one that has a light colored bottom) over medium heat, melt 1/3 cup of butter, stirring occasionally until it begins to foam, brown, and emit a nutty aroma—keep a close eye on it as the color gets darker, because it can burn quickly. When the butter is browned, move to a bowl to cool slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 10 cup muffin tin—I recommend greasing with butter to give the muffins a browned, delicious base, but normal spray will work as well!
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Whisk to combine, then set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the white sugar, brown sugar, egg, salt ,vanilla, and butter. Stir until smooth, then add in the milk, and whisk to combine. Add in the dry ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time and fold in gently. When batter is smooth and there is no more flour, use a cookie scoop or a spoon to portion out 10 muffins. Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes, or until tops are lightly golden and firm.
  • Combine the remaining white sugar and cinnamon. additionally, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter just before the muffins have cooled and are ready for dipping.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before dipping in the butter and rolling the tops in sugar.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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