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Apple Cinnamon Donut Muffins
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Apple Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Muffins
Servings: 12 regular muffins
Author: Barbara Schieving


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup milk low fat is fine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour I used whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 small apples grated


  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color. Add in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to egg mixture and stir to combine. Stir in grated apples.
  • Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave. In another small bowl, combine remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  • When muffins are done, cool for a few minutes in the muffin pan, remove from pan and dip muffin top in melted butter, then immediately dip in cinnamon sugar mixture. Cool on a wire rack.