Funfetti Donut Muffins

 Funfetti, Donut, and Muffins. Do I need to say more? Dipped in a sweet glaze.  I die!


There’s a new muffin in town… at least new to me. I recently learned of the existence of donut muffins. Say what? A donut and a muffin combined into one? Where have you been all my life?! So it probably goes without saying that I needed to get bakin’ to make up for lost time.

I don’t even want to start thinking about all the hours of muffin-donut-eating I missed out on over the years. It would probably be too much for me to take, so let’s focus on my very first encounter with these yummies instead.


They actually remind me a lot of these baked doughnuts I made a while back. With the use of nutmeg and cinnamon that give them that unmistakable flavor of a delectable donut and with the reminiscent texture of a buttery yet light muffin, these definitely have it all.

And to top it all of, there’s sprinkles. Both inside and out. It’s the way to go. It’s delicious, fun and pretty much everything you could ask for.


And here’s a muffin top I can’t stop staring at. Beautifully cracked and perfectly risen. I love when that happens :).

I usually bake my muffins somewhere around 375 degrees F, but this recipe calls for a temperature of 425 degrees F. Even though I was somewhat hesitant, I followed the instructions, closed my eyes and left all doubt behind, waited patiently, and was rewarded with some of the most amazing and beautiful muffins ever. 425 degrees and decreasing the baking time is where it’s at, friends.

Also, a shorter baking time = muffins that get in my tummy faster, which is always an excellent thing!


Double-dipping these muffins makes them extra indulgent. I’m a die-hard glaze lover, but you could totally just go with a single dip or omit the glazing process all together. It’s completely up to you.


And then this happened. It’s inevitable and one of my favorite things as a food blogger.


 Hope I’m not the only one who goes crazy over these. Enjoy!

Funfetti Donut Muffins
Yields 12
Love donuts and muffins? Then these are for you. The ultimate breakfast treat!
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For the Funfetti Donut Muffins
  1. 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  2. 1/4 cup canola oil
  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or 1/2 teaspoon if you want a more subtle flavor)
  9. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  11. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  12. 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  13. 1 cup milk
  14. 1/3 cup sprinkles, more for sprinkling on top
For the Glaze
  1. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  2. 1 1/2 cups confectionersโ€™ sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 2 tablespoons hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. 1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream together butter, oil, and sugars until well combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, beating until smooth. Add baking powder and soda and mix until just incorporated. Next, measure nutmeg, cinnamon and salt and add to the mixture. Stir in vanilla and sift in the all-purpose flour. Mix until completely incorporated. Pour milk into the batter and give it a good stir. Remove from the mixer and fold in sprinkles.
  3. 2. Using a large cookie scoop, fill muffin cups until nearly full. Place in the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and tops are golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and let stand for a couple of minutes. Remove from the pan and let muffins cool on a wire rack.
  5. 3. Once muffins are still slightly warm, prepare the glaze by mixing whisking all the ingredients together until smooth. Dip (or double dip) each muffin into the glaze and return to the wire rack. Top with additional sprinkles, if desired and wait until glaze is set, about 5-10 minutes.
  1. Muffins will keep up to 3 days stored in an airtight container or up to 4 weeks in the freezer.
Adapted from kingarthurflour
Adapted from kingarthurflour
Deliciously Yum!


  1. These are very cute! So festive for a party or picnic this summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’ve never had a donut muffin! Crazy I know. I think these are in my future!

  3. These look so fun and amazing!! I want one right now!

  4. What a fun donut muffin…the best of both worlds! I love the pop of colors and the glaze! I think I would definitely double dip these babies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. A donut and a muffin?! I have got to try these right away!

  6. These are so fun! I think these would be perfect for a bake sale because they make such a pretty presentation!

  7. These are so fun! Wish I had had one with my coffee this morning for breakfast!

  8. This! So many things I love all rolled into one. A donut muffin sounds so interesting – and tasty! I would most definitely double-dip the glaze on these babies, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Donut muffins? YES PLEASE. I love the topping, jeez, and the sprinkles! I would’ve loved one of these right now. Pinning this for sure :).

  10. These look so good! I never knew such a thing existed! Holy cow, I’ve got to try these!

  11. These are so adorable Kathi! Love funfetti anything but with a donut slash muffin? I’ll take the entire batch please ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I’ve seen donut muffin recipes before, but I’ve never made them. I love your version with sprinkles, though! Funfetti is one of my favorites, so if I ever make donut muffins, I’ll definitely have to try these!

  13. Sounds like a great combo. YUM!

  14. Love the donut muffin. The best combination ever ๐Ÿ˜€ These look fantastic and I love those sprinkles.

  15. So pretty! Bet they taste amazing! So can we give donut-muffins a name like do-fins? Or muffuts?

  16. Donut muffins are definitely a fun breed of breakfast treat. And you funfetti-ed them! That just makes me happy.

  17. Kathi, they are so cute, I bet it tastes very good too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. they look yummy!

  19. Oh my goodness…so many good things rolled into one. These look so good. I’m glad I found your blog today!

  20. Gosh these are so so beautiful!!

  21. I was just telling my friend earlier how rainbow sprinkles make everything look SOOOO TASTY! You could put rainbow sprinkles in cow poop and it would look tasty – LMFAO!

  22. YUM! Donuts and Muffins combined! No need to say more to that ๐Ÿ™‚ These look festive and delicious!

  23. I love donut muffins! And this shiny glaze looks divine. The sprinkles make these muffins look so pretty!

  24. Elizabeth says:

    These muffins looked so amazing I just couldn’t help but whip up a batch. Super quick & easy recipe. They were done in minutes & puffed up nicely. The glaze however didn’t turn out as pretty & white like yours in the pic. Maybe it was the vanilla extract? It gave it a light beige color & when it dried its looked shiney but not white. I even double dipped them! They tasted good,,just like a baked donut, not too sweet & were moist. Would you suggest using buttermilk? How can I improve the glaze?

    • Hi Elizabeth! I think buttermilk wouldn’t hurt, but I personally don’t think this recipe needs it. You can totally go ahead a try that next time though.
      I’ve never had a problem with the vanilla in my glaze. Yes, you could definitely try using 1/2 teaspoon instead. Also, reducing the butter by a tablespoon and increasing the amount of water might help too.

  25. Oooooooo, these look incredible, Kathi! I’m all about doughnuts, muffins, glaze, and sprinkles. You’ve hit a home run with this one!

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