Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins Recipe – Gluten Free!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin Recipe
There are just days I crave doughnuts, and finding gluten free ones easily can be more of a pain than I’d like to admit. These little guys have the texture of doughnuts, but are shaped like muffins. No frying required, and it’s an easy recipe that you just whip together, bake and roll in sugar. These little nuggets probably will be made a lot more often in our house!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin Recipe


  • 1 3/4 cups Gluten Free flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1, or 1 cup White Rice Flour and 3/4 flour Tapioca Starch)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Milk

Topping Mixture:

  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 12 muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Set aside.
  3. In your mixer combine your sugar, oil eggs and milk. Slowly add in your dry ingredient mixture. Mix until combined and scrape down the bowl before your final mixing.
  4. Fill your muffin tins 1/2 full with batter and bake 20-25 minutes until a tooth pick tester comes out of the center cleanly.
  5. In a small bowl mix your sugar and cinnamon for your topping while your muffins bake and set aside. When you pull the muffins out of the oven melt your butter in the microwave in a safe bowl.
  6. Using a fork, remove the hot muffins from the pan and drop them into the bowl of butter. Use the fork to flip them over to coat completely. Using the same fork, move the muffin into the sugar mixture and flip to coat completely. Roll them around a couple times to make sure they’re coated and the topping looks light and not just like wet sugar! Once coated move immediately to a cooling rack. Repeat with each muffin until your “doughnuts” are coated. Keep the sugar and cinnamon handy in case you need to add more as you go!

Warning! Once you remove the muffins from the oven, they’ll be hot and you’re working with them that way and with hot butter – watch your fingers!

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