This month for Taste & Create I was actually paired with someone I “knew” before being paired with them! I met Marthe of Culinary Delights through Tuesdays with Dorie when I was participating in the group. I developed a friendship with Marthe and realized very quickly what a thoughtful and kind girl she was. I was very pleased to have been paired with her and this post could only have been better if while she was over in Canada, she and I had been able to meet up. We now need passports to cross the border here and unfortunately mine had not arrived when she had been close by. I was very saddened by this! I still hope to someday meet her! I started to search her blog for something to make that I could possibly take to work. When I came across the Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin I knew this would be it.

There are a few people at work (ahem….do I dare call you out?) who “complain” that they are getting faint because I’m not feeding them anymore. Today, if they actually make it in the office, they can stop their complaining. I have even been teased that I don’t really “make” the goodies seen on the blog since they aren’t “seen” in the office. Sigh. Can you really believe the tactics gone through to make me feel “guilty”? ha ha. Well, maybe it works sometimes! 😉

This muffin was very tender and soft and oh so yummy. Yes, of course I ate one…how else would I tell you how they were? 😉

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
as seen on Culinary Delights

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 8 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

Position oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 205 degrees Celsius. Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups.Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix with light strokes until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Don’t overmix; batters should not be smooth.

Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted in one or two of the muffins come out clean, 12-15 minutes.

While the muffins are baking, melt 1/2 stick butter and place in a bowl just large enough to hold a muffin. Combine ½ cup of sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl.

As soon as the muffing are done, dip them one at a time in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture.

Set on a rack to cool.

Below is what I did with and got from the recipe:

  • This made 15 muffins for me – I could have made some a “little” smaller and gotten 16
  • I only used 4 Tbsp oil. The recipe called for 4-8 Tbsp and I went with the lesser amount
  • I ended up needing a half cup of sugar and full teaspoon of cinnamon to coat all the muffins
  • I used fat free vanilla yogurt instead of plain as that was all I had 🙂

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Ingrid June 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Those look GREAT and know they taste even better than they look as I've made them before.

    Too funny about your co-workers. I don't get it from co-workers but the kids and their friends.

  2. Mags June 24, 2009 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I hear ya on pleasing those co-workers (co-irkers..hee!) Those muffins are going on my list of goodies to make to send with hubby. YUM!

  3. Fearless Kitchen June 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Hehehe – what I miss most about working in an office was all the very willing guinea pigs. (It also got people to come down to Accounting, no easy task without some kind of reward.) Anyway, these muffins look absolutely divine and I absolutely have to have them!

  4. Leslie June 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I also get the same whining at my husbands work. They bitch because I make them fat..but they cry when I dont bring goodies in! BRATS!

  5. Patsyk June 24, 2009 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    What a yummy muffin! I would be thrilled if you worked with me and brought something in like this – I imagine they disappeared very quickly!

  6. The Duo Dishes June 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Funny that folks are demanding goodies. Once they get a taste, they want more and more. Delicious muffins! This is a fun idea.

  7. Mary June 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    These are very nice!

  8. Creative One June 24, 2009 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Muffins look absolutely delicious.
    I love sharing the goodies that I make with my co-workers as well.

  9. finsmom June 24, 2009 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Ive been wanting to try this recipe – they look fabulous!

  10. Mrs. L June 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    This recipe looks good I'll have to give it a try. And I so wish I was one of your co-workers.

  11. Jamie June 24, 2009 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I'm hooked! The words, Cinnamon, Sugar, Donut, Muffins….need I say more. I'm making these very soon. Then I'll have to decide if I should take any in to my office or keep them for myself!

  12. Bellini Valli June 25, 2009 at 2:05 am - Reply

    I think we will have to rename you "The Muffin Queen" Shelby because yours always tempt us.

  13. Donna-FFW June 25, 2009 at 2:59 am - Reply

    These look absolutely gorgeous and I justknow they were delicious. You have very lucky co-workers.They must adore you.

  14. Cristine June 25, 2009 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Those look so yummy! They remind me of a muffin I make that Nathan has kindly named "Cinnamon Sugar Tasties"! 🙂 I would love to try these!

  15. Poornima Nair June 25, 2009 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Hi…its my first time here…these muffins look amazing, they are just perfect. I read a lot of your posts, you seem so passionate about everything you write, I enjoyed each one.

  16. recipes2share June 25, 2009 at 6:40 am - Reply

    great piccie!!

  17. Jessie June 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    those muffins look so good, I would eat one in a heartbeat!

  18. Hillary June 25, 2009 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    These remind me of snickerdoodles in donut/muffin form. Love these! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Katy ~ June 25, 2009 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Smacking my lips! Looks delish!

  20. HannahBanana aka Amanda June 26, 2009 at 3:26 am - Reply

    The thought of these is making my knees weak!
    Wow, going to be making these when my husband comes home from out of town! Thanks!

  21. Sara June 26, 2009 at 3:34 am - Reply

    I can commiserate with your co-workers. If you take away treats like these muffins, people will get restless.

  22. gail June 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, I don't even know what to say!

  23. Stacy June 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    You had me at "Cinnamon Sugar Donut muffins"! Need I say more? Yummmmmmmmmmm!

  24. Marthe June 29, 2009 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Crap…. I totally forgot about Taste and Create after returning home from Canada!! So stupid of me as I had already picked out a recipe to make (two actually) and have the ingredients laying around in the house.

    Gonna make the recipe tomorrow and post it too, as I have my brothers birthdat dinner tonight.

    Your Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins look delish, I have actually made these more than once!!

  25. eatme_delicious July 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    These look so good!

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