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Apple Donut Mini Muffins

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Apple Donut Mini Muffins – Bite sized mini muffins that taste just like cider mill cinnamon sugar donuts!

plate of mini muffins with an apple in the background

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I’m a big fan of apple desserts. Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Apple Filled Pull Apart Bread, Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins, and these Apple Donut Mini Muffins.

One of my favorite parts of fall is going to the cider mill. I feel sorry for you if you don’t have them in your part of the world. You get warm cinnamon-sugar donuts and cider slushes. I don’t even like cider, but cider slushes? All day.

So, these mini muffins are very good. They have the consistency of a cake donut but they’re little mini muffins – something like a donut hole.

Perfect for little fingers, if you have kids, or perfect to have, 5, if you’re a grown up.

I won’t judge you.

I took a bite of one as I was taking their picture, because they’re irresistible, then decided it looked cute with a bite taken out so I took its picture.

mini muffin with a bite taken out of it

INGREDIENTS

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Apple
  • Egg
  • Milk

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mini muffin donuts arranged in a line

HOW TO MAKE THEM:

STEP ONE: In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk together. Cut in the butter until incorporated.

STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, add the egg, milk, and grated apple and whisk together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together.

STEP THREE: Use a cookie scoop to portion out the batter evenly to 24 wells of a mini muffin tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until just golden, at 375 degrees.

STEP FOUR: While they’re baking, melt butter in a small microwave safe bowl. In another bowl, mix together the cinnamon & sugar to make the coating.

STEP FIVE: Once the muffins are done and slightly cooled, dip each one first into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, fully coating each. ENJOY!

platter of mini muffin donuts

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Apple Donut Mini Muffins

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Apple Donut Mini Muffins – Bite sized mini muffins that taste just like cider mill cinnamon-sugar donuts!
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 mini muffins
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter cubed into small pieces, softened
  • 1/2 cup grated apple I used a Gala
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon milk I used 2%

For the Cinnamon/Sugar Coating

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 and lightly spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray (I use coconut oil spray). Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk together. Cut in the butter until incorporated.
  • In a medium bowl, add the egg, milk, and grated apple and whisk together.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together.
  • Use a cookie scoop (or a spoon, but the cookie scoop makes it so easy) to evenly fill all 24 wells of the mini muffin pan.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until just golden.
  • While they’re baking, in a small microwave safe bowl, melt your butter.
  • In another small bowl, add the cinnamon and sugar and mix together.
  • Once the muffins are done and slightly cooled, dip each one first into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, fully coating each.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 209IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Macaroni and Cheesecake says

    We have a local apple orchard and I love getting apple slushies! These donuts look soo good!!

  2. Stacey says

    5 stars
    These were so yummy! I added some sugar to the wet ingredient, a little more apples, and some extra cinnamon 🙂 thanks for this recipe!!

    • Melissa Williams says

      I’m so glad you liked them – thank you for reporting back!

    • Caleigh Jacq says

      5 stars
      I panicked at first because my mix was very thick, not sure if that’s the normal consistency? So I added a touch more milk, but they turned out AMAZING! I added vanilla and extra cinnamon. Thanks for an amazing recipe, definitely a keeper! 24 mini muffins gone in 3 hours🙊 will be making a double batch tomorrow!

  3. Hailey Points says

    Ohhh gosh, I just made the batter & realized that I didn’t add any sugar in the batter 😬😬 I see in the ingredients it calls for 1/2 C, but I never noticed where to add it in the instructions. I have it all portioned out in the mini muffin pan. Should take it all out, add sugar to the batter & then put it back in the muffin pan??

    • Hailey Points says

      5 stars
      Alright, I just went for it & put them in the oven without adding any sugar to the batter & they are PLENTY sweet with just the cinnamon sugar rolled on the outside! Thanks for the yummy recipe! I will definitely make again & pass it along!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Oh, I’m glad it worked out! Thanks for reporting back 🙂

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