Pumpkin Donut Muffins

I’ve seen a few recipes for donut muffins, but have never actually made any. I saw this one in Nov Everyday Food and the pumpkin part drew me in, so I decided to make them. This was super easy. Just mix it all up in a bowl, bake in muffin tins and then roll in melted butter and cinnamon/sugar. They were really tasty and smelled great while they were baking. The family gave this a thumbs up all the way. You need to eat them with a fork though, because they’re kind of crumbly.

10 tbsp butter

3 cups flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/4 allspice

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 1/4 pumpkin puree

3/4 cup brown sugar


for sugar coating:

3/4 c sugar

2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 c butter

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a muffin tin. Whisk dry ingredients together in one bowl. Whisk buttermilk and pumpkin in another.  In yet another bowl, mix butter and brown sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add flour in 3 additions, alternating with the pumpkin mix.

Put 1/3 c batter in each muffin cup and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 30 min.

Mix sugar and cinnamon. and melt butter. Let muffins cool 10 min then roll in butter then cinnamon sugar.

Now, you know me, I did this all in one bowl. I have no patience for Martha’s methods. I also used a little less nutmeg and allspice and added some cinnamon into the batter itself.

I ended up with more than 12  – I think I had about 18 of these. I would definitely make this again. All the yumminess of a donut with the ease of a muffin.


17 Responses to Pumpkin Donut Muffins

  1. They look so good!

  2. Alene says:

    Sounds divine!! Maybe this weekend. Our house is going on the market tomorrow (Can you think of a worse time!!) and the smell may turn people on!! Thanks again for all that you do!

  3. marthaandme says:

    Good luck with the house! I used to put a little vanilla on a cookie sheet and put it in a warm oven before people came. I don’t know if it helped, but we did sell the house.

  4. Oh these look decadent don’t they. Just the name pumpkin muffin is enough to tempt me. These are very similar to the one’s I made last year from Cooking Light Cook Book but you don’t need a fork for them ;o) http://muminbloom.blogspot.com/2009/11/recipe-pumpkin-muffins.html

  5. megan says:

    These really speak to me! I’ve seen a lot of the donut muffins but have yet to try them. Pumpkin would be my kind to try!!! 🙂

  6. marthaandme says:

    They are yummy. These were gone in a flash here. They reheated well the next day (only dip the ones you’re going to eat in the butter and sugar and save the rest plain).

  7. marthaandme says:

    Those look great too!

  8. Sheryl says:

    Oh, I should never, ever read this when I am hungry. Now all I want is one of these muffins. Do you by any chance have any in your freezer? 🙂

  9. Jane Boursaw says:

    You had me at “pumpkin,” “donuts” and “muffins” in the same sentence. Three of my favorite things wrapped into the same recipe? Heaven.

  10. judy Stock says:


    Marvelous–Thanks so much for this recipe. Printed it out. Sounds yummy. Can’t wait to try it. I love baking, especially when things turn out so darn good!!!

  11. marthaandme says:

    I know, right? Anything that combines donuts and muffins has to be good.

  12. Frugal Kiwi says:

    I’m definitely keen to try these. I love spiced pumpkin just about anything!

  13. Merr says:

    What an interesting-sounding delight!

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  15. I just bought a pie pumpkin. Maybe I’ll use it to make these. They look delicious!

  16. Yum. I’ve seen recipes for donut muffins, but not with pumpkin in it. I’ll have to try this.

  17. Ooooooh! Donut muffins? What a fabulous idea.

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