Cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins chock full of cinnamon inside and out. Not only are they rolled in butter and copious amounts of cinnamon sugar but they have a cinnamon filling on the inside too.
Plus, they actually look like doughnuts!
Well, more like a doughnut baked on top of a muffin. I didn’t. Bake a doughnut on a muffin. That would be plain silly.
What I did do is fill the muffins with a cinnamon filling. The type of filling you find inside a cinnamon roll because the huge amounts of cinnamon sugar they’re rolled in weren’t enough for me.
After putting the cinnamon filling into the center of the muffins I didn’t cover it with batter. I thought it would puff up as it baked and cover the filling. It didn’t. It puffed up but not over.
Call it a lucky mistake.
I thought of ways to fix them like covering them with cream cheese frosting but. . .The more I looked at them the more I realized how cute they were!
They stand out from the crowd. In a good way.
There’s that. And there’s the fact they’re pretty terrific aside from that.
They have the texture of a cake doughnut that melts in your mouth amidst a flurry of cinnamon sugar with this moist cinnamon-spiked brown sugar filling that you just want more of.
They hold all the charms of a doughnut and a muffin. Two for the price of one.
You cannot go wrong with two sides of cinnamon heaven.