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Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins from The Back in the Day Bakery


October 17, 2013 by BettyCupcakes

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If you were a donut, what kind would you be?

  • A fun, sweet strawberry frosted with sprinkles.  She’s looking for fun in all the right places.
  • A mysterious chocolate frosted, hiding your true (and tender-hearted) nature behind a cloak of icing.
  • A yeast-raised glazed, who’s everybody’s best friend and a good listener.
  • A refined, stoic old-fashioned donut.  You’re the strong, silent type, but very dependable.

Personally, I’m probably a cross between a strawberry frosted and a glazed.  A little silly, but there when you need me.  Ever dated a chocolate frosted?  Drama!

But when I’ve got a few minutes of alone time and I have a cup of coffee and a good book, the only kind of donut that will do is an old-fashioned. Soft on the inside with just a touch of crunch on the exterior, old-fashioned donuts are made for dunking.  And because there’s no extra frosting or glaze, they almost seem virtuous.  Almost.

Finally, I’ve discovered that magical, somewhat sophisticated flavor that’s in almost all old-fashioned donuts I’ve had.  (And I’ve eaten a lot of donuts: see here and here).

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins from The Back in the Day Bakery | #cinnamon #sugar #donuts #backinthedaybakery

Perhaps I should clarify.  While baking the Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, Cheryl and Griffin Day from The Back in the Day Bakery shared the secret ingredient: nutmeg.  Mind = blown.

Such a commonplace spice, but nutmeg is that special something that takes an old-fashioned donut from dull to delightful.  These Cinnamon Sugar Doughtnut Muffins are the kissing (non-fried) cousins to the old-fashioned donut and they are certainly not dull.  The roll in melted butter and cinnamon sugar took care of that.

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins from The Back in the Day Bakery | #cinnamon #sugar #donuts #backinthedaybakeryThese doughnut muffins didn’t last very long.  The husband ate three (or four), I ate several (plead the 5th!), and the wee one had one.  Thankfully the recipe makes 12, which should be enough to share.  For normal people, at least.

What kind of donut are you?

P.S.  If you saw my post on the Back in the Day Bakery Facebook page, hello new friend!   You can find all of my Back in the Day Bakery posts on the Stuff I Love page. I’m baking my way through the cookbook.  You can follow my adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

I hope you’ll stick around and check out some of my favorite recipes like Crock Pot London Broil and Buttermilk Black Pepper Biscuits. Thanks for coming by!


  • Karyl says:

    I think I’d be a chocolate frosted with hot pink sprinkles! :)

  • Mel says:

    Oh yum, I think I’d be a cinnamon doughnut :)

  • OMG! These look amazing, I want one NOW! Pinned to my Brunch Party Board!

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

  • Yum! These look so delicious!

    Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

  • Gosia says:

    Would love to have it in front of me right now! Pinned!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  • hmmm fun question, not sure it qualifies but I think I’m and eclair, giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! ♥

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