Baked mini jam doughnut muffins

11 Aug

The Hungry Mum mini jam doughnut muffins

I am in love. The objects of my affections are mini jam doughnut muffins. These sweet treats have captured my heart and occupy every waking moment of the day.

I am not alone in my adoration – Misses 7&9 are also smitten, while the Hungry Dad is playing it cool while secretly scoffing the lot.

This hybrid treat is baked, then basted with melted butter before being rolled in cinnamon sugar. Are you feeling the love yet?

Mini doughnut muffins. The Hungry Mum

Miss9 christened these baked mini jam doughnut muffins ‘duffins’. Some of my duffins were stuffed with rolled up balls of my homemade chocolate ganache instead of jam. These were especially exquisite.

I was inspired by a recipe by the Australian matriarch of baking Margaret Fulton – I shrunk my ‘duffins’ down to mini size, reduced the sugar and omitted the salt.

Mini doughnut muffins The Hungry Mum.


2 cups plain flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup of milk

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup strawberry jam


60 grams melted butter

¼ cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mini doughnut muffins  The Hungry Mum


Preheat oven to 200C and grease 2 x12 mini muffin holes.

Sift together the flour and baking paper, set aside.

In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the topping, set aside.

In a large jug or bowl whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla and milk.

Stir in the flour mixture – do not overmix and expect a few lumps (they will vanish during baking).

Using two teaspoons drop batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden.

Remove from tin, brush with melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar.

These are best eaten warm but like revenge can also be served cold.

The Hungry Mum  Mini doughnut muffins


51 Responses to “Baked mini jam doughnut muffins”

  1. Linda August 11, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Wow, these look unbelievably delicious!

    • thehungrymum August 11, 2015 at 11:53 am #

      thanks Linda – they didn’t last long around here!

  2. Philip August 11, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    These are gorgeous. I need a plateful! Now!!

    • thehungrymum August 11, 2015 at 11:54 am #

      Thanks Philip – will swap for macarons 😉

      • Philip August 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

        You’re on 🙂

  3. Kim-Joy Hewlett August 11, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    I haven’t eaten breakfast yet and I’m so hungry and need to go to the shop to buy food so looking at this is making me crave it sooooo much!

  4. cheergerm August 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    In love!? I won’t dob on you, promise! Duffins!? Hilarious but I am so making these soon. One of my sisters makes amazing ‘fauxnuts or fonuts’ which are the bomb but these, with their jammy interior sound duf-lightul. (Yes, pushing the envelope there…)

    • thehungrymum August 12, 2015 at 9:48 am #

      hehehe, cheating on the Hungry Dad with food sounds a bit tragic really, eh?! And yes please to a plate of fonuts #hubbaHubba

  5. MealsWithMel August 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    I want these RIGHT now!! Looks delicious 🙂

  6. chocolatesuze August 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    mmm 2 of my favourite foods combined!

  7. Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella August 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    These would be such a hit. I made big cupcake sized ones and gifted some to a friend. Such a tasty old skool treat.

    • thehungrymum August 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

      Oooh, big ones would be fab! And giving them away would mean I couldn’t scoff half of them in one go #ooops

  8. gourmetgetaway August 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    Who wouldn’t say yes to a 2 in one pastry – doughtnut muffins or “duffins” as you call it, so cute! Put a tray in front of us and we promise it will vanish!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  9. Kia / The House of KTS August 11, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    Doughnut muffins? Where do I sign up? This is absolutely perfect for breakfast for me. I need someone easy to pick up on my way out the door. I just love this.

    Kia / House of KTS

  10. Roy - Piece of Cerebrum August 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Looks delicious 🙂

  11. Anna @ shenANNAgans August 12, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Screw the toast with jam…. I want a duffin. 🙂

  12. Lan | MoreStomach August 12, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    duffin = inspired name for such a cute treat!

  13. Starr August 13, 2015 at 5:43 am #

    I love how light and airy they look. I bet they melt in your mouth!

    • thehungrymum August 13, 2015 at 6:26 am #

      They really do melt in the mouth! And then you get to have another. And another! #win

  14. thebrickkitchen August 13, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! I love the idea of making doughnuts without having to deep fry them (it always puts me off somehow) so these look perfect 🙂

    • thehungrymum August 14, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

      I am TERRIFIED of deep frying so these are a good compromise.

  15. The Mouse August 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Food porn! Should be illegal. 🙂

  16. Deblet August 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    Yum 2 of my weaknesses doughnut and muffin rolled into one

  17. Traditionally Modern Food August 13, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Looks delish.. Love the sweet filling

    • thehungrymum August 13, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

      They were so good! I will be making them again tomorrow 😉

  18. cityhippyfarmgirl August 14, 2015 at 3:02 am #

    they look awesome!

    • thehungrymum August 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

      Don;t mean to brag but they totally are!

  19. Sydney Shop Girl August 14, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    Must try these!

    • thehungrymum August 14, 2015 at 11:58 am #

      You need these in your life, right now!

  20. The Cold Texan August 14, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    Oh yum!! When I’m back on carbs, I will have to try these!!

    • thehungrymum August 15, 2015 at 4:26 am #

      Good on you for skipping carbs – they are totally my weakness. As is cheese. And wine. And macarons. #allCarbs #ISeeAPattern

  21. Gingerbread Jenn August 14, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    How lovely! I’ve been looking at doughnut recipes for a while now, and I love that dusting of cinnamon on yours 🙂

    • thehungrymum August 15, 2015 at 4:25 am #

      If I had my way the whole world would be dusted with cinnamon – I think it is food of the gods 🙂

      • Gingerbread Jenn August 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

        I have it every morning on top of my breakfast 🙂

  22. nancyc August 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    These donut muffins sound perfect for breakfast! 🙂

  23. hotlyspiced August 14, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

    These look and sound wonderful. I do love the jam centre and smothering them in melted butter then rolling them in cinnamon sugar just sounds so very yummy. I would love these for breakfast this morning xx

    • thehungrymum August 15, 2015 at 4:25 am #

      Everything is better after it has been drenched in hot butter. mmmm, butter…

  24. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) August 16, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    These are just the cutest. I don’t blame the hungry dad for scoffing the lot!

    • thehungrymum August 16, 2015 at 11:23 am #

      I need to make another batch & hide them from The Hungry Dad x

  25. lost in utensils August 18, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    How delicious! Combining all my favourite things into one-yum!

  26. Baking In Pyjamas August 20, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    These look too good to resist, I’ve have a hard time leaving them alone. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    • thehungrymum August 21, 2015 at 5:10 am #

      Thanks Laura, they were pretty delish but all gone now 😦

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