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 at 11:45 am #

    Wow, these look unbelievably delicious!

  2. Philip at 11:52 am #

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

  3. Kim-Joy Hewlett 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 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 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 at 1:08 pm #

    I want these RIGHT now!! Looks delicious 🙂

  6. chocolatesuze at 1:11 pm #

    mmm 2 of my favourite foods combined!

  7. 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 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 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. 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. Looks delicious 🙂

  11. Anna @ shenANNAgans at 11:41 am #

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

  12. Lan | MoreStomach at 12:40 pm #

    duffin = inspired name for such a cute treat!

  13. Starr at 5:43 am #

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

    • thehungrymum at 6:26 am #

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

  14. thebrickkitchen 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 at 12:23 pm #

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

  15. The Mouse at 2:56 pm #

    Food porn! Should be illegal. 🙂

  16. Deblet at 6:25 pm #

    Yum 2 of my weaknesses doughnut and muffin rolled into one

  17. Looks delish.. Love the sweet filling

    • thehungrymum at 9:44 pm #

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

  18. cityhippyfarmgirl at 3:02 am #

    they look awesome!

  19. Sydney Shop Girl at 8:21 am #

    Must try these!

  20. The Cold Texan at 12:34 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum 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 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 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 🙂

  22. nancyc at 9:27 pm #

    These donut muffins sound perfect for breakfast! 🙂

  23. hotlyspiced 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 at 4:25 am #

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

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

    • thehungrymum at 11:23 am #

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

  25. lost in utensils at 6:29 am #

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

  26. Baking In Pyjamas at 9:49 am #

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

    • thehungrymum at 5:10 am #

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

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