Glazed Buttermilk Doughnut Muffins

Glazed Buttermilk Doughnut Muffins ~ these sweet muffins have the texture of the perfect cakey doughnut!

Nutmeg is the secret to the doughnut flavor!

These muffins rise beautifully with perfect domed tops that practically beg to be drenched in glaze. I was only too happy to oblige.

Dip them twice to make sure you get a nice thick layer of the stuff.

If you love these muffins you’ll also love my APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUT CAKE ~ it’s a fluffy moist bundt cake with the flavor of your favorite fall spiced doughnuts.

~~~adapted from King Arthur Flour

3.92 from 23 votes

Glazed Buttermilk Doughnut Muffins

Yield 12 muffins
Author Sue Moran


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg to taste (I used freshly grated)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk you can use regular milk


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar


  • Set oven to 425F
  • Cream the butter, oil and sugars together. Add in the eggs, one at a time. Then add the vanilla. Beat well.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together, and add them, alternately with the buttermilk, to the butter and eggs. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  • Grease your muffin tin and fill the cups. They will be full.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, just until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Don’t over bake.
  • Remove the muffins from the pan and cool on a rack.
  • Dip the cooled muffins, top down, into the glaze, swirling it around a bit to insure you get a good coating. Set them back on the rack. After you’ve dipped all the muffins, go around and dip them a second time.
  • To make the glaze, heat the milk in a small saucepan and then, off the heat, add the extract and sugar, whisking into a smooth glaze.
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  • Reply
    Stephie Scatie
    October 19, 2020 at 5:33 am

    5 stars
    Hi. I love your recipes. Cant wait to try these. I was wondering can oat flour (as in your donut bundt cake) can be substituted for some of the regular flour here ? If so, how much ? We love the donut bundt cake but I didn’t have enough oat flour on hand … thanks !!

    • Reply
      October 19, 2020 at 5:57 am

      I would say you could substitute up to a cup of oat flour here Stephie.

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        Stephie Scatie
        October 19, 2020 at 6:59 am

        5 stars
        Thank you for responding so quickly !!

  • Reply
    January 19, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    5 stars
    These rock!

  • Reply
    March 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    5 stars
    Just found this today via a link from facebook and made them immediately. Hubby and I don’t care for Dunkin nor cake donuts usually but these were great muffins. Thanks so much for satisfying our sweet tooth.

    • Reply
      March 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Joan!

      • Reply
        Bonnie Pierce
        January 8, 2018 at 6:27 am

        5 stars
        Made them
        This morning. Absolutely delightful. Halved the batch and dipped tops in salted kerrygold melted butter before glazing. Also added one shake of cinnnamon to glaze and a teaspoon of strawberry jam just to be weird.

        • Reply
          January 8, 2018 at 6:48 am

          You’ve just made my mouth water 😉

  • Reply
    October 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    5 stars
    I made these last year. My advice, don’t! Could not stop eating them. If you like cake donuts, you will devour these. Great recipe and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful as always

  • Reply
    May 14, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Sue, these are just so gorgeous!

  • Reply
    January 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    5 stars
    I should definitely say I’m impressed with your blog. These are amazing!

  • Reply
    January 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    i got addicted to dunkin donuts when i lived in ny, but they’re so few and far between down here in va–we’re talking serious withdrawal! love this idea for muffins, sue.

  • Reply
    Krystle (Baking Beauty)
    January 25, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    There are always donuts in our house. This muffin version looks to die for!

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