Gluten-Free Doughnut Muffins

These muffins have the flavor of a cinnamon doughnut without all the fuss!

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 Tbsp. plus ½ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg with a fork. Add the milk and ⅓ cup melted butter and stir.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar and stir until just mixed. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling the cups ¾ full.
  • In a separate bowl, prepare the topping. Mix together 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Spoon over the muffins.
  • Bake for 15–20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.