An Easy Valentine’s Breakfast- Strawberry Donut Muffins

Last week I shared some ways to fancy up your Holiday cupcakes, and now I’m back with a fun, easy breakfast that’s perfect for special days. They only take few minutes and they’re especially perfect for kiddos on Valentine’s day. Strawberry Donut Muffins- or any flavor really, are so EASY to make and a nice change from an ordinary muffin.

donut muffin ingredients

All you really NEED are the ingredients to make muffins- I find these packets from the grocery store especially convenient, and a donut pan.

donut muffins mix

Mix up your milk (I used oat milk) and muffin mix according to your package directions. I also added in a tiny bit of food coloring gel to make them pinker- and next time I need to go a little heavier on the color. {Pro tip- mix it in the milk before you stir it into your muffin mix, so you don’t overwork your mixture.} Or just leave the coloring out.

filling the donut pan

Make sure you spray your donut pans so they don’t stick. And then to make this part easier, I transfer the muffin mix to a plastic baggie and cut off the tip so I can evenly distribute the mixture in the donut pan.

filled donut pan

See how much more uniform it is getting the batter in the pan that way? A packet of muffin mix made the perfect amount to fill 6 donuts. Now pop your donut muffins into the oven- they’ll take about 10 minutes to bake up. Just make sure to check on them so they don’t burn.

baked donut muffins

You just want them lightly golden and springy to the touch.

donut muffins on cooling rack

Let them cool in the pan for about 5 mins and go ahead and pop them out and set them on a cooling rack. This will keep them from getting soggy on the bottoms and help them to cool much quicker.

donut muffin glaze

Now you want to make a glaze. I made a simple powdered sugar glaze. Measure out a small amount of powdered sugar, 1/2 cup or so. Then add in milk about 1/2 tbsp at a time and keep mixing until you get the consistency that you want. I also added in vanilla for flavor- you could add a lot of different types of flavorings for this- and a tiny bit of the food color gel.

Dip your donut muffins in the glaze and let it drip for a moment. Flip over and top with whatever you want. I used Valentine’s sprinkles and chocolate chips left over from my cupcakes. I left a few plain for my Hubby and I preferred the ones with just a little glaze.

The great thing about these donut muffins are that you don’t have to make them only for Valentine’s Day. Make green ones for St. Patrick’s Day, pastel ones for Spring, confetti ones for birthdays- the possibilities are endless! They’re a nice change from a traditional muffin, and I like that the edges go all the way around- slightly crunchy from the fluffy middle. The same reason I love the corner brownie…

donut muffins with a bite taken out of one

Enjoy!

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