Glazed Funfetti Muffins

Published June 4, 2014. Updated December 14, 2018

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Since it’s my birthday this week I decided to make a breakfast that’s only fitting. Glazed funfetti muffins! They taste just like funfetti cake but in muffin form, and they’re for breakfast! Yeah my birthday is not for a few days but birthdays deserve a week of celebration right :)?

I love muffins, they are like an excuse to have dessert for breakfast, right? Really I don’t believe in eating muffins every morning but for special occasions (or on the weekend) they are a must!

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One of the birthday traditions we’ve started doing in our home is piling a stack of doughnuts on a plate then lighting some candles over them and waking our kids up while singing the happy birthday song with a plate full of gleaming donuts and holding a colorful variety of birthday balloons, yeah it’s like the best thing ever to wake up to :).

It instantly puts a smile on their face. I started doing that since I’m not much of a morning person and usually don’t want to wake up super early to prepare an extravagant breakfast meal.

But I wouldn’t mind waking up a little early to make these and swap out that doughnut tradition for a funfetti muffin one. These muffins are easy to make and they are one of those things that both adults and children alike can agree on.

Who can resist anything when it comes in funfetti form? Save this recipe for the next birthday coming up on your calendar (and you might need to do a trial run this weekend right :).

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Glazed Funfetti Muffins

These sweet tempting muffins are the perfect birthday treat!
Servings: 12
Prep15 minutes
Cook16 minutes
Ready in: 31 minutes




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  • In a seperate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium speed, blend together sugar, butter and vegetable oil until creamy, about 30 seconds.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time. Blend in vanilla and almond extract.
  • Using a rubber spatula, working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, fold and stir in 1/3 of the flour mixture until nearly combined followed by 1/2 of the milk, repeat process once more then end by folding in remaining 1/3 of the flour mixture just until nearly combined.
  • Add in rainbow sprinkles and gently fold into mixture (you just don't want to over-work the batter).
  • Divide batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cupcakes, filling each nearly full (about 1/3 cup in each). Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 15 - 18 minutes.
  • Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool. Dip in glaze while still slightly warm and allow excess glaze to run off, then turn upright and return to wire rack, sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles and allow glaze to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.
  • For the glaze:
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together all glaze ingredients until well combined (If its too thick you can heat it in microwave about 10 seconds on high power).
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Funfetti Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 229IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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  • Kristin H

    Another perfect muffin recipe from you, Jaclyn! You really have the best muffin recipes! I know they will always turn out, and that they’ll have perfectly-domed tops. These were light and moist, and so pretty and fun. Thanks again for all the work you put in sharing your recipes with us.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe too Kristin, thanks for letting me know :)!

  • Salsera77

    Made these for my daughter’s 3rd birthday yesterday!!! As everything else from your site… they were super yummy!!! thanks for this!!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m so happy to hear they were enjoyed! Happy birthday to your daughter :)! I have a 3 year old girl too, they’re so fun!

  • Sloane

    These look so pretty! I was wondering if the recipe would change in anyway if I wanted to make mini-muffins instead of regular muffins?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      The only thing you’d need to change would be to reduce the baking time. I hope you love them!

  • Deb

    Tried making these tonight! My oven runs a little hot so they baked perfectly in 16 minutes, although some turned a touch darker than others. NOTE TO SELF: turn the next batch half way through.

    But oh my God they taste like what I imagine a rainbow would taste like. Had to skip almond extract because no has and used star shaped jimmies instead of the regular kind because Wal-Mart’s baking section is pathetic, and they were still phenomenal. I can only imagine what they’d taste like if they were done exactly according to the recipe.

    QUESTION FOR YOU: How would you recommend storing these overnight so they remain fresh the next day? Would I be able to put them in tupperware and into a fridge?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Yes I might try storing them in the fridge (in a container) because with mine I didn’t and the glaze became moist the next day so maybe the fridge would prevent that.

  • Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More

    Happy birth week!! we like to celebrate all week long too! And these muffins look amazing…my kind of breakfast:)

  • Amanda

    Have a great birthday week Jaclyn!!! Love these muffins, so much fun! :)

  • Bri | Bites of Bri

    Love these! Funfetti are a favorite around here, but no boxes for us. Homemade funfetti is amazing! Happy happy birthday!