Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

You’re going to love these baked cinnamon sugar donuts. They are moist, soft, fluffy and just bursting with warm, comforting flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg

You’re going to love these baked cinnamon sugar donuts. They are soft, fluffy and just bursting with warm, comforting flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg .

Baked donuts are quick and easy to whip up for breakfast in the morning. Add the dry to the wet ingredients, mix them together until just combined, and bake for about 10 minutes. Once the donuts are cool enough to be handled, brush with melted butter and dip into a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

The only special tool you need is a donut pan. Haven’t you got a donut pan yet? A muffin pan will work just fine!

To get the batter into the  pan, I used a large ziplock bag. Spoon the batter into the bag, seal it, cut off one of the bottom corners and pipe the batter into the pan. Fill the cavities only about 3/4 full or the holes in the middle will close up while baking.

Donuts are best served fresh the same day, but you can keep them for up to 3 days in an airtight container or freeze them for up to 2 months. To defrost, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm up in the microwave.

Give these baked cinnamon sugar donuts a try and let me know what you think! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. 🙂

baked cinnamon sugar donuts
5 from 14 votes
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Prep Time:
8 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Breakfast

Baked cinnamon sugar donuts. Moist, light and fluffy donuts baked in a donut pan and topped with a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  • 120 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 65 grams (1/4 cup+1 tablespoon) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup+1½ tablespoon) skim milk feel free to use full fat milk
  • 30 grams ( 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the cinnamon-sugar topping:
  • 30 grams ( 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter melted
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees (350 degrees F). Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula just until combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
  5. Spoon the batter into the donut cavities or use a large ziplock bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity, filling 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan before inverting onto a wire rack to cool down until you can handle them.
  8. Make the cinnamon-sugar topping. In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Brush each donut with melted butter, then dip in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated.
  10. Enjoy these delicious baked cinnamon sugar donuts!

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Calories: 222, Fat: 8.1g, Saturated Fat: 4.8g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 265mg, Carbohydrates: 34.3g, Fiber: 0.7g, Sugar: 18.6g, Protein: 3.6g

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You’re going to love these baked cinnamon sugar donuts. They are moist, soft, fluffy and just bursting with warm, comforting flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg

45 comments on “Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts”

  1. I just completed this recipe with ease and used gluten-free flour. No complications!

    Tastes amazing and it was super easy, got it on my first attempt!

  2. Just made them, but lactose free. My son loves them, first doughnut he has been able to have in years.

  3. I made these this afternoon and they were great! My friends were shocked that I made fresh donuts in under a half hour! Everyone saved your website to their phone so they can make them at home. Thanks for this awesome recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Are their any other options for cooking pans if you don’t have a donut pan!?

  5. Made these for breakfast this morning! Great recipe! Thank you!

  6. I have not made this recipe yet but any previous attempt they have baked to the point the hole closes on the top as if the donut pan was to full but I barely had anything in it. Any tips to avoid it ruining this recipe or is it likely the recipe I was using?

  7. Hi, this might be a silly question but is this recipe OK for a donut maker?

  8. I love baked doughnuts! Can’t wait to try these!

  9. Excellent! So light and tasty!

  10. Can you use almond flour and coconut flour ?

  11. I do almost ALL the cooking and definitely ALL baking. For the first time I made your baked donuts. I’m totally enjoyed to them. I top mine with melted chocolate. Also I’m subscribing to you immediately.


  12. How many does this recipe yield?

  13. Just made these for breakfast and they were delicious!! I donโ€™t have a donut pan, so I actually made them in a muffin tin. I had to bake them longer, probably around 20 minutes, but they turned out perfectly! Super fluffy and just the right amount of sweetness. Definitely will be making again!ย 

  14. This was the second time making these and they do not disappoint! I absolutely love these and they were so simple to make ! My bake time however was a little longer, I think my oven is slightly off. Having said that I no longer stop at the donut case at the supermarket! Thanks for the great recipe.

  15. this is certainly a bit late, my 8yr old grandaughter made these last nite,,,we had so much fun and she rated this recipe โ€œfantasticโ€. ย Thank you ย for helping us have a wonderful eve together. And I also think the recipe is โ€œfantasticโ€ ย 

  16. Thanks for this GREAT recipe… my family loved the donuts!!!

  17. Ahhhmazing!! Just made these for my daycare provider (tomorrow is her birthday), the kids think theyโ€™re wonderful even before the cinnamon sugar! Thank you!!

  18. Do you have to use nutmeg

  19. I made these yesterday, using vegan ingredients, and they came out AMAZING! My teens loved them! Thanks for posting an easy donut recipe.

  20. Hi! May I ask can I omit nutmeg in the recipe? Because I canโ€™t find it in my country due to stocks issue. I only have cinnamon, so will it affects the flavour if I omit nutmeg? Appreciate if you could get back to me. Thank you.ย 

  21. I loved these donuts i just finished baking them delicious. ย  ย 

  22. Loved the recipe!! ย Just got the donut pan and they turned out so good!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  23. My new favorite donut!

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