Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are perfect with your morning coffee or tea. They are also easy to throw together in the morning.
My husband may or may not have a donut obsession (he claims that donuts are his favorite food group), which leads to me working on baked donut recipes on the weekend for a slightly healthier donut. I enjoy a cake donut; I like that they are more dense and more filling.
These baked cinnamon sugar donuts are quick, easy, and extremely delicious. If you do not already own a donut pan, you can find one here on Amazon. I currently only have a six cavity donut pan, and the recipe makes nine donuts. I usually then have to make the donuts in two batches. You could even make these in a mini muffin pan or a regular size muffin pan if you are really itching to make them.
I have made them a bunch of times on a Saturday morning for Jason and me. Let’s just say there are not many left on Sunday…They are just so cute and edible. We can’t help ourselves.
- For the donuts:
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- ¼ cup milk, room temperature
- ¼ cup, plain or greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the coating:
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ tablespoon cinnamon
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter. set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Lightly spray the donut pan, set aside
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour,baking powder,baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar, milk
- In a large bowl whisk the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, milk, and yogurt together until smooth. Add the melted butter, whisk until fully combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. make sure you do not overmix. The batter will be thick.
- Spoon the batter ⅔ of the way full into the donut cavities. I use a large zipped top bag to easier filling. I fill the bag and cut a corner of the bag and then pipe the batter into the cavities.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Let the donuts cool for 2-3 minutes and transfer to a wire rack. Bake the remaining batter- i usually can get 2-3 more donuts out of the batter.
- Once you can handle the donuts prepare the topping:
- Melt the butter in the microwave.
- Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, or carefully mix on a large plate.
- Dip the donuts in the melted butter on both sides, then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture coating all sides. I place my coated donuts back on the wire rack. You can serve immediately or keep in an air tight container for 2-3 days.
- I think the donuts are best served fresh.