These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are soft, moist, delicious and easy to make. They’re the perfect special breakfast treat for a weekend…or any day of the week 🙂
The softest and most addicting Snickerdoodle Donuts. Oh yeah, and they're baked!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

PEOPLE. Today I am sharing the most scrumptious desserts disguised as breakfast: baked cinnamon sugar donuts. Where do I even begin? The soft, cakey dough. The warm cinnamon sugar coating. Or the fact that they’re baked, not fried.

Take it all in, friends.

The softest and most addicting Snickerdoodle Donuts. Oh yeah, and they're baked!

How to make baked cinnamon sugar donuts?

If you don’t know it, donuts are one of my favorite sweet treats. And thanks to this donut pan, it couldn’t be easier. You get a perfectly round donut every time, and you get to skip the whole fried food guilt thing (not that you should feel guilty EVER about donuts). Simply pipe the batter into a grease donut pan, bake, and then dip in cinnamon sugar!

I kid you not in that these donuts were gone within 24 hours of their conception. People couldn’t get enough of them. And did I mention how easy they are?! Cinnamon sugar is pretty much my favorite flavor combo (duh), and these baked donuts are no exception!

The softest and most addicting Snickerdoodle Donuts. Oh yeah, and they're baked!

So go ahead. Make these donuts. You will not be disappointed.

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Snickerdoodle Donuts

The softest and most addicting Snickerdoodle Donuts. Oh yeah, and they're baked!

These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are soft, moist, delicious and easy to make. They’re the perfect special breakfast treat for a weekend…or any day of the week 🙂

  • Author: Sarah Crawford
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
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Ingredients

For the donuts

  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • donut pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a standard sized donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine egg, yogurt, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing until just combined. Mixture will be slightly lumpy and thick.
  3. Spoon batter into a large ziplock bag and cut a ½ inch hole in one corner, creating a makeshift piping bag. Pipe the dough into the donut molds, filling ¾ of the way to the top of the molds. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before coating with cinnamon sugar.
  4. To make the cinnamon sugar, combine both ingredients in a shallow bowl. Using a small brush, brush each donut with the melted butter, then dip each side into the sugar mixture. I dipped each donut in twice for an extra sugary coating 🙂 Serve!

Keywords: baked cinnamon sugar donuts, easy cinnamon sugar donuts, healthy cinnamon sugar donuts

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These baked cinnamon sugar donuts are seriously delicious!

56 comments

Zainab
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My oh my!! I really do NEED these this weekend 😉 Baked donuts are just the best!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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There is nothing better. Nuthin.

Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
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Goodness, these are gorgeous girl!! I have a weakness for baked donuts and snickerdoodle ones? Yuuuhhhss!! <3

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yaaahahahah!!!

Renee @ Awesome on 20
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Yummy!!! I have a donut pan, but I hardly ever use it. Must try these.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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MUST MUST MUST. You will love them!

Kelley @ Chef Savvy
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These doughnuts are beautiful Sarah! Love that they are baked and not fried!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Kelley! With donut pans, it is almost too easy!

cupcake recipes
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I have a weakness about baking Donuts, maybe this time with your instructions I will make it 😉

Karina
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Oh Sarah! They look so fluffy! I haven’t tried snickerdoodles. It’s not something we have over here, but cinnamon sugar flavoured anything is a good thing, right?
I’ll try a low carb version of this for sure!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh you TOTALLY should!

Annette
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On the off chance these aren’t gobbled up the second I bake them, do you know how long these will keep and would you recommend just putting them in an air tight container?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Annette! These will last up to 4 days, and you should definitely put them in an airtight container. They will get softer as the days go on, but stay just as delicious as day 1 🙂

Laurie B.
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Just made these tonight and they are absolutely delicious! I did add a teaspoon of cream of tartar for that snickerdoodle flavor. I will definitively make these again!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh amazing! Thank you so much, Laurie!

AngelCarolina
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Too salty. I’d decrease the salt to at least 1/2 tsp. Maybe more. Otherwise, great recipe!

Beth
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I made these just now. Very easy to make. Comes out light and cakey. Just a little note: to make it easier, don’t brush on butter, dip the donuts in the butter to coat the entire surface. Set on a rack. Once all are coated in butter, completely immerse in cinnamon sugar mixture. I did that 2nd step twice 🙂

Sofi | Broma Bakery
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Hey Beth! Great idea! Happy these turned out well for you 🙂

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