Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Donuts
May 19, 2021
Donuts
May 19, 2021

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Total time: 25 min

These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are soft, moist, delicious and easy to make. They’re the perfect special breakfast treat for

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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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!

Ingredients for baked cinnamon sugar donuts

The batter for these baked cinnamon sugar donuts comes together as quickly as pancakes or muffin batter and is made with pantry staples. I love this cinnamon sugar donut recipe because I can throw it together on a whim without having to run to the store. Here’s your shopping list:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Yogurt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Butter

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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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

5 from 4 reviews

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 🙂

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
  • 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
Scale:
  • 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

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, healthy

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These baked cinnamon sugar donuts are seriously delicious!

— STILL HUNGRY? —

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  1. These are so good….just to maybe help others out, with my Wilton pan this recipe only makes about 7 donuts. I don’t think I fill them too much either. Also, I find it easier to just pick the dough up with my hand and pull and move it around the pan vs putting it in a ziploc bag. Lastly, I use greek sigigs vanilla yogurt because I didn’t have plain and it works great.

  2. The two of us could eat 12 donuts at one sitting but that’s obviously not a good idea. Can the mix be held overnight or would it be better to just halve it for 6 donuts? Can’t wait to try these. Our favorite bakery has closed and we’ve been missing our cinnamon donut fix. Thanks for any info!

    • hi Stephanie! Absolutely–we love your feedback 🙂 Most of our donut recipes on the site are baked if youre looking for some more options!

  3. These donuts were amazing and perfect!! I made a batch of 24 for my family and they were all gone within minutes. I didn’t have any plain yogurt at home with me so I used half sour cream and half vanilla yogurt. 1000/10 recommend!!!