Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts


I wasn’t able to take as many photos of these delicious donuts as I would have hoped because of the terrible lighting and bad weather on Columbus Day weekend in New Hampshire, but I had to share because they’re that good!

I recently picked up a donut pan from Goodwill and have been dying to make baked donuts! Awhile back, I made baked gluten free donuts with my friend Lauren (recipe here), and since I got my own pan, I had been on the lookout for the perfect recipe. I was having trouble finding the right baked donut recipe, and A Happy Food Dance’s recipe was just that! My family loved the donuts, and it was the perfect rainy day activity. Can’t wait to make more!

Donuts (Makes around 8):
+   5 tablespoons butter, softened
+   ½ cup sugar
+   1 egg
+   ½ cup milk
+   1 teaspoon vanilla
+   1 tablespoon baking powder
+   ½ teaspoon salt
+   1½ cups all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
¼ cup butter, melted
+   mixture of equal parts cinnamon and white sugar – most likely about a ½ cup of each
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly oil donut pan
  3. In a medium bowl, combined baking powder, salt and flour. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, add egg, milk and vanilla and beat mixture lightly. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. (*Note, I didn’t have a stand mixer, but here are great instructions on creaming together butter and sugar by hand)
  6. Add the wet ingredients in two parts, alternating with the dry ingredients and finish by beating until everything in just combined.
  7. Transfer the dough to a large ziplock baggie with the tip cut off. Pipe into the donut pan, filling only ½ the way full.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack allowing to cool just enough to handle.
  10. While the donuts are baking, melt butter. In another bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar together for the topping,
  11. Dip each donut in the butter and then roll in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. You may have to use a spoon to add more of the mixture on top of the donut. Flip over, and spoon over as much of the mixture as desired.
  12. Enjoy! 🙂

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