baked cinnamon sugar donuts

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My guy and I love a good donut. Especially one coated in the delight of cinnamon and sugar. I’ve tried making some baked donuts before with no fail, but they just didn’t live up to their fried friends.
I have to warn you though, this recipe is trouble. As in, these are too easy to make and taste even better than the ones I was already loving at a shop near our apartment. They have the perfect sweetness and cakey crumb.

Like I said. Trouble.

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Since it’s Valentine’s this weekend, I decided to make a few chocolate coated ones with little loving messages done in icing sugar and water. Too easy.

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Makes 6

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 large egg
1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tbsp honey
1/4 milk
1/4 cup greek yogurt
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

1 cup white superfine sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
coconut oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a non-stick donut pan with cooking spray.

In a medium size bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg and set aside.
In a small bowl whisk together the wet ingredients and stir into the dry mixture (the mixture will be fairly thick). Scoop the mixture into a piping bag or zip lock bag with one of the corners snipped and pipe the mixture into the donut pan. This mixture will make exactly six donuts so don’t go too crazy pipping a lot into one donut.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Pop your donuts out onto a wire rack to let cool. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Spay a donut lightly with coconut oil cooking spray and coat in the cinnamon sugar mix.


  1. Michaela says

    I love how simple this recipe is! The pictures you guys take are outstanding, defiantly eye catching and makes me want to learn how to photograph my food products just like you! After reading a few of your recipes that were gluten free and vegan, I was hoping this one would be as well, although I know that may be kind of hard with the flour for the texture you would expect for donuts! Maybe one day giving it a try would be cool!

  2. Cheryl says

    These look delicious – I love love donuts! What did you use for the chocolate coating?
    (and I’m assuming that is it 1/4 cup of milk?)

    • says

      Hey Cheryl!


      Yes, thats 1/4 cup of milk. Thanks for pointing that out!

      For the chocolate glaze I just did a simple ganache. 2 parts chocolate, 1 part cream and heated the cream in the pot until a simmer then added the chocolate until it melted and went smooth.

      Happy Baking!

  3. Kassia says

    Hey im just wondering for the greek yogurt did you use plain or vanilla? Im planning on making these this weekend!

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