My love of donuts knows no bounds. When my husband and I visited San Francisco we designed our own donut crawl to see the city. That’s how we roll. From the time I was a little girl growing up on the cape, cinnamon sugar donuts were my absolute favorite. I love how the cinnamon and sugar melt into the warm donut and then it all just melts in your mouth.
My husband and stepson share my donut infatuation and we love driving out to the apple orchards in the fall for apple cider donuts and even visiting our local neighborhood places. But it’s so cold here this winter…and it;s hard to convince me to take a walk outside when it’s not even 20 degrees. (even when the destination is donuts)
On a whim last weekend, I bought a donut pan. I wasn’t sure if there was any way a baked donut could satisfy my family’s donut cravings, but it was worth a shot! This turned out to be a fantastic purchase and I’ve since sent donut pans to my mom and a few friends so we can swap donut recipes.
The great thing about baked donuts is they come together really fast and only require 10 mins of bake time. I used Chobani coconut yogurt. (No this isn’t a sponsor…it just happened to be in the fridge because it’s a go-to snack of mine) If you don’t have coconut yogurt, I’m sure plain or vanilla yogurt would work great in this recipe. That means they’re ready for me to devour before I even start my second cup of coffee.Print
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 25 min
- Yield: 8 donuts 1x
- Category: Breakfast
These easy baked cinnamon and sugar donuts come together quickly and are a delicious weekend morning delight.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup coconut yogurt (you can substitute plain yogurt)
- 1/4 vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix together dry ingredients for donut
3. Mix together wet ingedients for donut
4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
5. Grease the donut pan.
6. Scoop ingredients into a gallon ziplock container.
7. Cut off the corner of the bag and pipe the dough into the donut pan.
8. Bake for 10 minutes. After the donuts come out of the oven, let them cool for 3-5 minutes.
9. While the donuts are cooling, melt the butter and in a separate bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
10. Dunk the donuts in butter and then dredge through the cinnamon and sugar. Make sure they are evenly coated.
Mix your dry ingredients and your wet ingredients separately before combining them together. Your batter will be a bit lumpy. It’s okay! Don’t overmix it or you’ll get a funky texture!
If you don’t have almond extract, vanilla works also!
Keywords: Donuts, Baked Donuts, Cinnamon Donuts
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