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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

  • Author: Browned Butter Blondie
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


Homemade cinnamon sugar donuts make a delicious and easy breakfast treat warm from the oven. This recipe is simple to bake in thirty minutes or less with basic pantry ingredients and no frying.



For Donuts

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup buttermilk, stirred to loosen
  • 4 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tsp vanilla

For Topping

  • 1 granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, ore more if desired
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour (spooned and leveled), baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, brown sugar, and buttermilk together until smooth
  5. Add melted butter and vanilla, mix until combined
  6. Pour wet ingredients over the flour mixture and mix until just combined
  7. Do not over mix
  8. Spoon batter directly into donut pan holes or alternatively, scoop dough into a ziplock bag to pipe into donut pan
  9. Fill donut holes about 3/4 full
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges of donuts are golden brown
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 3-5 minutes
  12. Transfer to cooling rack and bake remaining batter
  13. For topping, mix cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow bowl
  14. Brush all sides and center of donut with melted butter and dunk the donut in the cinnamon sugar mixture
  15. Turn donut over and cover opposite side
  16. Best served immediately