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A donut covered in cinnamon sugar on a white and light blue plate.
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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Tender cinnamon-spiced baked doughnuts, with a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 + (see notes)
Calories 353kcal



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg optional
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


For the doughnuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 1 doughnut pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In a separate bowl whisk egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the doughnut pan*, filling each a little more than three-quarters full. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the doughnuts comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove the doughnuts from the pan.

For the topping:

  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a sauté pan.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Dip each doughnut in the melted butter and then into the cinnamon sugar.Repeat on both sides.


*A note on using up extra batter: After filling my doughnut pan, which holds 6 doughnuts, I still had a little extra batter leftover. I put the remaining batter in my mini muffin pan and I was able to make about 6 "doughnut holes." These bake in a little less time than the doughnuts (about 8-10 minutes). Dip them in the melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar topping also.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 140mg | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.2mg