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Baked Cinnamon Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Donuts that melt in your mouth are so easy to make home. Are ready in less than 30 minutes and the cinnamon sugar makes them irresistible! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 22 donuts
Calories 97kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • Donut pan


For the donuts

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 extra-large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the topping

  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Making the donuts

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray donut pans with the baking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until just combined and dissolving all lumps.
  • Add the batter into the donut baking molds, filling each one about three-quaters full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the donuts are lightly browned.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on donut pan before removing them.

Making the topping

  • In a small saute pan, melt the butter, removing the white foam from the butter with a spoon as it forms.In a small bowl, combine the sugar & cinnamon.
  • Brush each donut (not all at once) with the melted butter or dip each donut first in the butter and then in the cinnamon sugar, on one or both sides. Your choice ;)


  • The recipe calls for 1 extra large egg. Since I only buy large eggs (and they seem to be getting smaller & smaller), I added 1.5 large eggs instead. How do you do half an egg you may ask? Well, the first egg I add in a bowl, whisk it, then remove half of the mix just by eyeballing it. Just do the best you can and will still turnout alright. 
  • When mixing the melted butter with the egg & milk, make sure the butter is cooled off. If you add it when it's hot, the egg will turn into custard and you definitely don't want that! 
  • The best part of this recipe is that there is no electric mixer involved! Clean up is a breeze! 
  • Baking time always vary depending on the oven so start keeping an eye on it starting at the 17 minute mark.  


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 42mg