Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Sunday, 27 July 2014



Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

If you want your house to smell like your favourite bakery, than this is the recipe for you! Light and fluffy sweet cinnamon donuts baked in the oven and then generously rolled in cinnamon sugar. Donuts are my favourite and I love glazed donuts but some days, a soft cinnamon donut is the perfect afternoon treat.

These donuts are so easy to throw together, you can impress your guests for afternoon tea in no time at all. No frying and no oil. Plus it uses basic baking ingredients so you may even have everything in your cupboard to make these right now! Just make sure you have time to sit down and enjoy one of these fresh out of the oven, while they are still warm.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

SWEET MENU'S OWN BAKED CINNAMON SUGAR DONUTS

Makes 9 donuts

Ingredients
Donuts
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
70 grams unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
Cinnamon sugar topping
40 grams unsalted butter
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Lightly grease your donut pan. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined, then add the egg and beat for another minute or so. Add half the flour mixture and half the milk and gently stir, before adding the remaining flour and milk.

Place the mixture into each hole in the donut pan. Be careful not to overfill, each hole only needs to be about half full. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and melt the butter. Once the donuts are ready, take them out of the oven and gently transfer to a wire rack. Using a pastry brush, brush each donut, one at a time, with butter and then generously coat with the cinnamon sugar.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts


29 comments:

  1. I need a donut pan...and that is a fact! I love the smell of cinnamon baking! These look amazing!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! And yes, the donut pan is definitely a wise investment :)

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  2. Yum, these look absolutely delicious :D I need to break out my donut pan, it has been way too long. Great photos! Love that huge stack of donuts...is there anything better in the world?

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    1. Thanks Denise! It was a pretty fun shot to capture before they all toppled over :)

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  3. I so have to try and make these as baked doughnuts sound like a seriously good and healthy option :)

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  4. These look so incredibly good! I love making baked donuts, but haven't made good old cinnamon sugar ones. That coating makes them look even more irresistible!

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  5. These seem so easy to make!! And I definitely want my house to smell like a bakery!

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    1. They are really easy to make Lauren! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  6. Oh heck yeah to these donuts! Pinning because these are going into my belly!

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  7. This is my kind of doughnut - I want to make these in muffin tins too, or do little doughnut holes!

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  8. Look like the leaning tower of donuts! Love it. They look so good covered in that cinnamon sugar.

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  9. These look SOOOO beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat! I'm sure your house smelled amazing.

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  10. These donuts look absolutely perfect! Yum! I love anything covered in cinnamon and sugar!

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  11. These are gorgeous! How can anyone resist donuts covered in cinnamon and sugar? I can't wait until my next tea party. These will be on the menu for sure!

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    1. Thanks Connie! I know I can't resist :)

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  12. I keep meaning to make some baked donuts (I need a donut pan) and this recipe sounds great. The cinnamon would make it perfect for Christmas time.

    Dannii - www.hungryhealthyhappy.com

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  13. Holy gorgeousness! I am a sucker for baked pillowy donuts - especially cinnamon sugared ones! Love the pics Jessica :)

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  14. Out of all the donut recipes I've posted, I've never done a cinnamon sugar donut, but now I am craving one!!

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  15. Yum, so pretty! I need to buy a donut pan asap :)

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  16. I'd seriously eat 10 of these no problem!! YUM.

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  17. Oh my heaven! These look ridiculously delicious!! I want my house to smell like a bakery AND I want to devour these. :)
    Tina from www.tinaschic.com

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  18. Oh my goshhhhhh! These doughnuts look phenomenal! I can't stand it! Doughnuts are my ultimate weakness. I would wolf these down happily!

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  19. This reminds me to start baking some donuts! I haven`t done so in ages! Gorgeous looking donuts, Jess! Yummm, warm donuts. ;)

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  20. I can never resist doughnuts, and these look fantastic! My afternoon would be made perfect if I had one of these to go with a cup of tea.

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  21. This is one of my fall favorites!!!

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