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These baked cinnamon sugar donuts are soft, chewy and delightfully sweet. Try baking these simple donuts and have fresh, warm dessert ready as you wish.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Warm, fresh and cinnamon sugar donuts that are soft and tasty, and they are baked!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Author sanna


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 extra large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 and 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For dipping the donuts

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter melted, (1 stick)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Spray 2 donut pans ( 6-cavity pans) with baking spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder in a large bowl. In  another bowl, combine the egg, vanilla extract, milk and melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients just until everything is combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pans until they are almost full. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of donuts should come out clean. The tops are just very lightly browned. Let the donut cool in the pans for 5 minutes then transfer them into a baking sheet.

Dip the Donuts in Cinnamon Sugar

  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a plate.
  • While slightly warm, dip the donuts in the melted butter, then dip one side of donuts in the cinnamon - sugar mixture. Serve donuts warm and store leftovers in a covered container.


Recipe adapted from Food Network