Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are a healthier donut that you’re going to love! They bake up in no time and are absolutely delicious!
What are baked cinnamon sugar donuts?
These donuts are so easy to make with only a few ingredients! If I’m making donuts I definitely prefer to make baked ones as these have so much flavor, being dipped in the cinnamon sugar coating. Seeing as they’re baked, they’re a healthy baked donut alternative to the fried variety.
How to make buttermilk
For most of us, having buttermilk on hand isn’t common. But never fear! Here are a bunch of ways that you can make a mixture that will act just like buttermilk in your recipes.
- Vinegar or Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon of either per 1 cup of milk
- Cream of Tartar: 1 ¾ teaspoons of cream of tartar to your recipe per 1 cup of milk. (Cream of tartar will clump when added to milk, so it’s best to add this to the dry ingredients instead)
- Sour Cream: ¾ cup of sour cream whisked with ¼ cup milk or water
- Plain Yogurt: ¾ cup plain yogurt whisked with ¼ cup milk or water
🥘 Ingredients for this recipe
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- canola oil
- cinnamon sugar
🔪 Instructions for this recipe
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with non-stick.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk eggs, vanilla and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until combined.
- Fill each donut cavity ¾ of the way full with the batter.
- Bake for 12 minutes, then remove from the oven and let sit in the pan for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour cinnamon sugar into a bowl and add each donut, tossing to coat in the mixture.
Tips and FAQ’s for baked donuts
- If you have self-rising flour, you can use that instead of the flour/baking powder/salt.
- Transfering the batter to a piping bag or ziplock bag with the tip cut off makes it really easy to fill the cavities of the donut pan.
- Don’t have a donut pan? Turn these into donut holes by using a mini muffin pan and filling each cavity ¾ of the way full.
Improv Cooking Challenge
The ingredients January’s Improv Cooking challenge are buttermilk and flour. Check out what the other bloggers have made.
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- Batter Fried Herbed Chicken Wings by Sneha’s Recipe
- Buttermilk Pancakes by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Kodhuma Dosa / Wholewheat Crepes by Magical Ingredients
- Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts By Cookaholic Wife
- Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie by Making Miracles
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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
- donut pan
For the Donuts
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup canola oil or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
For the Coating
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, canola oil and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
- Scoop batter into the prepare donut pan, filling each cavity ¾ of the way full.
- Bake for 12 minutes, then remove from the oven and let donuts sit in the pan for 2-3 minutes.
- Combine cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. Remove donuts from the pan and toss in the cinnamon sugar until coated.
- Donuts are best enjoyed same day but will keep in a sealed container for 2-3 days.
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