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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are a healthier donut that you're going to love! They bake up in no time and are absolutely delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Baking & Sweets, Donuts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 inutes or less, baked donuts, cinnamon sugar
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 181kcal
Author: NicholeL


  • donut pan


For the Donuts

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Coating

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 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.


If you don't have buttermilk on hand, use 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Let sit 5 minutes before adding to the recipe. 
No donut pan? Use a mini muffin pan and make donut holes instead. 


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg