Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are the most amazing breakfast treat. Quick and easy, they’re a lovely way to welcome to overnight guests! 

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — the loveliest breakfast treat. (

You guys, I am obsessed with my new donut pan. It’s so easy to whip up hot, delicious doughnuts for breakfast. Possibly faster than a trip to Krispy Kreme. Don’t get me wrong — I love fried, restaurant-made, yeast doughnuts as much as the next person. But sometimes you need a homemade option.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — the loveliest breakfast treat. (

These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are the answer. And they’re lovely if you’re having family or friends in town and you want to show them hospitality with a homemade breakfast. Or make a whole dozen for yourself. (I won’t judge you.)

But trust me when I say that if you share these doughnuts, your friends will love you forever. Who could say no to homemade doughnuts?!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — the loveliest breakfast treat. (

I decided to try a doughnut-pan version of my Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins. It’s an easy recipe, and the biggest difference is that I used the doughnut pan instead of a muffin. They’re spongy, fluffy doughnuts and they bake fast. Next, you’ll flash-dunk them in melted butter — while they’re hot — and roll them in cinnamon sugar. And then devour them. They’ll be gone in no time!

Not a cinnamon fan? You could certainly make them and them in a sugary glaze or chocolate icing. Or plain powdered sugar. Or a flavored sugar like this Homemade Lavender Sugar.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — the loveliest breakfast treat. (

Next time you have family or friends visiting, you absolutely must make them these Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. Just trust me.

P.S. That donut pan is an affiliate link. But I just really love it. Treat yo’self. (I did.)

P.P.S. Don’t you just love that pretty blue mug? It was a gift from my talented friend Erika Gibson.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — the loveliest breakfast treat. ( Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — the loveliest breakfast treat. (

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — the loveliest breakfast treat. (

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make delicious hot doughnuts for the weekend, right at home!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Another 1/4 cup butter, melted, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 6-cavity doughnut pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and nutmeg.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut pan, filling each cup half-full. (Be careful not to cover the center hole.) Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15, or until tops are golden brown. Remove doughnuts from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing the doughnuts from their cups. Let cool 5 more minutes on a wire rack.
  5. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl until combined. Melt 1/4 cup butter. Working one at a time, quickly dip each doughnut into the melted butter, then roll the doughnut in the bowl of cinnamon sugar and coat thoroughly. Gently shake off any excess sugar. Set on a wire rack until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

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    • Susannah says

      I know! Cinnamon sugar doughnuts are so good. I always get one when I buy a dozen, but having a dozen of homemade ones is even better if you ask me.

  1. Annie says

    Omg these look soooo good! I’ve tried to make doughnuts once and it was really difficult – but this looks much simpler so I’m excited to try!

  2. laurasmess says

    Donuts are my husband’s favourite. He searches every cafe high and low for them, and he’s making a mental list of the world’s best (in his well-researched opinion, haha!). These look delicious. I’ve never actually made donuts myself (partly because I don’t have a deep fryer OR a baking pan for them) but you’ve inspired me to give them a go. Love your photos! x

  3. Mary says

    I really want to try this recipe – looks good and very easy, but I don’t have a donut pan – what’s the alternative – I live in UK and never seen a donut pan. Thank you.

  4. shweta says

    Lovely recipe…..I m trying to find simple non egg recipe for Donuts as my kid loves them….TIA going to try for sure 🙂

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