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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  1. Jenna @ A Savory Feast says

    I love how simple this recipe is! Gourmet donuts are amazing, but there is something special about the classed cinnamon sugar. I just love my donut pan! I can’t wait to try this recipe in it.

    • 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.

  2. Asharae @ This Wild Season says

    These look so delicious! Don’t you just love having a donut pan?? I’ve been meaning to get mine back out lately – this might be just the inspiration I needed!

    • Susannah says

      I SO do, Asharae! My doughnut pan was the best investment. I hope you get yours out soon! (And maybe have me over when you do?!)

  3. 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!

    • Susannah says

      Yeah! I’m also a bit scared of frying. But baking is just fine! I hope you like this kind. Thanks for stopping by, Annie!

  4. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says

    Yummmmmmm! Why don’t you live closer? I could go for one of these donuts right now!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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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