Cinnamon Sugar Donuts


Indulge in the nostalgic delight of homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. These fluffy, golden rings of perfection are a treat for all ages, bringing the classic flavor of cinnamon and sugar to your kitchen. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an anytime snack, these donuts are sure to become a family favorite.

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 12 donuts
  • Serving Size: 1 donut

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g


  • For the donuts:
    • 250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
    • 60ml (1/4 cup) buttermilk
    • 2 large eggs
    • 60g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the cinnamon sugar coating:
    • 100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
    • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F).
  2. Lightly grease a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Avoid over-mixing.
  6. Transfer the batter to a piping bag or a large zip-top bag with the corner snipped off.
  7. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about three-quarters full.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the donuts are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. In a shallow bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the coating.
  11. While the donuts are still slightly warm, lightly brush each one with melted butter and then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture, ensuring an even coat.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for the best results.
  • Do not overfill the donut cavities to avoid the donuts spilling over.
  • If you don't have a donut pan, you can use a muffin tin and create the donut hole by inserting a small ball of aluminum foil in the center of each cavity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these donuts gluten-free?

  • Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a 1:1 gluten-free baking flour.

Can I fry these donuts instead of baking them?

  • This recipe is designed for baking. Frying may alter the texture and consistency, but you can try frying similar dough recipes made for frying.

How should I store the donuts?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze them for up to 2 months.

Dive into the cozy, sweet embrace of Cinnamon Sugar Donuts with every bite. Perfectly soft on the inside and delightfully crispy on the outside, these donuts are the epitome of comfort food. Share them with friends and family, or keep them all to yourself – we won't judge!