Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts |Mini Van Dreams

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

I love a good donut.  Throw in a delicious, sugary topping and I am all for it!  Of course, donuts are usually fried and really aren’t that good for you.  But, my recipe for baked cinnamon sugar donuts is a delicious alternative!  They don’t even taste like they are baked!  They do take a bit to make, but they are SOOOOOO worth it.  Enjoy!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts via Mini Van Dreams

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts


  • Donuts
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Place 1/4 cup of the warm milk in the bowl of a bread maker. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk. Let set for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining milk, sugar and butter. Add to the yeast mixture.
  • Stir gently to combine slightly.
  • Add egg and stir until incorporated.
  • Add the flour, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Set the bread machine on the dough setting and let it do its thing.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Roll the dough out into 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Using a donut cutter (or two different-sized circle cookie cutters), cut out donuts until there isn't any dough left.
  • Place the donuts on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, about 2 inches apart.
  • Cover with a clean towel and allow to sit for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 7 minutes until lightly golden brown. Do not overbake.
  • Remove the donuts and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place melted butter in shallow bowl. Mix sugar and cinnamon together.
  • Dip the donuts halfway into the butter, then immediately into the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Allow to set an additional 5 minutes and enjoy!


Nutrition calculated using generic ingredients and Spark People's recipe nutrition calculator. Please recalculate using your specific ingredients.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 38.2mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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