Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts


By now if you've been with us since the beginning, you know that I am an avid donut fan. I rarely go to dunkin for a coffee without pairing it with some kind of munchkin or donut, and if I'm downtown anywhere and there is a donut shop of sorts- count me in! That being said, this is our third donut recipe to date and honestly, might be my favorite.

The inspiration for this donut recipe came from the cozy, wintery vibes that I believe cinnamon sugar brings! This recipe has the same base as our former donut recipes, with a few minor tweaks, making them just right.

cinnamon sugar baked donuts

Perfectly golden

First things first. I changed the oven temp from 350 to 375 from our previous donut recipes. This will reduce the cooking time slightly, allowing the donuts to cook thoroughly without the tops getting too, too brown. After you preheat the oven, you'll simply combine the dry ingredients, whisking them together in a medium sized bowl.

Next, you will combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (whisking again here). You will then gradually combine the dry ingredient mixture with the wet ingredients, stirring to combine.


  • First the dry ingredients...
  • Then the wet ingredients...
  • Then very gradually combine!

The easiest recipe that leaves you with these classic, simple, delicious donuts!

cinnamon sugar donuts

You will then pour the batter into your greased donut pan. I use silicone donut molds and I highly recommend them! They make it so easy to pop the donuts out once they are done baking and cooled and they still give your donuts that perfect donut shape. Then you're donuts will be ready to pop in the oven!

With a bake time of 12-15 minutes, they're easy and speedy

cinnamon sugar baked donuts with coff

While they are baking, whip up your glaze with just the three ingredients. Once your glaze is ready and your donuts are done baking, the real process begins. Just kidding...but this part can get a tad messy. Once your donuts are fully cooled, pop them out of the molds and dip the whole donut in the glaze. Lift the donut up and allow the excess glaze to drip off. Then roll the whole donut in the additional cinnamon sugar. Place on a plate and allow time for the light layer of glaze to harden and for the cinnamon and sugar to stick.

You will now have 12 little, perfectly round cinnamon and sugar donuts! Cake-y and delicious, these donuts pair perfectly with a glass of milk or cup of coffee.

Recipe Details:

Servings: 12 donuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts

The classic baked donut with a cinnamon sugar topping and a simple glaze. Not too small and not too big, these cinnamon sugar baked donuts will satisfy your sweet tooth for dessert or pair perfectly with a cup of coffee for brunch.




  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 eggs


  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon and sugar for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, butter, vanilla extract, canola oil, and eggs.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, whisking to combine.
  5. Scoop batter into greased donut pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While donuts are baking, combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract for the glaze.
  7. Let donuts cool before removing them from the pan and dipping them in the glaze. Top with cinnamon and sugar.

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April 6, 2022
Whilst i’m yet to try your recipe (and I will xx) My donuts always rise like a cake on top :-( how can i avoid this please?
Thanks so much for your comment! We find that not over-mixing the flour mixture and wet ingredients together helps ensure they won't be too dense. To help ensure they keep their donut shape, we recommend only filling each donut cup of a donut pan about halfway full. Hope you love these if you try them!