Who doesn’t enjoy cinnamon donuts?
These incredibly soft and fluffy baked donuts are a great choice, whether served with a hot cup of coffee for the morning or on their own as an afternoon snack.
Guests will believe that they just left a posh bakery or café. However, you may easily make the recipe in your kitchen.
Why You Should Try This Recipe
I’m confident that you’ll adore this recipe for baked cinnamon sugar donuts because:
- It has the ideal texture—moist, thick, and soft. These cinnamon-sweetened baked donuts retain their moisture for days. The sweet, sour, and spicy cinnamon sugar coating goes incredibly well with how wonderfully soft and fluffy they bake up.
- A cinnamon flavor. The cinnamon sugar is flavored with ground cinnamon and baked into the cinnamon doughnuts. Every bite of these cooked donuts is flavored with sweet and spicy cinnamon.
- Few ingredients, simple to make. The same basic materials used to make muffins are also utilized to produce these handmade baked donuts. No special equipment is required for this cinnamon and sugar doughnut recipe; just some straightforward mixing, baking and rolling.
Can I use a Different Pan for Baking These Cinnamon Rolls?
Yes! Use a muffin pan in its place if you don’t have a donut pan but still want to make these maple doughnuts! A 12-cup muffin tray should be filled ¾ of the way whole. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes at 350 F (177 C) or until the muffin tops spring back when lightly touched.
What Distinguishes Baked Donuts from Fried Donuts?
Yeast is used to making fried donuts. When fried in hot oil, they become fluffy and light. Baked donuts rely on leaveners like baking powder to provide some lift because they have a denser, more cake-like structure.
- Let the baked cinnamon-sugar doughnuts reach room temperature.
- Then remove any extra donuts and put them in a jar with parchment paper between them to prevent them from sticking together.
- To prevent soggy donuts the next day, close the container while allowing a tiny gap to let any extra moisture out.
- Donuts can be kept in the container for one or two days at room temperature. After this period, I advise completely covering and cooling (or freezing) for optimum freshness.
- Before consuming frozen doughnuts, thaw them in the microwave or counter.
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- 1 cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (measured solid, then melted)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp unsalred butter melted
- Preheat youroven to 350 ºF.
- Generously grease a donut pan with cooking spray.
- For donuts: ina large-sized bowl, place almond flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and saltand mix well.
- In anotherbowl, add eggs, milk, butter and vanilla extract and beat until well blended.
- In the bowl offlour mixture, add the egg mixture and mix until well blended.
- Place themixture into the prepared donut holes about ¾ of the way full.
- Bake forapproximately 22-28 minutes.
- Remove thedonut pan from oven and place onto a cooling rack to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, forcoating: in a small-sized bowl, add sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
- Carefully remove the donuts from pan and transfer onto a cutting board.
- Coat the donutswith melted butter evenly and then roll into cinnamon sugar.
- Serve immediately.