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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Classic cinnamon sugar donuts baked instead of fried. So you can eat 2 (or more) and not feel bad.


Hiiii :) I’m back! My waistline is tighter, my skin is bronze scorched, and I’m so not in the mood to be at work today. However, these donuts may or may not make up for my post-vaca depression. Best $9 investment: a donut pan.

I’m slightly embarrassed to even admit to y’all what I ate this long weekend. I’d be healthy in the mornings with Chobani and fruit but by mid-day, I’d be snacking on chips, cookies, popcorn, soda, and mixed nuts on the beach. I even ate cereal out of a solo cup. I almost poured milk in too. Have you ever eaten cereal out of a cup? I felt like I was reliving my college days. Let’s face it, I don’t think I can ever eat healthy when I’m vacation. I try so hard to but then my mind automatically goes “hey, you’re on vacation, live it up a lil” so I guess mind over matter.

Of course coming back from vacation also means I shove these sugar-laden donuts in your face. They are so totally worth getting all up in your face. I made 6 of them and had three. I promised myself I’d give four away after Jason and I ate one but then right before going to bed, I snuck one in, and then ate another in the morning before work. Okay, so I suck at promises to myself. But they’re baked so that totally makes up for it, right?

You need to get some of these in your life. They aren’t dry and crumbly like you would think baked donuts are, they’re definitely chewy and dense. So unbelievably good with the cinnamon sugar on top. Hands down one of my favorite flavor donuts!

Peace out Dunkin’ Donuts!

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

A classic cinnamon sugar donut but baked!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 6 donuts
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

For the donuts

  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted

For the cinnamon sugar topping

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease your donut pan and set aside.
  • In a large measuring cup, combine the milk and vinegar and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bow, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Stir in the egg and melted butter into the milk and vinegar mixture. Then pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
  • Transfer batter to donut pan. You can use a spoon to spoon the dough into the individual cavities or put it in a ziploc bag, cut the corner of it, and pipe it into the cavities.
  • Bake for 7 minutes. Let cool in pan for 1-2 minutes when done and remove from pan and set on wire rack to cool completely.
  • In the meantime, in a small microwave safe bowl, melt 2 tbsp. of butter.
  • In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix together.
  • When donuts are done cooling, brush one half of the donut with the melted butter and dip that side into the cinnamon sugar. Place back on wire rack. Repeat until all donuts have been covered with cinnamon sugar.
  • These donuts taste best the day of but you can still eat them the day after. I wouldn't keep them longer than two days.

Notes

Donut base from Southern Pink Lemonade
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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SuzieQ

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

Hi there, I tried baking these but they didn't brown up at all. The texture and taste were great. It's just that they were not the least bit brown just white.

Julie

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

Hi, they aren't supposed to be brown :) if you look at the photos, you'll see the ring of white around the center. Mine were fairly white too. The brown you see is from the cinnamon sugar mixture that it's dipped in.

Tammy

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

Looks sooo yummy, but I'm kinda scared of the vinegar part....can you taste it?

Julie

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Hi Tammy! No, you cannot taste the vinegar part at all! The ratio of the rest of the batter to the vinegar is so minimal that you won't be able to :)

Jessica

Monday 26th of November 2012

I just made these BUT unfortunately I don't have a donut pan (yet!) so I made them in a muffin tin...cooked them slightly longer and they came out amazing! They had peaks on them and had the consistency of donuts but kind of looked like muffins. Anyways, they were absolutely delicious and I had more than I care to admit...lol but THANK YOU for the amazing recipe!

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts — Koko Likes

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

[...] Adapted from Table For Two. [...]

Toni

Monday 17th of September 2012

Oh man, I would love to know the nutritional information on these!!

Julie

Tuesday 18th of September 2012

Hi Toni! I wish I had the time to figure it out, but I can't imagine them being more than 200-250 calories each cause they're baked!