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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts stacked on a plate.

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are soft and fluffy, baked, not fried and coated with cinnamon sugar. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon sugar donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 198 kcal
Author Anna


for the donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar + 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk + 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

for the coating:

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk, egg and oil.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Place the batter in a ziploc bag and close. Snip one corner of the bag.
  7. Pipe the batter out into the prepared pan, filling the donut cavities 2/3 full.
  8. Bake the donuts for 8 to 9 minutes (for me the magic number was 9). The bottom of the donuts should be golden brown and the tops should be light.
  9. Cool the donuts in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer onto a cooling rack.
  10. Cool completely before coating.
  11. In a shallow dish, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
  12. Place the melted butter in another shallow dish.
  13. Dip each donut (the lighter side) in butter, then in cinnamon sugar. Place back on the rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can easily double the recipe. You will need 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and 3/4 cup of buttermilk.
  2. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 173IU3%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.