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

Servings 12
Calories 273 kcal
Chef Julia - Mom on the Run x2


  • 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


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

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5.8g36%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38.2mg13%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 43.5g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.