Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts


It’s the weekend so of course that means you need to treat yourself to a delicious dessert of some sort, and in this case dessert for breakfast! I finally bought a couple of mini doughnut pans this week so I decided to put them to good use and make these soft and fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts! They are little bites of heaven and isn’t everything just better in miniaturized form?

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These are more similar to the texture of a cupcake vs. that of a heavy cake doughnut, which I personally loved. I originally made them the heavier way, then dunked them in butter after baking and cinnamon sugar – but that was just too much for me. The cinnamon sugar coating was much too thick for their size, so instead I made a buttery donut batter then immediately dipped them warm from the oven in the cinnamon sugar coating and voila! You get a deliciously tender tiny little donut coated in just the right amount of cinnamon sugar for their size. These soft cinnamony cake donuts are sure to please!  I mean who could resist?

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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts



  • 1 1/2 cups (214g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 10 Tbsp (140g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (110g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk


  • 6 Tbsp (82g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer whip together butter and sugar until slightly pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time then blend in vanilla. Add half the flour mixture and mix just until combined then mix in 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix just until combined, repeat process with flour and buttermilk once more. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl and fold batter several times to ensure it's evenly combined. Pour batter into a large piping bag fitted with a medium round tip. Pipe into greased mini doughnut pans, filling pans about 2/3 full. Bake until toothpick inserted into donuts comes out clean, about 7 - 9 minutes (clean out pan/s and repeat with remaining batter). While donuts are baking whisk together sugar and cinnamon for coating. While donuts are still hot, roll in cinnamon sugar mixture (be sure to roll while hot or the coating won't stick, also if needed you can spray donuts lightly with vegetable oil spray and that helps it stick even better). Once cool store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3. Recipe source: inspired by allrecipes


  • Christinah: Lovely and looks great! Thanks. Which doughnut pans do you use! February 6, 2016 at 11:38am Reply

  • Sammie: I am ashamed to admit I have not yet used my new doughnut baking pans! This recipe looks absolutely delicious so I shall dust, I mean wash the pans and get baking. Great post. Sammie February 6, 2016 at 4:39pm Reply

  • Archana Baikadi: Very nice recipe and thanks a lot for sharing this recipe. I will soon try this and post the feedback soon. February 6, 2016 at 10:06pm Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: Ahhhh! These look so good. I would not be able to stop eating them. February 7, 2016 at 6:30am Reply

  • Barbara: I have regular size donut pan could I adapt this recipe using my pan? How long would I bake them? Thanks for your help. February 7, 2016 at 9:32am Reply

  • Robyn Iga Lakani: Love it. I will sure try it out..thanks February 7, 2016 at 5:48pm Reply

  • Kelly: These look and sound divine!

    xx Kelly February 7, 2016 at 8:12pm Reply

  • Barbara: Can I use regular size donut pan and if so how long would I bake them? February 8, 2016 at 11:19am Reply

  • Meggan | Culinary Hill: I just bought my first donut baking pan and was wondering which recipe to try first. Definitely this one! February 8, 2016 at 11:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Meggan! February 8, 2016 at 2:46pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Such adorable donuts, I love these! February 21, 2016 at 10:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! February 22, 2016 at 5:14pm Reply

  • Nancy: These donuts are beautiful. About how many does this recipe make? Thanks. April 27, 2016 at 7:48pm Reply

  • Akki: This is looking so delicious. Will surely going to make for my son. July 22, 2016 at 6:29am Reply

  • Kathleen: Any idea how many mini-donuts this recipe makes? July 30, 2016 at 9:03am Reply

  • Luci: Just made these, very good! August 12, 2017 at 3:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked them! August 15, 2017 at 12:48pm Reply

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