Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts

Published February 6, 2016. Updated December 2, 2018

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The perfect Mini Donut recipe! These cute, buttery, tender donuts are baked then tossed with cinnamon and sugar and they’ll leave everyone craving more! Easy to make and no frying mess here.

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Mini Cinnamon Sugar 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?

These are more similar to the texture of a cupcake vs. that of a heavy cake doughnut, which I personally loved.

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I originally made them the heavier way, then dunked them in butter after baking and cinnamon sugar – but that was just too much for me.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

The perfect Mini Donut recipe! These cute, buttery, tender donuts are baked then tossed with cinnamon and sugar and they'll leave everyone craving more! Easy to make and no frying mess here.
Servings: 18
Prep15 minutes
Cook9 minutes
Ready in: 24 minutes





  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg for 20 seconds, set aside.
  • 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.
  • Recipe source: inspired by allrecipes
Nutrition Facts
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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  • Jane

    Hi, can I use the babycakes donut maker to bake these donuts? If so, for how many minutes should I cook them?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Unfortunately I have never used one so I couldn’t say for sure. If you are generally able to convert standard oven baked donut recipes to be used in the machine then this one should work fine as well.

  • Blake K

    Could you use a regular cookie sheet instead or a cupcake pan? I don’t have a mini donut baking sheet but I want to try this recipe

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      A mini cupcake pan may work for little mini donut muffins.

  • Devina

    I don’t have buttermilk on hand. Just wondering if I could replace it with plain kefir? Thinking it has similar thick consistency and tangy taste…

  • Kaycee

    Mini doughnuts turned out fantastic. Tasty little morsels with the cinnamon sugar on them. Thank you for the detailed instructions and tips.

  • Jane

    Hi! Thanks for the great recipe. I made it last night and it still tasted just as good today. It’s soooo easy to make too. I did have one question though – after they cooled down, I stored them in an airtight container. This morning when I opened it up, the bottom layer of the donut that touched the container was moist (so I guess the sugar kinda melted)….should I have put a layer of parchment paper under the donut etc?


    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Sorry about that issue, next time I’d try storing a them on a layer of paper towels. Glad you liked them though :).

      • Jane

        Thanks for the quick response!
        I tried it on the towels and it did soak out all the extra oil (?) but the sugar still ended up melting by the next day.
        It still tasted delicious but it just looks soooo amazing right when it comes out of the oven so it’s a bit disappointing cuz I wanted to show ppl how awesome the receipt turned out! I think it’s because the donuts are sooo incredibly moist (first time that’s a bad thing!). I’ve had a bunch of ppl say they like the recipe so I’ll def be sharing your site info! :)

  • Lety

    Hola!!! Se ven deliciosas! Cuántas donitas salen?? ( how many donuts did you bake with this recipe?) Mini donuts pan

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Hi Lety! Sorry I didn’t count so the photos will say it best. It makes a lot :).