Baked Donuts

Looking for a donut recipe without yeast?  My preference is this cinnamon sugar baked donut recipe. Baked donuts on a square white plate
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It appears that I have a problem.

A donut problem.

I’m not sure how it happened. I’ve never been a donut person. I honestly only buy bakery donuts a few times a year. Sure, I get the prepacked mini donuts for quick breakfasts, but even those come in moderation.

A stack of no yeast donuts on a white plate.

Yet, when you do a quick search for the word “donut” on my blog you are met with 3 pages of donut recipes.

Obviously, my plan is to get that number up to 4 pages. Or eleven pages. Whatever. I’ll just keep posting donut recipes and you just keep pretending that I’m not in need of an intervention.

Baked cake donuts with cinnamon and sugar on a square white plate.

Baked donut recipe

baked cake donut recipe

Baked Donuts

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
Servings: 6 donuts
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipes, easy donut recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 534 kcal

These fluffy, baked donuts are delicious all on their own, but when you dunk them in melted butter and roll them through cinnamon and sugar they are just plain amazing.


For the donuts:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 stick
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, beat together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter until well combined.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Fill your donut pan 3/4 full and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the donuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the pan.
  6. To make the topping, mix together the sugars and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  7. Dunk each donut into the melted butter to completely coat and then swirl around in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 616mg27%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 730IU15%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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