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Six brown butter glazed donuts on a cooling rack.

Browned Butter Glazed Cinnamon Donuts

Baked donuts topped off with a browned butter glaze - so good!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 286kcal


For the donuts:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter melted

For the Browned Butter glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


To make the donuts:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the butter milk, egg, and butter.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
  • Fill the donut pan and bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

To make the glaze:

  • While the donuts are cooling in the pan, melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat until it browned, about 8 minutes.
  • Pour the butter into a small bowl, leaving behind most of the blackened sediment on the bottom of the pan, and whisk in the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Dip the donut tops (slightly warm or cool) in the glaze and enjoy.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.2mg