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Cinnamon Roll Baked Donuts

These baked donuts have a sweet cinnamon and sugar topping and a powdered sugar glaze, just like your favorite cinnamon roll recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, easy donut recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 242kcal


For the donuts:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tablespoons buttermilk or regular milk with a teaspoon of white vinegar added
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil

For the cinnamon topping:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons heavy cream


  • To make the cinnamon topping, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the cinnamon, brown sugar, milk, and cornstarch.
  • Heat just until it begins to boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the cinnamon topping evenly into each well of your well greased donut pan.
  • To make the donuts. reheat 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 oil.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the donut pan over the cinnamon topping and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for two minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Some of the cinnamon topping will likely be left in your donut pan, but a good portion of it will have transferred to your donuts.
  • Cool donuts before glazing.
  • To make the glaze. whisk together the powdered sugar and cream until smooth. Spoon into a baggie and cut off a small corner of the bag. Pipe the glaze onto the donuts.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.3mg