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baked donuts on white plate.

Baked Donuts

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, easy donut recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 534kcal


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
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter until well combined.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • 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.
  • To make the topping, mix together the sugars and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Dunk each donut quickly into the melted butter to completely coat (but do not soak the donut in the butter) and then swirl around in the cinnamon sugar to coat.



Serving: 1donut | Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2.5mg