Cinnamon sugar donuts

Cinnamon sugar donuts are a classic and delicious treat. Here’s a simple recipe for making homemade cinnamon sugar donuts:


For the Donuts:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (for brushing)


1. Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a donut pan.

2. Mix Dry Ingredients:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3. Mix Wet Ingredients:

  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.

4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.

5. Fill Donut Pan:

  • Spoon the batter into a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full.

6. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the donuts spring back when touched.

7. Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • While the donuts are baking, mix together granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
  • Melt 1/4 cup of unsalted butter in a separate bowl.

8. Coat Donuts:

  • Once the donuts are out of the oven and still warm, brush each donut with melted butter and then dip it into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat evenly.

9. Serve:

  • Allow the donuts to cool slightly before serving.

These homemade cinnamon sugar donuts are a delightful treat that’s perfect for breakfast or as a sweet snack. Enjoy the warm and comforting flavors of cinnamon and sugar!

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