Yes, my cinnamon addiction is showing again. Many moons ago I blogged cinnamon donuts but since buying a mini donut pan on our trip to San Fran last year I’ve been going baked donut crazy!
I found a wonderful recipe on Tidy Mom’s site and reduced the sugar and upped the maple syrup. If you can’t get your hands on maple syrup I’d suggest switching it for something else – maybe golden syrup. Imitation anything – yet especially syrup – is grim and pointless.
See the original recipe here: http://tidymom.net/2013/baked-maple-cinnamon-donuts/
1 cup plain flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 tablespoons real maple syrup
2 teaspons cinnamon
1/2 cup caster sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
LET’S GET TO IT:
Combine topping sugar and cinnamon into bowl – set aside.
Grease holes of mini donut pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 180C.
Shift flour, baking powder and soda into bowl, then add wet ingredients. Beat lightly but thoroughly with a silver spoon.
Transfer mixture to a Ziploc bag, snip off the corner and pip each hole ¾ full.
Bake for 6-8 minutes [depending on your oven] then remove to a cooling rack. Use pastry brush to cover warm donuts in melted butter then dredge in topping mix.
Best served warm.