Easy baked cinnamon donuts

12 Aug


Fact: I’m not a big fan of sickly sweet iced and sprinkled donuts but once every couple of years I will indulge in a warm cinnamon donut. The planets need to be aligned in order for this to happen: the donut needs to be freshly cooked, in something other than lard [uurrggh] and inevitably we will be at a country show.

I often make baked donuts at home as they are easy and oh so moreish. I also enjoying dusting off my mini bundt pan, which you’ll need one of to make these lovelies. I do like me some cinnamon.

This recipe is from preparedpantry.com and makes 12 mini bundt size donuts.



1 1/2 cups plain flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 large egg

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup caster sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 180C. Spray cooking spray onto mini bundt pan, ensuring it gets into all the nooks and crannies.

Whisk flour, baking powder, 1/2 cup sugar, and nutmeg in a medium bowl .

Beat the egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla in another bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined – do not over-mix.

Spoon the batter into mini bundt pans and smooth the tops.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.

While the donuts are baking, mix the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl.

After donuts are cooked allow to stand for a few minutes in pan before removing and rolling in cinnamon sugar mix while still warm.




44 Responses to “Easy baked cinnamon donuts”

  1. trishlee75 August 12, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    OMG! Yum! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try ’em!


    • thehungrymum August 12, 2012 at 5:59 am #

      They are really gooooood! Thanks for popping by x

  2. ideeintavola August 12, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Hi mum! Could you ship to me two for my breakfast??? I think they are “golosissime”! 😀

    • thehungrymum August 12, 2012 at 7:53 am #

      hehehe! I would but there are no left – they don’t last long with hungry bambini around!

      • ideeintavola August 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

        ahahhaha!!I know, It’s impossible to resist to donuts!!

  3. petit4chocolatier August 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    These look scrumptious. I have been thinking of purchasing a mini bundt pan. After seeing your recipe and pictures; I most definitely will!

    • thehungrymum August 16, 2012 at 2:23 am #

      Thank you! You’ll love the pan, it makes everything look just a teeny bit posher 🙂

  4. notsoskinnycook August 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm #


  5. Lilly Sue August 13, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    These look so beautiful and yummy!!

  6. gottagetbaked August 13, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    These donuts look delicious (I’ll eat just about anything with cinnamon and sugar) – you’re making me want to run out and buy a donut pan so that I can make these myself!

    • thehungrymum August 13, 2012 at 3:16 am #

      If cinnamon were a person it would be knighted – it rules!

      • gottagetbaked August 13, 2012 at 3:17 am #

        That is a fantastic comment – thanks for infusing my day with awesomeness! 😉

  7. The Food Sage August 14, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    I can’t resist donuts. However, I’ve never (dared) make my own. It’d be dangerous. There’d be no going back. I will have to make do with drooling over your post! Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

    • thehungrymum August 14, 2012 at 8:08 am #

      Thanks! I’m scared of frying so would never attempt the real McCoy but these aren’t half bad 🙂

    • thehungrymum August 16, 2012 at 2:21 am #

      Yes, I am now part of the dark [donut] side. Thanks for commenting!

  8. thehungryartist August 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    YUM! These look so good. I prefer baked donuts to fried one. I love your pan!

    • thehungrymum August 16, 2012 at 2:20 am #

      I prefer them bake, too. I’ll save the calories for hot chips instead. Mmmm….

  9. Food Follower August 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    These look delightful! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. Zen and Genki August 19, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Gorgeous! Love love love cinnamon and donuts – perfect pairing 🙂

    • thehungrymum August 19, 2012 at 7:45 am #

      Cheers! Really is a match made in food heaven 🙂

  11. girlinafoodfrenzy August 21, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    There’s a big homer sized mmm.., echoing as I read your blog right now. My inner homer says yes by the way! 😉

    • thehungrymum August 21, 2012 at 11:33 am #

      Yes, they are rather Homer-esque! Thanks!

  12. MissRoyalDisaster August 24, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Oh I love cinnamon so so much, million thanks for this recipe! These little guys look delicious!

    • thehungrymum August 24, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      Cinnamon rulez! Thanks for the blog lovin’

  13. Jessi August 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    That’s an awesome little pan. Where did you get it?

    • thehungrymum August 25, 2012 at 8:53 am #

      Isn’t it fab? To be honest I can’t recall but it is Baker’s Secret, a brand readily available in most department stores in Oz.

      • Jessi August 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

        Cool beans. I’ll see if I can find it =)

  14. Christine August 27, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    This recipe comes at perfect timing! I have been soo donut crazy at the moment but feel so guilty about their deep fried goodness. Need to get this pan in my life!

    • thehungrymum August 27, 2012 at 4:17 am #

      Yes, baked is soooo the way to go with donuts! Eaten warm you’d be hard pressed to notice the difference. I adore my mini bundt pan 🙂

  15. Doggy's Style August 30, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    I’m having the hardest time trying to get a pan like that.
    My question is, you think it’s possible to bake them as muffins?
    I really wanna try this.

    • thehungrymum September 1, 2012 at 12:34 am #

      Oooh, I’m honestly not sure if they would work as muffins, have only ever tried them in this pan. If you try it let me know how it goes 🙂

  16. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen October 8, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    What a great idea to make this donuts as mini bundts. Love it!

    • thehungrymum October 8, 2012 at 10:03 am #

      Any excuse to use my mini bundt tin – I love it 🙂

  17. myninjanaan October 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    My goodness! These look soooooo good! I ❤ donuts 🙂

    • thehungrymum October 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      And they are small so you can eat more 🙂

  18. cupcakeincairo October 10, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    I’m going to have to bake those! Yum!

    • thehungrymum October 10, 2012 at 11:02 am #

      You’ll never look back – they are goooood!

  19. Little Gumnut October 22, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    I’ve never ever seen a tray where you can make teeny tiny bundts!!

    • thehungrymum October 22, 2012 at 2:51 am #

      I can’t even recall where I bought it now but I love it!

  20. rubytheblacklabrador August 31, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    Made these – again (about the 10th time) – this morning for saturday morning tea – lovely and warm from the oven. Thanks 🙂

    • thehungrymum September 1, 2013 at 11:33 am #

      oooh, glad to hear you like them so much! I haven’t made these for a while, might just have to whip up a bunch tomorrow 🙂

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