Baked cinnamon maple syrup donuts

20 Feb


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:



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


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.



54 Responses to “Baked cinnamon maple syrup donuts”

  1. mydearbakes February 20, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Very brilliant looking bake! Looks very delicious too! =)

    • thehungrymum March 16, 2014 at 9:49 am #

      Tooting my own horn here – these were fab!

  2. A Table for Four February 20, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Baked not fried …. I think I had better try these!! Yum!

    • thehungrymum February 21, 2014 at 11:03 am #

      I’m too scared to fry ANYTHING! I’m all about the bake 🙂

  3. chocolatesuze February 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    piping hot cinnamon donuts are my weakness! yours look delish

    • thehungrymum March 16, 2014 at 9:52 am #

      Yeah, they’ve gotta be hot! Mmmm, hot donuts…

  4. ohlidia February 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Oh, I know everyone in this household would love these! I’ve been going back and forth about getting a donut pan. Now, I just have to!

    • thehungrymum February 21, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      Run, don’t walk, to get a donut pan! You’ll never look back 🙂

      • davegon February 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

        I’m the same way. I pick it up physically and examine the pan in the store multiple times, trying to decide if it’s going to be used a lot, or become one of a growing pile of bakeware items that I keep in storage. Then I see posts like this and realize I should just get one!

  5. February 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    I too love cinnamon but make donut holes instead. I live in Maple Syrup country and add it to a lot of recipes, not just sweets but salad dressings, breads, sauces and so on. These donuts look really good – sure would have been nice to have one with my coffee this morning 🙂

    • thehungrymum February 21, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      If I lived in maple syrup county I’d be the size of a house 🙂 I love the stuff. Donut holes sound fab!

  6. Liz February 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    DONUTS!!! OK, sorry, had to get that out of my system before continuing with a much calmer comment. They look fantastic and cinnamon is one of the better flavors out there. Good call on swapping the sugar for more maple syrup. You done good 🙂

    • thehungrymum February 21, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      sometimes all caps is needed 🙂 Thanks – these are very addictive. I suggest making and then giving them away 🙂

  7. Lilly Sue February 21, 2014 at 2:49 am #

    Yum! I think I will make donuts someday! I guess once I have a donut pan 🙂 Donut crazy is very good!! 😉

    • thehungrymum February 21, 2014 at 10:10 am #

      Donut pans will change your life 🙂 These are gooood!

  8. houseofbedlam February 22, 2014 at 3:06 am #

    Drooling over these – and yes, real maple syrup. Imitation should be outlawed! Keeping my eyes out for a donut pan.

    • thehungrymum February 22, 2014 at 4:28 am #

      Thanks! I’m hunting for a larger hole pan – the mini is cute but sometimes bigger is better 😉

  9. Tandy | Lavender and Lime February 22, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    I’m thinking that a doughnut pan needs to find its way into my kitchen 🙂

    • thehungrymum February 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

      It really does – baking donuts is addictive 🙂

  10. nancyc February 22, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Cinnamon and maple–yum! These sound great!

    • thehungrymum February 24, 2014 at 10:02 am #

      Cheers! I’m cinnamon biased but they are v yummy.

  11. wallflourgirl February 22, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    I’ve been toying with the idea of making baked donuts for forever but have never gotten around to buying a pan–but these are so easy I could definitely get addicted to making them!

    • thehungrymum February 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

      You *nned* a pan – stat! I got mine from Sonoma-Williams in SF & use it all the time.

  12. Adri February 23, 2014 at 3:10 am #

    I love donuts! I’v got to try these. Thanks!

    • thehungrymum February 24, 2014 at 5:05 am #

      These are so quick & simple – give ’em a go, you’ll be glad you did!

    • thehungrymum March 3, 2014 at 11:16 am #

      thanks! you’ll love them 🙂

  13. surprisebjg February 23, 2014 at 5:19 am #

    Very healthy choice of doughnut version love it! very creative bravo!

    • thehungrymum February 24, 2014 at 2:01 am #

      awww, ta! Healthy & donut = winning combination!

    • thehungrymum March 3, 2014 at 11:15 am #

      Who’d athunk the words ‘healthy’ and ‘doughnut’ could be uttered in the same sentence 😉

  14. LFFL February 24, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    Cinnamon and MAPLE?! That sounds like a winning combination. I can only imagine what they smelled like.

    • thehungrymum February 24, 2014 at 5:04 am #

      The smell was incredible, I must say [the taste was superb 🙂 ].

      • LFFL February 24, 2014 at 5:16 am #

        I may have to try these soon.

  15. Jenny @ BAKE February 24, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    These look delicious! i agree with imitation maple syrup it’s not good!

    • thehungrymum February 26, 2014 at 8:20 am #

      Is absolutely worth splurging for the real stuff 🙂

  16. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) February 25, 2014 at 3:04 am #

    Easy and baked, I love it.

  17. Sweet and Savoury Pursuits February 25, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    These look so delicious. And now I’m craving donuts…

    • thehungrymum February 25, 2014 at 7:25 am #

      ooops! You might just have to make a batch now 🙂

  18. hotlyspiced February 25, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    These doughnuts are amazing. I bet they have fantastic flavour. I’ve never made my own doughnuts but I really must. These are gorgeous xx

    • thehungrymum February 26, 2014 at 8:11 am #

      Cheers! You can’t beat a warm doughnut straight from the oven 🙂

  19. Jess February 26, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    These look delicious- I absolutely love doughnuts! Thanks for sharing this brilliant recipe!

    • thehungrymum March 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

      Oooh, thanks for the sweet words! I hope you try them, they are v yummy.

  20. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen February 27, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    Yet another recipe where I’m longing for a doughnut pan. I really need to get my hands on one! Delicious! 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

      Really, you do need a doughnut pan in your life. There are so many fab recipes out there!

  21. Choc Chip Uru March 1, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    These donuts are calling to me 😀
    Delicious recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

  22. Midge March 1, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    My mum and I are absolute suckers for cake doughnuts AND maple syrup! Definitely bookmarking your recipe and making it for a mid-afternoon milk break!

    • thehungrymum March 2, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

      excellent to hear! Maple syrup is sooo good – it makes any dish sing 🙂

  23. thefolia March 10, 2014 at 1:03 am #

    I’ve been thinking about buying a doughnut pan…this gives me some incentive.

    • thehungrymum March 16, 2014 at 8:29 am #

      you *need* a doughnut pan! They are super fun & there are so many cool recipes 🙂

  24. Michael's Woodcraft March 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    oh gosh, hot cinnamon sugar donuts! They look wonderful, delicious – I am going to try these. 🙂 I printed your post thank you!

    Did you see my post today, Hot Fudge Cake!

  25. Victoria March 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    These look pretty tasty!Pure baked heaven! I have to get me a donut pan now!

    • thehungrymum March 20, 2014 at 10:48 am #

      Thanks! Grab a pan, you won’t regret it 🙂

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