Coffee Cake Donuts

Oh boy! Even just thinking about these donuts makes me want one right now!!

A few years back, the hubby and I were walking through the store when we came across donut pans. We both looked at each other and knew, we had to grab one. When thinking of a donut, I never knew you could bake them….I avoided making them because I didn’t want the fried mess in my kitchen, haha.

We began trying all sorts of donuts over the months/years and the whole family fell in love with how moist, fluffy, and flavorful they are when baked.

We have tried everything from chocolate glazed, to cinnamon sugar, and even a Kahlua version! However, these coffee cake donuts may go down as my favorite!! The cinnamon crumble, glaze, and overall taste of the donut was like eating a piece of coffee cake, in donut form. It was hard to stop at just two! My kids even went crazy over these!

Our one donut pan has now increased to two donut pans as we love to make enough for the whole weekend, and with a family of 5….that requires two pans. If you don’t already have a donut pan, I highly recommend one. They are about $6-9 at the store, or Amazon, and definitely worth it!!




Crumble Topping

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. milk



  1. Preheat oven to 325 and spray a donut pan with cooking spray. * We doubled this recipe to make 12 donuts (2 pans).
  2. In a small bowl, prepare the topping by melting the butter and adding in the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  3. Combine with a fork until crumbs form and set aside.
  4. In a different bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar, egg, and butter.
  6. Add in the milk and vanilla.
  7. Slowly add in the dry ingredients until all is combined.
  8. Pour batter into a Ziploc bag for easier pouring.
  9. Cut end off bag and pipe batter into sprayed donut pan.
  10. Divide crumb topping evenly between each donut and sprinkle on top.
  11. Place pan in preheated oven for about 15-17 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from pan.
  13. Make glaze while waiting for donuts to cool slightly.
  14. Combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a small bowl.
  15. Drizzle on top of each donut. Serve!!

Recipe adapted from: Chef in Training



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