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Amazing Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

These Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are melt in your mouth tasty, light and fluffy, and less calories since they are baked, not fried!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 6
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Grease a donut pan and divide the batter amongst 6 donut wells.
  • Place pan in a preheated oven, 375 degrees, and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  • While donuts are baking, combine the sugar and cinnamon together for the topping.
  • Pour melted butter into a shallow bowl.
  • Once donuts are out of the oven, dip the top of the donut into the butter, followed by dipping into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Continue process until all donuts have been thoroughly coated.
  • Serve and enjoy!


*Each recipe makes 6 donuts, we always double to have leftovers for the next day!
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