Baked Cinnamon Donuts

[ 15 ] January 10, 2013 |

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

These cinnamon donuts are so moist and tender. They are baked in the oven and they are low-fat.

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

Since I have bought a donut pan, I am having so much fun baking donuts. They are easy and fast to make. The flavors are endless.

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

These guilt-free treats are the perfect snack for kids. Flavor with cinnamon and top with a vanilla glaze, they make a quick and healthy breakfast.

Baked Cinnamon DonutsThis recipe is inspired from Sally’s Baking Addiction’s recipe.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • Vanilla Glaze
  • ½ c powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp milk or almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees and spray donut pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, add applesauce,yogurt, egg, vanilla and melted butter. Whisk or stir to combine. Slowly add to the dry ingredients. Stir until *just combined.* Do not overmix.
  3. Using a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the corner cut off, pipe the batter carefully into prepared donut pan making sure each cavity is only ⅔ full. Bake for 10-12 minutes (donuts should be fluffy and should spring back when touched.
  4. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan, about 5 minutes. Dip into glaze.
  5. While donuts are baking or cooling, combine the powdered sugar + vanilla extract. Add the milk one teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
  6. Dip the donuts into the glaze after they’ve cooled for 5 minutes out of the oven.


Baked Cinnamon Donuts



Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Breakfast, Sweets

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  1. It’s official. I need a donut pan. Found you on Facebook… happiest happy birthday! Your blog is beautiful!

  2. Maria H says:

    Dear Marie,

    These donuts look amazing. I’d like to try making them, but I don’t have a donut pan. Is there a way to make them without using a donut pan? Thanks.


  3. Sharon says:

    These just look as good as you describe them! Btw, love your website/blog and facebook page. I have always loved the color green and anything with lime in it. Lately I’ve been drawn more and more to orange as well and since I’ve always loved orange food (butternut squash, clementines, etc.) it seemed and natural to me…and your logo just wraps it all up into one great image! Have you ever considered selling any kitchen decor with your logo artwork? I could see it being great on linen for kitchen curtains or even on crock pots to hold utensils. Beautiful!

  4. these donuts looks soooo delicious! it happens to be time for breakfast, and i am starving. your pictures are not helping my situation. i want one now! :)

  5. Catherine says:

    Just curious what the yield is on this for the minis. A dozen?

    I was going to make some for a party but wasn’t sure how many batches I’d need.



  6. Margaret says:

    Amazing! Made these this morning, using half AP and half whole wheat flour. Added fresh blueberries and lemon zest. Made a lemon glaze. This is such a simple recipe! Thanks for the recipe!

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