Surprise Post: Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts

      Pillowy soft baked donuts.

Coated with cinnamon & sugar.

Enough said.

I’m not a huge fan of traditional fried donuts, so when I came across this recipe for baked yeast donuts, I knew I had to try these.


And its mandatory to eat them fresh out of the oven.


Original recipe can be found here.

  • 2/3 cup warm soymilk, 95 to 105 degrees
  • 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fat free sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine, softened (I used butter spray)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Put warm milk into bowl of mixer then stir in yeast and sugar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add butter and sour cream. Mix in egg, flours, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Knead dough for 10 minutes or until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl – add more flour or milk if necessary. (Dough should be very soft and smooth but still slightly sticky – don’t over flour)
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let it rise for an hour or until it has doubled in size.
  5. Punch dough down and roll to 1/2-inch thick on a lightly floured counter. Using a doughnut cutter or two round cookie cutters, cut out circles in the dough and transfer a lined baking sheet.
  6. Cover tray with a damp cloth and allow doughnuts to rise for another 45 minutes.
  7. Bake at 375 degree F until bottoms are just golden, 8 to 10 minutes. They will still be pale on top.
  8. When donuts are still warm, brush with melted butter/ margarine and dip into cinnamon & sugar mixture.



Post-baked puffed up pale donut pillows.


I personally really liked this donut recipe, partly because they were so soft, creamy, and bread-like.


Reminded me of cinnamon sweet buns or rolls. Not your typical donut.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. susdoosxp says:

    looks yummy! i’ll have to try these


    1. Janine says:

      Thanks, let me know what you think of them!


  2. saucygander says:

    This looks great, I like your blog, lots of delicious looking food!


  3. Gina says:

    Wow. Those look delicious . . . .


  4. Janine says:

    Thank you =]


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