Baked Cinnamon Donuts

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I’m not a huge fan of donuts but this baked donuts/muffins are amazing! Thanks Food52 for sharing!

Ingredients:
1/3 c butter, melted
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground ginger
1/2 c milk

Cinnamon-sugar coating:
6 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Pour butter into a mixing bowl and allow to cool completely to room temperature.

Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease and lightly flour a 12 cup muffin tin.

Add the sugar and egg to the cooled butter. Beat with an electric mixer until all creamed together.

In a separate little bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, and zest.

Add the dry ingredients in increments to the butter-sugar mixture, alternating with the milk and beating well after each addition.

Divide the batter evenly into the cups of the muffin tin. Pop into the oven and bake until golden brown and fragrant, about 20-25 minutes.

While the puffs are puffing, put the melted butter in one shallow bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in another one.

When the puffs come out of the oven, use a knife to gently pop them all out of the muffin tin. One by one, dip each puff in the melted butter – get it all over it – then roll it in the cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

Makes 12.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Donuts

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My oldest loves donuts, so I try to fit them into the breakfast routine on occasion. I love these because they also make great muffins.

Ingredients:
1 c oat flour
1 c flour
1/2 c sugar or coconut palm sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c milk
2 eggs
2 TBSP butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2 apples, finely chopped

Topping:
1/2 c sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400. Prepare muffin or donut pan – or both.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine wet in a bowl. Stir wet and dry together and spoon into pan.

Bake 10 – 12 minutes for donuts. 15 – 17 for muffins.

Toss sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and toss donuts in mixture whirl warm.

Makes 18 donuts or 12 muffins.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

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It’s Sunday and in our house that means we all sit down for nice breakfast together. This weeks treat is baked pumpkin waffles. I topped two with Nutella and sprinkles for the boys.

Ingredients:
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c coconut oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c pumpkin purée
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 c flour

Cinnamon Sugar mixture
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease donut pans.

In a large bowl, beat everything together except flour until smooth. Add in flour and stir until just smooth.
Spoon donut batter into molds about 3/4 filled. Bake 15-18 for regular donuts until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let donuts cool before coating with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Pour 3/4 c sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon into large sandwich bag and mix together until thoroughly mixed. Put donuts in and zip closed and roll donut around until covered in cinnamon sugar. Remove donut. Repeat with remaining donuts.

Makes 12 donuts.