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Cinnamon Spiced Baked Donuts

Embracing an early start to delicious Fall bakes with the easiest Cinnamon Spiced Baked Donuts. Light and airy homemade donuts flavored with hints of ground cinnamon and vanilla, baked to perfection, and coated lightly with cinnamon sugar. These are so easy to make, need only pantry staple ingredients, and requires very little hands on time. Simply make up the spiced batter, pipe it into pans, and bake until the donuts are puffed and golden. Coat each warm donut with cinnamon sugar and serve with your favorite cup of coffee. Truly the perfect way to start your day, enjoy as a sweet snack, or serve with dessert! SO GOOD.

four cinnamon donuts stacked on a marble coaster with flowers, cinnamon sugar, and more donuts behind

About The Recipe

If there is one thing that we love more than anything in this family, it’s donuts. They are little bites of fluffy, perfectly sweetened heaven. Add a little Fall/Autumn flare to the mix and you really have a winner!

That is exactly what these donuts are.

Though, I have to admit, there is really no reason you can’t make these all year long. Cinnamon spiced anything is delicious no matter what color the leaves are or what the temperature is outside.

And, if you want it to feel like Fall, turn on your air conditioning and snuggle up with these donuts and a mug of cider.

cinnamon donuts on a cake stand with flowers, white napkin, and silver utensils

But realistically, these donuts are ah-mazing for any time of year. You don’t always need a chilly day to begin with the spiced bakes. Especially when they are as good (and easy!) as these!

Equipment Needed

  • A Stand Mixer
  • Pastry Brush
  • Donut Pan
  • Piping Bags
  • Cake Tester


  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
flour, cinnamon, sugar, salt, egg, baking powder, salt, vanilla, milk on marble counter


In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside.

Beat together the butter and the sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

Add in the egg and mix on medium-high until the egg is incorporated with the butter mixture.

Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk into the butter mixture. Make sure you begin and end with the flour.

Slowly stir in the vanilla.

Spoon the batter into a large piping bag and pipe into a greased donut pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until the donuts test done. While the donuts are baking, mix together cinnamon and sugar.

When the donuts finish baking, turn them out while they are still warm and coat the donuts with the cinnamon sugar.

Let the donuts cool and enjoy!

17 cinnamon donuts on a sheet pan with white napkin and flowers

What To Serve With Cinnamon Donuts

How To Store

Once the donuts have cooled, you can easily store them in a large freezer safe bag, and keep them in either the freezer or fridge! They reheat so well and keep for months in the freezer.

Just set out onto the counter to let the donuts come to room temperature, or pop them into the microwave for a deliciously warm donut.

stacked four cinnamon donuts with a bite out of one, flowers, and more donuts behind

Expert Tips

  • Make sure the donuts are still warm when coating them with the cinnamon sugar! Once they cool, the sugar will not stick as well.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats great!
  • The donuts taste better at room temperature than hot.

When you make this Cinnamon Spiced Baked Donuts, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

four cinnamon donuts stacked on a marble coaster with flowers, cinnamon sugar, and more donuts behind
4.90 from 19 votes

Cinnamon Spiced Baked Donuts

These Cinnamon Spiced Baked Donuts are the perfect baking treat! A soft & fluffy donut, packed with cinnamon flavor, and just a touch of sweetness. SO. GOOD.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 18



  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter,, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg,, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon



  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brush donut pans with vegetable oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add egg and beat until fully incorporated.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour batter into a piping bag.
  • Pipe into donut pans, filling each about 1/2 way.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until donuts test done.


  • In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Putting It Together

  • While the donuts are baking, make the topping.
  • As soon as donuts come out of oven, remove them from pans and toss with cinnamon sugar.


Serving: 1Donut | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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  1. Would brushing butter on donuts before dunking in cinnamon mixture help keep cinnamon spices or something like Pampered Chef cinnamon spice plus, stick better to donuts?

    1. Hi Sharon! Brushing the donuts with butter will definitely help keep the cinnamon/sugar mixture on, as well as helping keep the donuts moist! Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions! x, Caylie

  2. 5 stars
    I have made several batches of these, and they are a big hit! Mine turn out much darker brown than the photo – 1 tablespoon of cinnamon is a lot for that size batch. They taste great, but it does make the batter dark brown (no one cares of course! They are delicious).

    1. Hi Betty! These donuts are meant to be baked in a mold. They will not hold their shape if you just pipe them onto a sheet pan. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. 5 stars
    I’d like to make all doughnut holes by using a mini muffin pan. Does this sound possible? How long would I bake them? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Jeanette! You can absolutely make these in mini muffin tins! They should take about 15-18 minutes to bake. Keep in mind that the time could vary based on how your oven bakes, the amount you put into each muffin cup, or even then temperature and humidity levels. Let me know if you have any more questions.

    1. Hi Lois! These are baked in a donut pan. So, you don’t have to cut the holes out! We have a link to a similiar pan we used in the recipe card. Hope this helps. Thanks! Xo, Caylie