Homemade Baked Cinnamon "Sugar" Donuts


Lately, (like the last 5 years) I’ve seen a plethora of bloggers praising how good their baked donuts ~ I secretly wondered ~ how good are they, really?  



The food blogger side of me is just a touch embarrassed to admit I’m more than a little late in hopping on the baked-donut-band-wagon.

There was a good reason for that ~ the high sugar and fat content of donuts.  Now, I’ve got a tasty guilt-free, sugar-free cinnamon donut that is great for breakfast or a treat! 

So I took the plunge and bought yet another cooking tool after swearing I was done with buying new tools and gadgets. 



The molds for baking donuts are a wonderful thing, easy to use, and there’s no hot oil to deal with.  They bake just the right size donuts, and the pans are easy to store.





We all know, there’s simply nothing good about sugar:  it contains no vitamins or minerals, no protein, nor essential fats; no nutritional value.  Over the years, in avoiding sugar, I’ve used a wide variety of sweeteners.  It seems, new low-calorie sweeteners appear on the market almost too fast to keep up with. 

The best, my opinion.


My preference now is Swerve Sweetener, a calorie-free sugar substitute made from natural ingredients.  It has the unique function in its ability to brown and caramelize like sugar, with no bitter after taste.  It measures like sugar and is a keto friendly sweetener for those of you on the keto diet, and is a great product for blood sugar stabilization.
 

These cinnamon donuts made us all smile!  They’re not your typical ‘doughnut’ made from yeast and deep-fried in sizzling hot oil ~ they are perfectly cakey and have that spongey dense texture.  They’re tender and delicious.
 
Baked

The tops bake to a pale golden brown which are springy to the touch.  The inside ‘cake' part delivers great flavor thanks to a combo of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Dip them in a little melted butter and take them in a roll through spicy cinnamon and sugar for a mouth-watering treat!

Few things in life are more enjoyable than homemade fresh donuts.

They make the house smell like a bakery, and might even make Home Simpson green with envy!  

And, yes!  These are that good!



Homemade Baked Cinnamon "Sugar" Donuts

Homemade Baked Cinnamon "Sugar" Donuts

Yield: 6
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 20 M
Few things are more enjoyable than a freshly baked donut. Here's a tasty guilt-free, sugar-free cinnamon donut that is great for breakfast or a treat!

Ingredients:

For the donut:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons Swerve granular sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup + 1½ tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the cinnamon-sugar topping:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Swerve confectioners sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

How to cook Homemade Baked Cinnamon "Sugar" Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir just until combined; do not over-mix the batter.
  6. Spoon the batter into the donut pans, filling 3 ∕ 4 of the way full, no more.
  7. Place pan in oven.
  8.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan  a minute or 2 before inverting onto a wire rack to cool down enough to handle.
  10. Make the cinnamon-sugar topping:  In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  11. Brush each donut with melted butter, then dip in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated.
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Enjoy!



Mmmmmm...donuts!


32 comments:

  1. Pam, Love fresh donuts but have never tried making them at home...much less baking healthy ones. (Although I should never eat anything other than healthy) Your donuts look great but for us, we stop at a local donut shop about once every 6 weeks or so and pick up a half dozen. I tend to buy them right after doctor's check-ups... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Ha, sounds like a good time to buy the doughnuts. I love them but it has been ages since I've had one. Thanks, Dave and have a good week!

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  2. I love the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon goods. These baked donuts look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Angie1 I was really surprised with them. Take care

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  3. Oh Pam, I have not had cake donuts for ages...and I am loving the baked version...I wish I could have one now...they look amazing...I can only imagine the aroma of these donuts...thanks for the recipe.
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi Juliana! My favorite and it has been ages since I've had one from the bakery. These are a good second! Thanks and you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi Son! I hear you! And I know how much you like Homer and donuts too! Love

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  5. "Paczki" is the name for the special Mardi Gras donuts here in the Detroit area, and it's Mardi Gras today, so your recipe is right on time. Though maybe it's too restrained to be a real pre-Lent treat. (It's not my religion but I still know about the donuts). I've never doubted your credentials as a food blogger, but if baking donuts is a requirement then I fail completely, having never made a donut at all, and very rarely eating them.

    best.... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae! Paczki's are everywhere here now. The only connection my donuts have to them is flour. And I'd love a paczki now! Baking donuts is not a requirement for a food blogger, esp with the good food you cook! This is the second time I've made donuts, but I will make these again. Thanks!

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  6. Donuts are associated with our Hannukah holiday. The bought ones don't contain butter , and yet they're delicious, although not as the homemade ones. I eat them only on Hannukah, out of respect for tradition. Like all the goodies, donuta are rich in calories, and so I don't wish to gain weight.
    Thanks for the info on your favorite sweetener.

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    1. Hi Duta! Right on with the calories, it's definitely a treat to eat one. The sweetener is really good.

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  7. Baking sounds so much healthier but I have never seen a donut tin like that! Have a good day, Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! The tins are new to me also. Have a good rest of the week!

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  8. Yum, I should definitely try this recipe,look so good!

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    1. Thanks, natalia! Have a good rest of the week!

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  9. These look amazing and I can only imagine how good they taste. I've made baked donuts and they have been good!!

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    1. Great Judee! Bet yours were really good and tasty!

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  10. It's hard to beat traditional fried donuts, but a good baked donut comes close. And these look more than close! Really nice recipe -- thanks.

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    1. Fried are the best for sure, these are pretty good though, John. Thanks!

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  11. These donuts look fabulous Pam. A dozen for me please!

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    1. Allrighty, they're in the mail, Cakelaw! 😉

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  12. I have a donut pan I haven't used in a decade! This is a good excuse to dust them off!

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    1. Hi Liz! I'm a more than a little late trying the pans and all. They're good and something different for a change. Thanks!

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  13. Well, well, well, don't these little morsels look delish?
    May have to try these. Is the sugar available at a local
    grocery?

    M : )

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    1. Yes, I bought it at Jewel, but I imagine Walmart, Kroger has it also. Works the best of them all I think. Have a wonderful week!

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  14. I'm always looking for a good less-sugar recipe. I've used Swerve once and wasn't too disappointed. I have not bought a donut pan either. I have to now! Thanks!

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    1. Ha, I'm glad I'm not only one who took forever with the pan. It's a great little thing. Have a good week!

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  15. Hey Pam. I love, love, love making baked doughnuts. Mine are low-sugar, non-dairy, non-eggs and I love using spelt, but the same idea. Good old bakes in the oven. I freakin' LOVE them. Love them.

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  16. Wow Pam... Doughnuts looks fresh and flavorful...I liked that you have made them keto friendly too

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