Baked Cinnamon Donuts

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This is the part where I’m supposed to tell you some funny, engaging story about these donuts. But I don’t have one. I just made these donuts because I like donuts. They taste good, and I like to eat them. And when those donuts are hot and fresh and dripping with cinnamon glaze, well, who really needs any more of a story than that?

Baked Cinnamon Donuts
 
Serves: Yield: 12 donuts
Ingredients
Donuts
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 T. warm water (about 100 F)
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt (or a pinch of table salt)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 c. vanilla Greek yogurt (fat-free is ok)
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. low-fat milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Glaze
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk
  • 1-2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. To make the donuts, preheat oven to 350 F. Spray two (6-count) doughnut pans with a flour-based baking spray, like Baker's Joy. Place a wire cooling rack over a rimmed cookie sheet or a piece of parchment paper
  2. In a small bowl, stir water and yeast together. Let the yeast sit for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the eggs, yogurt, butter, milk, vanilla, and yeast mixture; stir until combined.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared pans, smoothing as needed.
  7. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until set and golden brown.
  8. Let the donuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and desired amount of cinnamon.
  11. Remove donuts to wire rack, and drizzle with glaze.
  12. Donuts are best enjoyed warm.
Notes
*If you prefer to use regular (not Greek) yogurt, increase the yogurt to 1 cup and omit the milk.

Baked Cinnamon Donuts Follow Me on Pinterest

donuts adapted from The Kitchn

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Comments

    • kateheartseating says

      I totally agree – donuts do rock! Thanks for that! I always feel like I need to have some sort of story to go along with the recipe, but a lot of times, I’m just making food that sounds good because I’m hungry! =)

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