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Baked Cinnamon Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

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

Soft baked cinnamon donuts topped with cinnamon glaze

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 259 kcal
Author i heart eating



  • 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


  • 1 c . powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T . milk
  • 1-2 tsp . ground cinnamon


  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.

Recipe Notes

*If you prefer to use regular (not Greek) yogurt, increase the yogurt to 1 cup and omit the milk.

**Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Cinnamon Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Sugars 32g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

donuts adapted from The Kitchn

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  • Reply
    Cinnamon Vogue
    March 1, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Now this is the guilt free way to eat donuts. Baked for health and cinnamon to scrub away the effects of sugar. Cinnamon on the inside and cinnamon on the glaze. Truly fabulous. Kate If you would like a complimentary bag of USDA organic Ceylon Cinnamon, just email us. You deserve it for this really nice recipe.

    • Reply
      March 1, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thanks so much! That’s very kind of you to say.

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    Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen}
    July 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Girl!! These look absolutely delectable!! Can’t wait to try them!!

    • Reply
      July 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks!! I hope you enjoy them!! =)

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    Erin @ Making Memories
    June 26, 2013 at 9:46 am

    i don’t think they need a funny story =o) They look AMAZING! And donuts ROCK! Pinned.

    • Reply
      June 27, 2013 at 1:18 am

      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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    Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents
    June 26, 2013 at 6:40 am

    All I can say is “holy cow.” That is all.
    Visiting from White Lights on Wednesday.

    • Reply
      June 27, 2013 at 1:16 am

      Thanks!! =)

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    Samantha @ Five Heart Home
    June 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    These donuts look so yummy! I found you through the Lil’ Luna link party and I’m pinning this recipe because I can’t wait to try it. Have a great night!

    • Reply
      June 27, 2013 at 1:16 am

      Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy the donuts! =)

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    Heather @ What Does She Do All Day?
    June 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    These look delish! And I have all the ingredients on hand so I’ll be giving these a try real soon! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      June 25, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy the donuts!! =)

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    June 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Donuts were seriously my favorite back in the day! Oh those stale grocery store donuts! LOL!

    • Reply
      June 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      I still love them! The grocery store apple fritters are my favs! =)

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    Samantha D
    June 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Look great – pinned to bake sometime when I’m alone so I can eat them all.


    (Visiting from Frugal Foodie Mama)

    • Reply
      June 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

      Thanks!! Haha! Well, I hope you enjoy them!! =)

  • Reply
    June 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Now they look delicious yum!

    • Reply
      June 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you!! =)

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    [email protected]
    June 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Oh, these look delicious! I love that there’s Greek yogurt in them. I’ll definitely try these!

    • Reply
      June 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks! I love baking with Greek yogurt! I hope you enjoy the donuts! =)

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    Happy Valley Chow
    June 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Uhhh yes please! I’ll take a bakers dozen :) Feel free to stop by my link party and share your Facebook Page!

    • Reply
      June 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks! I will. =)

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