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Delicious, sweet, cinnamon doughnuts perfect for a little treat. Baked rather than fried, with a cinnamon sugar coating!
Baked cinnamon doughnuts!
So I always ask or recipe suggestions as I have my own ideas, but then sometimes I like to do exactly what you guys want. One thing that has been mentioned quite a few times, is doughnuts (or donuts for those who spell it that way!).
I have always been a doughnut fanatic, and I will eat FAR TOO MANY of them when I’m given them, so I thought if I baked them… they might be ever so slightly healthier? This is of course me just making excuses, but honestly? They’re so delicious it might be true.
I went for a baked doughnut, as not everyone has the ability to be able to fry doughnuts in their home, and some people just don’t want to use that much oil. When frying doughnuts in oil, you don’t actually end up consuming oil, but I get that its just not that appealing to some people! Therefore, baking them makes them easier, lighter, and delicious so I hope you guys like this version.
I used a mini doughnut mould for this recipe as its the perfect size for baking in the oven. I call them mini as they are smaller than the standard doughnut you would buy in the shop – but they’re not THAT mini. They’re still a decent serving size!
I went for a Cinnamon theme as well so that you all can start getting into the Christmas spirit with me, as it is November now after all. You can swap it about, and even use a Ginger flavour for example.. but cinnamon works so well. I often treat myself to a fresh pretzel when I find somewhere selling them, and I ALWAYS get the cinnamon sugar coating as its just dreamy.
One thing I really do recommend for these, if you adore chocolate like I do, is having some melted chocolate to dip the doughnuts into when you’re eating them. I tried a couple of the doughnuts when they were still warm and ohmydays I melted slightly as they were just that delicious.
I make a decent amount of Cinnamon Sugar to coat these in, as you physically need enough to be able to turn the doughnuts in, but you probably will have some left over. As its basically just Cinnamon flavoured Caster Sugar, you can easily keep it and use it in a cupcake recipe! I hope you love these as much as I certainly did! Enjoy! x
Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts!
- 145 g unsalted butter/baking spread
- 145 g caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 175 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 100 ml whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 125 g caster sugar
- 2 tsps ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180C/170C Fan.
- In a large bowl/stand mixer, add your butter and sugar and cream together until they’re creamy and smooth. Add in the egg and beat again. (Sometimes can look a little split here)
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the plain flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In cup/bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla.
- Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk mixture and beat until smooth. Add in the other halves of both mixtures and beat again until its all combined.
- Using a large disposable piping bag, add all of your mixture. Grease your mini doughnut moulds!
- Pipe the mixture into the moulds. You want the mixture to be level (or very slightly below) with the middle bit of the doughnut in the mould so that it doesn’t overflow during baking.
- Bake the doughnuts in the oven for 10-13 minutes. They should be solid in colour, and not baking a bubbly sound. Once baked, take out the oven and turn the moulds upside down onto a tray for two minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the caster sugar and the cinnamon for the sugar coating. Once the doughnuts having been cooling upside down for two minutes, carefully remove the doughnuts (without burning yourself) from the mini doughnut moulds, and toss each one in the cinnamon sugar and leave to cool on another tray.
- Some doughnut moulds are different shapes and sizes – so keep an eye on the doughnuts after 10 minutes. Also, how much people will put in each mould also varies – practice with time and you will perfect the amount to use in each one! I bought my mini doughnut moulds on Amazon!
- You could dip the doughnuts in chocolate if you want, but as they’re so light and soft you have to be careful when doing it! I often just serve mine with a dipping pot of chocolate instead!
- You don’t have to use cinnamon if you don’t want to, or you could use a different spice, but I adore these as they are in the recipe!
- This recipe was adapted and altered from a recipe on All Recipes.
- These will last for 2-3 days at room temperature, but are best on the day of baking!
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