Ina's Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts


A recipe, as promised!

Ina's Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts from her cookbook Foolproof


Baking spray with flour, like Baker's Joy
2 cups All purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 extra large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups whole milk (I used 2% and it worked fine)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 stick butter (I used original Smart Balance instead)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray 2 doughnut pans well.

Into large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  In small bowl whisk together egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.  Stir wet mixture into the dry until just combined. Don't over mix.

Spoon batter into baking pans filling each about half full.  (If you over fill, the batter connects on top and looks like a cupcake instead, don't over fill!) Bake for 17 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes and tap out onto sheet pan.

To top, melt 8 tablespoons butter in an 8 inch saute pan.  Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each doughnut first in butter then in cinnamon sugar, either on one or both sides. Or be creative!

Voila! As Ina would say, how easy is that?  Tip: Don't over bake them!


  1. I'll have to get the pans and try these for my "bonut" loving girl. Yum.

  2. "Foolproof" sounds like the kind of recipe I could do!! These look delish! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  3. I assume they are low calorie (ha ha)

    I just read yesterday's post, I am so sad for your family friend and those left behind.

  4. Yum, yum!! These look delicious!! I need to get her new cookbook!

  5. I must have these in my life.

  6. Courtney, these sound delish! I'd love to make these but I think I would eat the entire batch. Dangerous! Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!

  7. These looks delicious. I always make doughnuts using Grands biscuits but might have to give these a try! xx

  8. Oh my goodness these look AMAZING! I'm coming over next time you make them ;)