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!