Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Coming to college, I was lucky enough to discover a bakery with the most delicious donuts ever. Extremely soft and covered with a cinnamon powdered sugar, they are seriously the best donuts I’ve ever eaten. As a college student with food allergies, I was glad to find something delicious that everyone enjoys that I can enjoy with them too. To avoid a risk of cross-contamination, and as a fun challenge, I decided to try to replicate the recipe on my own. Though these might not be quite the same as picking them up from the bakery, they have a similar effect.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 9 minutes


Cinnamon Donuts:

1 cup of flour

1 tsp of baking powder

¼ tsp of baking soda

1.5 tsp of cinnamon

¼ tsp of salt

1 egg

1/3 cup of brown sugar

¼ cup of milk

¼ of sour cream

2 tbsp of melted butter

2 tsp of vanilla

1 tbsp of maple syrup



1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp sugar


  1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients, (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon) Set aside.IMG_4919
  2. Next melt the butter in a microwave safe dish and stir in the vanilla. Pour into a larger, suitable bowl and add the rest of the wet ingredients (egg, brown sugar, milk, sour cream, and maple syrup)IMG_4920
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.IMG_4923
  4. Pour batter into a donut pan and bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.IMG_4927
  5. While the donuts are baking, stir together the ingredients for the topping.
  6. When the donuts are finished baking, roll them in the powdered sugar as soon as they are cool enough to transfer from the baking pan. You can also make a glaze from the topping by adding a tablespoon of water to the mixture. I prefer the powdered topping personally though.
  7. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to three days.

Enjoy these delicious, spicy donuts! Comment below with your favorite lookalike recipes.


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