Cinnamon Roll Donuts

Cinnamon Roll Donuts

Happy New Year!

I’m finally back after having two weeks off from my full-time job and from my blog.   It was a busy two weeks that I don’t know how I would have fit in blogging anyway.  I did try to keep up with following everyone else’s blog through Bloglovin’ so that kept me in the loop somewhat!

I tried so many great desserts over the holidays but now I’m back my regular routine and hoping these few extra pounds that found my waistline will take a hike real soon!  It was so worth it though!


To make ourselves feel better about going back to school/work, my son and I decided to do some baking.  I wanted to try out my new Wilton Donut pans I got for Christmas and I wanted something with cinnamon in it.  That’s when I found this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Donuts.  Can you ever go wrong with donuts….or cinnamon?!  I don’t think so!

These donuts smelled so good while they were baking and the recipe made the perfect amount (which was perfect because I still have so much Christmas baking in my freezer).  My boys couldn’t wait to try them and even ate them without the added frosting.  I think they knew they would probably get another one with the frosting later!  Good thinkin’, boys!

Cinnamon Bun Donuts



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  • For the donuts:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp. white sugar
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp salt, optional
  • 6 tbsp buttermilk (I didn't have any buttermilk on hand so I used 5½ tbsp. of milk and ½ tsp. vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • For the frosting:
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ - ¾ tbsp. milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. In a mixer put in all dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Add buttermilk (or milk/vinegar mixture), egg, vanilla, and butter and mix until batter-like consistency.
  4. Using a piping bag or Ziplock bag with a whole cut in the corner, pipe batter into donut pan. I just poured from the bowl with my spatula and that worked too!
  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.
  6. Let cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes and transfer to an airtight container until you're ready to frost.
  7. For the frosting, whisk together icing sugar, cinnamon, and milk in a small bowl and pour over donuts.
  8. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks

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  1. Thanks for trying my recipe and way to break in your new donut pan! They look delish!

  2. Looks like the perfect recipe to break in your new donut pan with! :) Love the new design!

  3. I recently got a donut pan and now it’s my new obsession! These look fabulous! Sticky and Sweet! Lovely photos! : )

  4. Love the new look of the blog! So cute. Pinned!

    However… your font on the recipe is very hard to read…

  5. They sound wonderful, better dust off the doughnut pan! Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  6. Cinnamon roll in donut form??? YES PLEASE!!! They look wonderful!

  7. Cinnamon roll flavoured doughnuts.. talk about awesome!

  8. These are gorgeous looking donuts!!! Yay for new donut pans! You can never go wrong with donuts and cinnamon!!! And that glaze…mmmm!!!

  9. These look awesome. I love my donut pan; so much better than frying them. Thanks for sharing at Whacha Whipped Up. Hope to see you there again next week

  10. I’m now craving donuts. I want to run my finger through the extra glaze on the plate, just for a little taste. I really need to get a donut pan. I see so many amazing recipes for it. This sounds perfect with a cup of coffee.

  11. dianaramblesdotcom says:

    I am not a donut fan, but you could get me to eat this!

  12. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says:

    Liz these donuts look amazing! I think we all feel that way about the extra pounds that our tummies acquired this holiday season. Thanks so much for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  13. Wonderful, wonderful donut!!! That donut pan was clearly the perfect gift for you!!! I can’t wait to see how you top these!!! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

  14. They look delicious! Thank you SO much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  15. Gosh these really look amazing! It’s such a shame i have no idea where i can get a donut pan over here in the Netherlands! I never made a donut myself and this sounds like the perfect recipe, maybe i will try Ebay to find one!

    Love from the Netherlands!
    xo Rosie

  16. You can never go wrong with donuts! love that these are baked. Reminds me that I need to make these soon…

  17. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party –Weekend Kitchen Creations at Please join us, share your delicious creation and get other scrumptious ideas.

  18. Those look so unbelievably delicious! Stopping by from Mom’s Test Kitchen Monday and pinned to share :)

  19. I made a gluten free version of these! Great recipe.


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