Monday, November 4, 2013

Cinnamon Baked Donuts

Yes, it's still warm enough in Texas to have tea outside!  Would you care to join me for some warm, baked donuts and some pumpkin chai tea?  I'm using my pumpkin teapot from Ross and my leaf plate from Wal Mart.  My "Blessings" mug is from Vee, from Stephanie's recent teacup/mug exchange. 

The donut recipe,  courtesy of Ina Garten, is exceptionally light and they're baked!  You say that you don't have a donut pan?  Never fear, as you can bake them as muffins!  I have a six-hole donut maker and  I also baked 10 muffins from this recipe.  The donuts are so delicious and I'll be making these again soon. The darling handmade leaf decoration is from my friend, Stephanie.


Baking spray with flour, such as Baker's Joy
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I only used about 1/4 t. of freshly grated)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the topping:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 doughnut pans well.

Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the baking pans, filling each one a little more than three-quarters full. Bake for 17 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then tap the doughnuts out onto a sheet pan.

For the topping, melt the 8 tablespoons of butter in an 8-inch saute pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each doughnut first in the butter and then in the cinnamon sugar, either on one side or both sides.

I am sharing this with:

Make It Pretty Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Inspire Me
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup
Full Plate
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck
Seasonal Sundays

            Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Oh I'm so happy I came here tonight, it's 3am and I'm not sleeping at all tonight...they say not sleeping gets you fat, lol! I guess maybe from drooling over this yummy recipe...heheheheee...Thank you sweet lady. I hope all is well with you dear Kitty. Have a blessed week.

  2. I love the idea of baked donuts Kitty! I've thought about trying them a couple times and it's good to know you found a keeper of a recipe! Might just have to get myself a new toy (donut pan...). Have a great week:@)

  3. I would love to have a warm baked donut with you in warm Texas! Shall I leave now? I use my cupcake pans for donuts, and call them "duffins". Joe and I made that up. Have a good week dear friend. xo

  4. Good Morning Kitty, I love doughnuts, but do you know, I have never made them. I love them warm with a nice cup of coffee. I don't own a doughnut pan so thank you for the tip about using muffin pans as it is such a good idea.
    Enjoy your lovely, warm, Texan sun.
    Best Wishes

  5. Oh fall is just the perfect time of year for this very thing, yum!!!

    I love you are stil into fall and not jumping into Christmas just yet.

    Life flies fast enough, why rush it and then be so sick of it by Jan 1st????????????

    I say it is a lovely autumn day, let it be fall as long as possible for me!

    Thanks, Kitty, this looks so delish.

    Have a wonderful week!!

  6. Baked donuts means they're healthy for us, doesn't it! They look yummy Kitty.

  7. haha to what Judith said about baked donuts being healthy for us :) My dear Kitty, I would love to eat some of these RIGHT NOW!! Oh my, they look amazing! You know, just about every recipe you share I want to make it - I am getting quite the long list :) Thanks for sharing, lovely lady. Hugs and blessing to you!

  8. Hello, Kitty, I am visiting from Stephanie's blog, and she is right, you have an amazing blog! I love to cook and your recipes are wonderful. I have always wanted to make donuts and love that you can cook them in muffin tins. They look delicious. xo Karen

  9. Hi Kitty,
    Your baked donuts look delicious. I don't think I've ever had baked before. They are a lot easier to make too than my recipe. I usually make donuts for Christmas which was always a family tradition. When my Daddy was alive, he and I always made donuts together and then we would split the batch bewteen us. It is my grandmother's recipe and of course, they are cooked in fat. Not very healthy, but they sure are good. It's always a delight to visit you and see what you're cooking up! A wonderful post for tea with your cute mug and bright red leaf plate. Thank you for sharing it with us at Tea Time.


  10. Hi there! Visiting from Stephanie's and am so glad I popped over!

    Can't wait to try some of these yummy recipes.

    Happy Monday!

  11. Hi dear Kitty. I wish I had those donuts with my tea! Darling tray you have set for tea time. Enjoy your warm weather!

  12. Hi Kitty,
    your settin for the donuts is so nice. I love donuts. When I stayed once in New York I had plain donuts for breakfast every day. Yum yum. Nice memories. Your recipe sounds great. May be I will give them a try to make my own donuts. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  13. Sounds wonderful, Kitty! Your adorable teapot is just perfect for this time of year and I love that leaf plate. I hope you bought more of those!! I wish I had a whole set. I would shoot some photos on my porch (it is still warm enough), but I have not cleaned the mold, yet, from all of our summer rain. I really need to "get with" that project!!

  14. These doughnuts look so yummy, like all your treats do! Love the vignette too. xo

  15. Hi Kitty, the muffins and donuts look so good and I bet are delicious! Wishing you a wonderful week and thanks for sharing this recipe. Julie

  16. Stopping over from Stephanie's have a very beautiful blog! Love Ina! Thanks for sharing. Blessings

  17. Your donuts and muffins look so wonderful, Kitty. I really like the Blessings mug too! Enjoy your week.
    Hugs, Beth

  18. You know, I have that doughnut pan & I only used it once with less than stellar results. I will definitely be trying this recipe with it now. My DH has a doughnut every single morning and it is hard to keep them in the house.
    Thanks so much for the recipe & for sharing your pretty things. I LOVE your teapot!!

    We've had similar weather here...cold, rainy & dreary. Yuck! Wrap up in a quilt to keep you snug.

  19. Hi Kitty,
    These donuts are such a treat! I'm popping by from Staphanie's Enchanted Rose ... Happy having found your lovely blog with the delicious recipes!

  20. Hi Kitty,
    Your donuts look yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Cinnamon tastes so good in everything! Have a great week. Karen

  21. Hi Kitty: Love the tea set you shared. Thanks for the great recipes! Blessings, Martha

  22. These sound and look so good. Kitty I love that teapot, too cute!!!


  23. I am not sure where my comment ran off too Kitty! What a lovely time of the year for homemade donuts and the smell of cinnamon in the air is wonderful! Your friend gave you a lovely plate to serve them on. Thanks for sharing at Friends Sharing Tea!

  24. MMMM! Your lovely baked donuts look so good and you have another beautiful tablescape. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a good week. Keep looking up Dear. Sending hugs across the miles!

  25. ummm....these are so pretty and I know they taste even better than they look. :)

  26. Hi Kitty, I saw your comment on Kathleen's Let Dish and I ran right over here to give you a cyber-hug. I know it doesn't help much, but I just want you to know I think of you and am keeping you in my prayers. Linda

  27. I pinned these. I can almost smell them now. I never make donuts because of the smell of the oil goes throughout the house. This sounds like a wonderful alternative, and I do love Ina.

  28. Hello Kitty!
    These look really good! I love a good donut to go with my coffee! Yum! I got this saved to my recipe files and think I will be baking this afternoon :)

    Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment, after all that's the heart of blogging, right?!

    I love your new header, it is so cute!

    Have a great day and stop by soon!


  29. Wow! These sound great! So pinning them! I have a donut obsession right now!

  30. What a yummy post, I'm sure that I am slobbering all over the computer.

  31. Baked you say, better for us then the apple cider donuts that I recently made that are fried............But, they were good. Recipe sounds very tasty along with a beautiful photo Enjoy your day Andi

  32. Hi Kitty,
    Your donuts look so good, I would just love one or two of these special treats. I was thinking of you this afternoon so I left you a message. Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  33. These look fabulous. I almost can smell them. I have the little baked pans but haven't ever done more than one or two batches with them.

  34. Oh yum - I love doughnuts, but I've never tried baking them. This is definitely a "must-try" - I think I'd even buy a doughnut pan for these :-)

  35. Oh my Kitty... Your baked donuts look wonderful! I don't have a donut pan but the muffin variety would do the trick. Love your pumpkin teapot! Thinking of you :)

  36. Oh so delicious looking!

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  37. Yummy! I've never made donuts. May have to try this one.

  38. Your Fall tea is so pretty and the donuts sound and look yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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