Whole wheat cinnamon sugar baked donuts

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Serves 6 donuts     adjust servings

Whole wheat cinnamon sugar baked donuts have a soft, tender inside and a crunchy, sugary crust!

Ingredients

    For the donuts

    • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup milk (regular, soy or almond is fine)
    • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use non-fat)
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    For the topping

    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Add milk, Greek yogurt and vanilla and whisk until smooth. (You want to break up all the yogurt clumps.)
    4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine, but don’t overmix.
    5. You can spoon the mixture into the prepared donut pans, but I prefer to add the batter to a plastic bag, snip a corner and pipe it in.
    6. Bake donuts at 350 for 8-10 minutes, until done.
    7. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small, shallow bowl. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a separate small, shallow bowl.
    8. Remove donuts from oven and turn out onto a kitchen towel or paper towels to prevent them from getting soggy in the pan. Let cool for a minute or two, turning the donuts over once.
    9. Dunk each donut in butter then in cinnamon sugar, pressing down and twisting the donut to get it to adhere all over.
    10. Serve warm and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    You can keep extra donuts, even ones that have been buttered and sugared, in the fridge and they don’t get soggy. Ours were still great two days later.

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