I have owned my Wilton Donut Pan for for a while now, maybe 2 years, but this is only my second time making donuts. Astonishing, I know! Well with how easy and delicious this recipe is, I will be a donut master in no time.
I was able to go in late to work one morning so I decided to take advantage of my time and make these beauties. I brought them into work and people were fighting over them; to their defense, there was only 5 donuts but about 15 people! Our Chef said it was the best thing I have ever made…. So ill take that compliment!
These donuts are super simple and quick to make! No mixer or fancy baking supplies needed (besides the pan), just a bowl, whisk, and basic baking ingredients. They are fluffy and perfectly moist. Hope you enjoy these as much as we all did!
Cinnamon Bun Donut – Recipe Adapted from Baked By Nature
Yield: 6 Donuts
1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Flour
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Milk (I used 1% milk)
2 1/2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
1 Large Egg, at room temperature
For the glaze:
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Cup Powered Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Lightly grease a doughnut pan; set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, melted butter, and egg.
- Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture – don’t over mix!
- Spoon mixture into prepared doughnut pan, and bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the donuts spring back when lightly pressed. DO NOT over fill the donut pans, you should have a little batter left over.
- Allow doughnuts to cool a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire wrack to cool for a few more minutes.
- For the glaze:Combine milk, confectioners’ sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl wide enough for dipping the donuts.
- Mix until the mixture has been fully combined. Add a touch more milk if the glaze seems too thick; add a touch more sugar if the glaze seems too thin.
- Dip the top of each donut in the glaze once; then repeat with all donuts for a double dip. Allow glaze to set (about 15 minutes) then dig in!
The batter is very thick! Spoon it into the pan, or pour it into a ziplock bag, snip off the end, and pipe the batter into the molds.