Quick & Easy Cinnamon Bun Donut

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

Cinnamon Bun Donut

Cinnamon Bun Donut

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


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly grease a doughnut pan; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, melted butter, and egg.
  5. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture – don’t over mix!
  6. 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.
  7. Allow doughnuts to cool a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire wrack to cool for a few more minutes.
  8. For the glaze:Combine milk, confectioners’ sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl wide enough for dipping the donuts.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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