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These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes are soft, fluffy, and easy to make. Sweet cinnamon and sugar gives this simple baked donut the perfect touch of flavor. Perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert!
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Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donut Holes

These Baked Donut Holes are soft, fluffy, and easy to make. Cinnamon and sugar gives this simple baked donut the perfect touch of flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon sugar donuts, donut hole recipe, donut holes, donut recipe
Servings: 24 donut holes
Calories: 99kcal


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk any kind (I used 2%)
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)

Cinnamon sugar topping:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 24-count mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attached until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in egg, milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and incorporate until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix, as that will result in a denser donut.
  • Spoon mixture in a large ziplock bag and cut the tip of the bottom corner. Pipe filling into each muffin cavity, filling 3/4 full. Alternatively, you can spoon batter into each muffin cavity, filling 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once donut holes are completely cooled, make the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour melted butter into a small bowl and set aside.
  • In another small bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon. Working one at a time, take each donut hole, dip completely into melted butter, and then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture, ensuring that the entire donut hole is coated. Repeat until all donut holes are coated in mixture.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg