Dr. Nizam's Kids Friendly Recipes: Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

- July 29, 2020

When not practicing orthodontics, Dr. Nizam enjoys whipping up delicious meals and treats for her family.

We are sharing some of her go-to, kids approved recipes—guaranteed to put a smile on your face. In our second edition of Dr. Nizam’s Kid Friendly Recipes we are sharing this melt in your mouth cinnamon sugar doughnuts recipe. If your looking for other great recipes, be sure to enter our Hello Fresh Giveaway!

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Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts Ingredients

All-purpose flour - Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.

Light brown sugar - Brown sugar adds flavor and a softer texture to the final product.

Salt - Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.

Baking powder - Baking powder will help the baked donuts to rise.

Ground Cinnamon - This will add flavor to the baked donuts.

Full-fat sour cream - Sour cream will make the donuts extra moist and fluffy.

Unsalted butter - I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.

Egg - It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are at room temperature.

Vanilla extract - Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.

Ingredients for cinnamon sugar topping

Ground Cinnamon - See above note.

Granulated Sugar - This will add sweetness to the topping.

Steps to Make Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set it aside.

Step 2 - In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Be sure there are no lumps.

Step 3 - In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients.

Step 4 - Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are well combined. The batter will be thick.

Step 5 - Spoon or pipe the batter into your molds and fill them up about 3/4 of the way to the top.

Step 6 - Place your donuts in the pre-heated oven. They usually take about 15-17 minutes to bake, but I started checking them around 10 minutes to see if the pan needs to be turned. You’ll know they are finished when you lightly press on a donut and it springs back.

Step 7 - Remove from the oven and let the baked cinnamon donuts cool in the molds until cool enough to remove. Then cool the donuts completely before rolling in cinnamon sugar.

Step 8 - Then cool the donuts completely before rolling in cinnamon sugar.

Step 9 - In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.

Step 10 - When the donuts have mostly cooled roll each donut in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat fully.