Sugar Coated Baked Donuts make easy work of homemade baked donuts. Whip up these sweet breakfast treats using only staples from your fridge and pantry. They’ll be a hit with the whole family!

Sugar Coated Baked Donuts by The BakerMama

As Good as Gold

My love for donuts runs deep. A quick visit to the Instagram hashtag #TheBakerMamaDoesDonuts will make that pretty clear. And these Sugar Coated Baked Donuts Baked are a delicious addition to my donut arsenal. Baked, not fried, they’re crisp on the outside, soft and cake-like on the inside, and covered all over with melt-in-your-mouth sugar. In short, they’re the perfect homemade donuts. I’ve also made mini versions of these with Domino Golden Sugar, which I discovered recently and love baking with. It tastes like a cross between granulated sugar and brown sugar, with a subtle hint of molasses that makes these donuts so incredibly delicious. As you can see here, granulated sugar works great, too!

Sugar Coated Baked Donuts by The BakerMama

The best part about this recipe is that you probably already have the ingredients for these simple homemade donuts in your fridge and pantry. Butter, milk, flour, sugar, an egg, vanilla extract and some baking soda. See? So simple. Just remember, donut pans are essential to getting the right density and texture of a baked donut. The rest is easy peasy.

Sugar Coated Baked Donuts by The BakerMama

How to Make Sugar Coated Baked Donuts

First, preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 (6-cavity) donut pans with non-stick cooking spray. Then, in a large bowl, melt the butter and let cool slightly. After whisking in the sugar then the milk, eggs and vanilla, stir in the flour and baking soda.

Spoon the batter into a piping bag and pipe into donut cavities, filling each one about 2/3-full.

Bake the donuts for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes.

When cooled, remove 6 of the donuts and place them in a plastic baggie. Add 1 tablespoon sugar, seal the bag and toss to coat. Repeat with remaining 6 donuts and 1 tablespoon sugar. Serve and enjoy!

Sugar Coated Baked Donuts by The BakerMama

Donut Want it to End?

There’s always more donut content for you! Want to make your own? My Two-ingredient Baked Cake Donuts are simple and delicious. My Blueberry Donuts are sweet and crisp on the outside and take less than 30 minutes. Going store-bought? If you’re celebrating someone’s special day, look no further than the Birthday Donut Cake. And my Decorate-Your-Own Donut Spread takes a colorful palate of tasty frostings, fruits, sprinkles, and candies each person can turn into their own donut masterpieces! And who can forget the Donut Board? Piled high with fresh, delicious donuts from your favorite donut shop, mixed in with fresh fruits, crispy bacon and cold milk and coffee, it’s a donut lover’s dream come true!

Donut Board by The BakerMama

If you make these Sugar Coated Baked Donuts and post a pic to social, be sure to tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share.

xoxo,

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Sugar Coated Baked Donuts by The BakerMama

Sugar Coated Baked Donuts

  • Author: The BakerMama

Description

Sugar Coated Baked Donuts make easy work of homemade baked donuts. Whip up these sweet breakfast treats using only staples from your fridge and pantry. They’ll be a hit with the whole family!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup golden or granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons (for coating donuts)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 (6-cavity) donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, melt the butter and let cool slightly. Whisk in the sugar then the milk, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking soda.
  3. Spoon the batter into a piping bag and pipe into donut cavities, filling each one about 2/3-full.
  4. Bake donuts for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove 6 of the donuts and place them in a plastic baggie. Add 1 tablespoon sugar, seal the bag and toss to coat. Repeat with remaining 6 donuts and 1 tablespoon sugar.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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    1. Hi Marty! There are several great all-purpose gluten free flours out there that I’ve heard people have great success with. I also recommend blending oats into a fine flour and use them in place of flour in most recipes. Or I have lots of flourless recipes here on my blog that I hope you get to try and enjoy soon: https://thebakermama.com/#search/q=flourless

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