These donuts are so so good! They are also very easy to make. My husband said they didn't look very good but tasted fantastic! So there you go! I of course had to double the recipe because 6 donuts was just not enough for our family!
Cinnamon Bun Donuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Yield: 6 baked donuts
Serving Size: 1 donut
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose baking flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
For the glaze:
2 tablespoons milk (again, here I used vanilla almond milk)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
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 10-11 minutes, or until the donuts spring back when lightly pressed. 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; repeat with all donuts. 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.