Vanilla Cinnamon Donuts with Vanilla Cinnamon Glaze

When I was exploring my town the other day, I found a cute little donut pan!  They’re all over the blogosphere and I’m probably the last to jump on the donut pan train, but I finally did!!

Reasons why you should get a donut pan:

1.  They make donuts healthier.  Donuts are usually deep-fried, but with a donut pan, you can bake them!
2.  All of these delicious baked donut recipes:

Brown Eyed Baker’s Baked Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar:

Mama Pea’s Chocolate Glazed Cake Donuts:

Amy’s Baked Chocolate Donuts:

Megan’s Strawberry Doughnuts:

Katie’s Cake Batter Donuts:

Got No Milk’s Blueberry (Dairy Free) Donuts:

Angela’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Glazed Doughnuts:

Don’t those all look so good???

The donuts I made were so awesome!  They were moist and vanilla-y witch just a hint of cinnamon.  The glaze was the BOMB, too!

Vanilla Cinnamon Donuts with Vanilla Cinnamon Glaze
Adapted from: The White Library


2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs,beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp applesauce

1 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Whisk flour and baking powder in a medium bowl, then combine with sugar.
2. Beat egg one at a time with milk, oil, applesauce, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until well blended. Then combine with flour mixture.  Mix vigorously until well blended.
3. Lightly spray donut pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into molds up to 2/3 full. *Optional: Sprinkle the unbaked donuts with brown sugar before baking.
4. Bake 10 -15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched and donuts are golden brown. 
5. Remove from oven and let cool down before glazing.



  • 1 cup confectioner’ s sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon 

In small bowl, stir together sugar, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until sugar is completely dissolved. If mixture is too thick, add a little more milk. If too thin, add more sugar.  You can add a couple of drops of food coloring for different colored glazes. Dip top of donuts in glaze and let the glaze set and dry before serving.


30 thoughts on “Vanilla Cinnamon Donuts with Vanilla Cinnamon Glaze

  1. They look wonderful, Katie! 🙂 Trust me, though…you're not the last to get on the donut pan bandwagon. I've never made donuts before because I simply don't like them. That said, I've never tried a baked donut before so I might actually like them if they're baked instead of fried. I'm sure they must taste better if they're grease free. Wish I could try one of yours to find out. 🙂

    I saw in another thread that you're having problems sleeping. Must be hard being in a new bed and having a new schedule and routine. Having a roommate might make it difficult too. Any idea why you're having problems sleeping? Roommate snore? Are you worrying? Too many things going through your head? Is the bed uncomfortable? If you can figure out the reason you're having problems sleeping then it might be easier to figure out how to get a better night's sleep. 🙂 Good luck!


  2. Oh I so need to get one of those pans. My daughter loves doughnuts, but I'd like to make them a little healthier. your recipe looks delicious! And the picture is so beautiful.


  3. yum, these all look amazing! Normally I have to be in the right mood for donuts, but after looking at all these amazing delicious pictures, I'm craving them! 


  4. I love my donut pan! These spice cake donuts [] came out AMAAAZING, especially with the maple glaze! I love that they're baked rather than fried, too.


  5. sheila! i'm so glad to hear from you. 🙂
    baked donuts are so much better than the greasy fried ones! i can't take the grease. 
    thanks for noticing the sleeping problem… my roommate sleepwalks so i'm having a little bit of anxiety before going to bed just thinking about her doing it, and then when i do get to sleep i get woken up by her sleepwalking, so it's a sticky situation. i finally bought some natural sleeping pills and they've helped a little!


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