• Serves 15
  • 4 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients


These delightful cinnamon sugar coated donuts are simply moreish and ideal on a cold winters day.
Do hope you enjoy these dainty treats.

Ingredients (serves 15)

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 11/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Set and spray donut machine holes with cooking oil spray
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together baking powder, salt nutmeg and flour. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the wet ingredients in two parts (mixture may look curdled but that's OK), alternating with the dry ingredients. Mix last addition of dry ingredients just until combined; do not overmix.
  6. Using a spoon or donut dispenser carefully drop a small amount into the holes of the donut machine and close the lid.
  7. While the donuts are cooking, melt the 1/2 cup of butter for the coating. In another bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar together until completely combined.
  8. When donuts are cooked dip each donut quickly in the melted butter, gently shake off excess butter, then put the donuts into the cinnamon-sugar and coat well.
  9. Repeat with the next batch. EnJoY while hot.


If you do not have a donut machine bake in the oven in mini donut pans or mini muffin pans. Bake at 180C for around 11 minutes they will spring back when lightly touched when cooked. Please note: Donut machines and ovens vary so please do keep an eye on them and take out when nicely golden.

  • Yum hot Cinnamon Sugar Coated Donuts are my favourite snack, I will have to invest in a donut machine.


  • Doughnuts look lovely thanks for the recipe , I unfortunately dont have a doughnut machine


  • Must try these. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Will be trying these out and maybe buy the machine. For now a cake tin will have to do.


  • We will enjoy these, thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks again for all the kind and lovely comments moms and do hope you all enjoy, and with holidays fast approaching they make a delightful warm treat. :-)


  • Yum! Nothing better than nice hot cinnamon donuts!


  • Thanks for the share! My kids will love these..


  • it’s so great to be able to make things the kids love so much at home at probably way less than the price of store brought – thank you for sharing your recipe :)


  • What a beautiful machine you have. They look so cute!!!


  • Thank you sooo very much for the lovely comments moms. These donuts are so much healthier than being fried in oil. And the cinnamon not only tastes divine but it leaves the kitchen smelling so sweet.


  • Love a good doughnut especilally cinnamon,thanks for the cooking advice!


  • I do like the basic donuts, cinnamon-sugar yum yum!


  • Oooh, these sound scrumptious! Love doughnuts!


  • Wish I had a donut machine! I think I would much prefer these to the deep fried ones

    • Hi mom81879,
      They are just as easily cooked in the oven as well ..maybe you can try a mini muffin pan if you do not have a donut pan, you could even use a madeleine pan. Do hope you have something suitable and hopefully give them a try. :-)

      • Doughnut trays/pans can be bought at a good price too – I got a free one with a magazine.


  • With this yummy donut recipe you will be driving donut king out of business


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