There is no denying it, these melt in your mouth no-yeast Cinnamon Sugar Donuts will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Made with an easy cake batter, this classic donut recipe is a real winner.
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As the daughter of a mother who is an amazing baker, I have been a bit spoiled over the years with the number of delicious recipes that come out of Annie’s Kitchen. But I have to be honest. Out of all the baking she has done over the years, she has never made donuts from scratch. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts have always been a family favorite, so mom and I decided to take a stab at making them from scratch.
And guess what? There is no yeast involved. These tasty donuts are made from a cake batter.
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts were always a staple every Sunday when I was young. My mom or dad would always stop at the local bakery to buy a dozen to enjoy after church. We had the most amazing local bakery back in the day. And their donuts were absolutely AMAZING and HUGE. Great memories…
Of course, each family member had their favorite type of donut. So my mom would always by a tasty variety which included these cake donuts. While these donuts are rolled in cinnamon sugar, they don’t have to be. You can easily make a simple glaze or chocolate ganache glaze for them instead.
And whether you spell it donut or doughnut, one thing is true…these old fashioned Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts are so good that it is hard to stop at one.
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts Recipe Tips and Instructions
The beauty of the Cinnamon Sugar Donut recipe is that there is no yeast involved. Yeast can be intimidating, but this easy recipe doesn’t use any so that solves that problem. Instead, the recipe is a traditional cake donut. Think sweet biscuit dough.
The process for making these delicious Cinnamon Sugar donuts is simple. This easy donut recipe also makes fun donut holes which are great for the kids…..or just popping into your mouth
Tip One: Mix the batter just until incorporated. You don’t want to over mix the cake donut batter because it will make the donuts tough. The goal here is a light an fluffy donut.
Tip 2: Pat out dough on floured board, roll to 1/2” thick. Cut donuts and holes using 3” cutter and 1 1/2” cutter.
Tip 3: When donuts are lightly golden, turn with a wooden spoon and repeat on the flipside. The darker the donut, the tougher the texture.
Tip 4: Don’t skimp on the cinnamon or sugar! I like to coat the donuts and donut holes in the cinnamon-sugar mixture as soon as I remove from the oil. I think it sticks better.
Must-Have Recipe Resources To Make These Melt In Your Mouth Donuts and Donut Holes
Meal Plan Game Plan
Add this delicious Old Fashioned Cinnamon Sugar Donuts recipe to your weekly meal plan. Here are a few other items that you can also add to your meal plan game plan too.
Main Dish: Cheeseburger Skillet Casserole
Side Dish 1: Honey Glazed Carrots
Side Dish 2: Breaded Cauliflower
Refreshing Drinks: Spiced Apple Cider Sangria
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- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 5-5 1⁄2 cups flour
- oil for frying, enough to fill pan 2”
- Cinnamon sugar:
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Mix ingredients, except for oil and cinnamon sugar.
- Pat out dough on floured board, roll to 1/2” thick.
- Cut donuts and holes using 3” cutter and 1 1/2” cutter.
- Prep cinnamon sugar in a shallow dish.
- Heat cooking oil to 375°.
- When donuts are lightly golden, turn with a wooden spoon and repeat on the flip side. *The darker the donut, the tougher the texture.
- Cool slightly on paper towel.
- Eat plain or toss in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Donuts can also be glazed with a vanilla glaze or chocolate ganache instead of dipping into the cinnamon sugar.