Baked Donut Recipe

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Baked donuts offer all the deliciousness of traditional fried donuts without the hassle of deep frying.

These fluffy treats are baked in the oven, resulting in a lighter texture and a slightly healthier alternative.

With endless possibilities for flavors and toppings, you can customize your baked donuts to suit your taste preferences.

Whether you’re craving a classic glazed donut or something more adventurous like a chocolate-covered donut with sprinkles, this recipe will guide you through creating delicious baked donuts right in your own kitchen.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a donut pan.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, Greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Be careful not to overmix.

Spoon the batter into a piping bag or a large zip-top bag with the corner snipped off.

Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about two-thirds full.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the donuts are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Facts

Each baked donut (without glaze or toppings) contains approximately:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 3g

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk?

Yes, you can substitute regular milk for buttermilk, but the texture and flavor may be slightly different.

Can I make these donuts ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake the donuts ahead of time and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. Glaze and decorate them just before serving for the best results.

How should I store leftover baked donuts?

Store leftover baked donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. If you prefer to store them longer, you can freeze them for up to one month.

Can I make these donuts gluten-free?

Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour to make gluten-free baked donuts. Just ensure that all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.

What glazes or toppings can I use for baked donuts?

You can glaze baked donuts with a simple powdered sugar glaze, chocolate glaze, or maple glaze. You can also dip them in melted chocolate and add sprinkles, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut for extra flavor and texture.

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