Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts

Donuts are very exciting. Making your own is sort of the best. Ours are dressed up two different ways.

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  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg white
  • 2 ⅓ cups AP flour or pastry flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter milk
  • For Cinnamon Sugar Coated:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • For Caramel Drizzle:
  • Caramel Sauce or Dulce De Leche canned sauce from your grocer
  • Special Equipment: 2 Standard Donut Pans (6 per pan)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease two doughnut pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth. 
  3. Add the 2 large eggs one by one, mixing to combine, and then add in the buttermilk.
  4. In a separate small bowl, beat together the egg whites until it become frothy and airy. Set aside. 
  5. Take off mixing stand, stir in the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla.
  6. Sift in the flour into the butter mixture, alternating with the egg white, lightly folding the flour into the mixture so you don’t over mix it.  
  7. Spoon the batter into the doughnut pans about ¾ of the way up. 
  8. Bake in over for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. 
  9. For cinnamon sugar donuts: mix together the ½ cup sugar and ½ Tablespoon ground cinnamon into a large mouthed bowl. While they are still semi-hot, dip the donuts into the bowl.
  10. For caramel drizzled donuts: heat the caramel sauce in the microwave for 15 seconds. Drizzle over donuts and allow to cool.


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