Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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In the mood for a delicious cake donut? Satisfy your donut craving with this delicious freshly milled donut recipe. We love these donuts and they mix up super quickly. Don’t be intimidated, there is no frying or shaping needed. It’s as easy as filling the donut pan and baking them. 

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I love the versatility of this simple recipe. You can add so many flavors and toppings and create just about any type of donut. 

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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts

whole wheat baked donuts

These healthy homemade whole wheat cinnamon sugar donuts are baked to perfection. They are nice and light and are a breeze to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes 8 seconds
Total Time 20 minutes 8 seconds


  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon freshly milled white wheat flour(or whole wheat flour from the store)
  • 1/3 cup packed coconut sugar, maple sugar or sucanat - brown sugar also works.
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking power
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk - cows, soy, almond, oat etc is fine.
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla

For the topping

  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350* and spray donut pans with non stick spray
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar of choice and egg. Add milk, yogurt and vanilla and continue whisking until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, you don't want to overmix this batter.
  5. My favorite way to get the batter into the donut pan is to put the batter into a ziplock bag or pastry piping bag, snip the corner and pipe the batter into the pans. You will see why when you do it - I've tried spooning the mix into the pans and it's always a mess.
  6. Bake donuts at 350* F for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden on the tops and are fully cooked in the middle
  7. Melt the butter in a shallow bowl or plate. Make the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Remove the donuts from the pans and allow them to rest for a minute or two on a baking rack
  9. Dip each donut in the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture. You can do just the tops or both sides - your choice!
  10. These pair wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee - serve them warm and enjoy - they are heavenly!


Because this recipe doesn't have a particular flavor, it is a perfect base to add different flavors to - think apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts etc.

Try dipping the donuts in chocolate or vanilla frosting and adding sprinkles for a fun treat.

Another fun idea is to dip in some sort of maple glaze and sprinkle cripsy bacon pieces on top.

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