Quick & Easy Homemade Baked Doughnut Recipe

The best homemade baked donuts recipe you will ever try.  These are simple and easy to make that your family will ask you for you to make them all the time.

Recipe || Homemade Baked Doughnuts

There is nothing better than waking up to homemade baked doughnuts! I will be completely honest. Lately we have been obsessed with homemade baked donuts. What I love about homemade baked donuts are that they are so quick and easy to make. You can make this recipe in less than 20 mins. Here is a baked donut recipe that you are going to love.

How to Make Baked Doughnuts

Before we get started, you will need a donut pan to bake your donuts. If you don’t already have donut pans, you can purchase them from Amazon. That is where I purchased mine.

We have tried a few different recipes. My favorites are from King Arthur Flour (see links at the end of this post). The following recipe is the “NEW-fashioned cake doughnuts”. These donuts are my kids favorite!

Baked Doughnut Recipe

  • 1/4 cup (4 TBSP) butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp ground nutmeg, to taste (my kids prefer cinnamon)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup Flour
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

You can either use a mixer or a small mixing bowl. I use a mixer for homemade baked donuts recipe. To start off you’ll beat together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth. Next add the eggs, beating to combine the whole mixture.

Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla. Next you’ll want to stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. I usually alternate 1 cup flour, a 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup flour, the rest of the milk, and the last 2/3 of flour. Make sure it is combined before alternating to the other item. The batter will be fairly thick.

Next you’ll need to get the batter into the doughnut pans. I pour the mixture into a gallon Ziplock plastic baggie. If you prefer, you use icing piping. Once the mixture is in and the top is closed, clip the corner of the baggie. Pour the batter into the pans by filling the wells about 1/4″ shy of the rim.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Let the donuts rest for a good 5 minutes before taking them out of the pans.

These homemade baked donuts are great plain or you dip them in a chocolate mixture with sprinkles. That is my kids favorite way to eat them. Didn’t eat all the donuts the first go around? Put any leftovers in an airtight container. They are good for a couple of days – that is if they make it that long. Depending on the size of your doughnut pan, this recipe will make a dozen to 1 1/2 dozen.

Optional Chocolate Glaze Recipe

In a saucepan cook and stir 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 cups powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir in 4 to 5 tablespoons warm water until the glaze coats the back of a spoon. Once you coat the donuts top them with your favorite sprinkles or nuts.

Other Homemade Baked Doughnut Recipes

The best homemade baked donuts recipe you will ever try.  These are simple and easy to make that your family will ask you for you to make them all the time.
The best homemade baked donuts recipe you will ever try.  These are simple and easy to make that your family will ask you for you to make them all the time.

Be sure to check out all these amazing recipes for baked donuts.

Full Recipe and Tips:

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/baked-doughnuts-three-ways-recipe

Chocolate Fudge Donuts:

Pumpkin Baked Donuts:

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/pumpkin-cake-doughnuts-recipe

Still have a sweet tooth? Check out our Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe here. You’ll love it!!

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