Tender, moist Cinnamon Coffee Cake Donuts with a chunky cinnamon streusel and sweet cinnamon glaze. This baked cinnamon donut recipe is perfect for a weekend or weekday breakfast!
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Why this Recipe is Best
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Cinnamon Coffee Cake. There’s something so cozy about a hot mug of coffee and a streusel-topped cake!
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Donuts are breakfast cake and a donut all in one.
- Baked, not fried. These donuts are easy to make with no mess from splashing oil.
- Streusel topping. You’ll love the brown sugar crumb!
- Cinnamon glaze. A drizzle of sweet icing makes your donuts complete.
- Individual servings. Baking coffee cake in a donut shape makes them even easier to transport and share.
- Unsalted butter – Makes baked donuts rich and flavorful with a tender crumb. Let the butter soften at room temperature before adding it to therecipe.
- Milk – You can use any kind of milk, even unsweetened nondairy milk, in these cinnamon donuts.
- Cinnamon – You will need this warming spice for the donut batter along with the streusel topping and the glaze.
- Light brown sugar – This is the key to perfect sweetness, flavor and texture in the crumb topping.
- Powdered sugar – Also called confectioner’s sugar, it creates a sweet and smooth glaze that’s drizzled on top of the baked streusel donuts.
- First prepare your donut pan. Grease or spray all of the cavities with baking spray.
- Next, make the donut batter. Once the ingredients are well combined, spoon it into a large ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Then squeeze batter into each donut cavity.
- Make the streusel. Combine dry ingredients with melted butter until crumbly. Pat the streusel crumbs evenly over the donut batter.
- Bake doughnuts in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow them to cool in pan 5 minutes, then flip the donuts out onto a wire rack.
- Top with glaze. Whisk the sugar, milk and cinnamon and drizzle over cooled donuts. Allow the glazed cinnamon donuts to set (about 5 minutes) and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- Storing: These donuts are best enjoyed fresh, within a day of baking. Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container.
- Grease your pan. Don’t forget to generously coat your donut pan with baking spray! You don’t want your donuts to become casualties of an ungreased pan. Or use our cake release.
- Perfect glaze. Add the milk a little at a time until your cinnamon glaze reaches the consistency you prefer. As written, this recipe makes a glaze that’s easy to pour but thick enough to set up well on the donuts.
This recipe makes enough for 6 regular size donuts or 12 miniature donuts.
I love this donut pan from Norpro! If you don’t have a donut pan, you can make this recipe as muffins or mini muffins too.
Just like coffee cake, these donuts are meant to be served WITH coffee. There is no coffee in cinnamon donuts themselves.
I use a butter knife to wriggle the donuts loose, then flip them right onto the wire rack. If you grease your pan well, these slide out of the donut cavities quite easily after baking.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Soft pumpkin donuts topped with a maple glaze are exactly how I want to celebrate a fall morning. Bake a batch of Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts today!
- Bake (yes bake!) up a batch of these Pumpkin Streusel Donuts today! All the delicious flavors of fall in one breakfast treat!
- Be sure to try my favorite Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake.
- Make a quick batch of Cinnamon Coffee creamer to go with your hot cup of coffee. A delicious pairing with these sweet donuts!
- Don’t forget to try this Zucchini Bread recipe, it tastes like coffee cake as well!
Coffee Cake Donuts
For the donut:
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
For the streusel:
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray donut pan with non stick baking spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, begin making the donut batter. Combine the sugar with butter and beat until blended. Add in the egg. Mix in the milk, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Beat until combined (about 1-2 minutes).
- Once it’s all combined, spoon it into a large ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Then squeeze into each donut cavity, evenly distributing the batter between donuts.
- For the streusel, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter with a fork. Spoon over batter.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool in pan about 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
- For the glaze, whisk together the sugar, milk, and cinnamon until smooth. Drizzle over cooled donuts and allow to set, about 5 minutes. ENJOY!
Can’t decide between coffee cake and donuts? You can satisfy both cravings with this easy recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake Donuts!