Donuts are one of my all-time favourite indulgences. There are so many different flavours and toppings. You can make them exactly to your liking. I love making homemade donuts, and I prefer baking them to frying them. I am not a fan of them fried, but it’s just preference I think.
I was always told people eat with their eyes first. So, I’ve always wanted to make my donuts look as great as they taste! Toppings add not only a fun crunch but made the donuts look beautiful.
For this Brown Sugar Glazed donuts recipe, these donuts are baked.
Baked Brown Sugar Glazed Donuts
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I made these donuts and took them to a potluck we had been invited to, and they were gone within minutes. Not only were they a huge hit with the crowd but they are easy to make. The brown sugar glaze is a little thicker, which makes a great addition to the donut especially with toppings such as granola or nuts! You can alter the glaze to make it a little thinner if you’d like, but having it a little thicker is nice as it adds just the right amount of sweetness to the donut.
When baking donuts I tend to let them sit in the donut pan for about 5 minutes after coming out of the oven, then I transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before dipping them into the glaze. I find if you try to take them out of the pan too quickly they can break, but they don’t stick!
Because these donuts are topped with a brown sugar glaze, I wouldn’t add toppings that are too sweet. I would stick to nuts or granola; they give a great crunch and some added flavour. Topping with sprinkles wouldn’t work, but a fruit such as strawberry or raspberry may add a little extra kick that would be delicious, especially if the fruit were to be dried!
These are my favourite donuts to make because they are easy and you can get as creative as you want with the toppings, and your glaze thickness, as I mentioned. Making a couple of batches and trying a few different toppings would be great to see what flavour combinations work best for you and your sweet tooth!
You’ll also enjoy these Baked Apple Cider Donuts.
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Have you ever made baked donuts before? What are your favourite toppings?
Baked Brown Sugar Glazed Donuts
An old-fashioned donut with a simple glaze. Great for breakfast or dessert!
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 1/3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ tablespoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla
- Favourite toppings: almonds, granola
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat your oven to 425F degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add in butter, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla, mix until just combined.
- Put the batter in a plastic baggie, or large piping bag (I just used a spoon!) and fill the donut pan – each donut half full.
- Bake 7 minutes, and remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
- Dip donut tops into the glaze) and immediately sprinkle the topping of your choice. We used almonds and granola.
- Melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat, add in brown sugar.
- Stirring constantly for 2 minutes, add in milk.
- Add milk and bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, salt and confectioners sugar.
- Dip donuts immediately so it doesn’t harden.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 574Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 942mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 2gSugar: 62gProtein: 6g
Julie Pollitt says
I bet these are sooooo good!
Pinned these as well! YUM! 🙂
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Cherryl Ehlenburg says
I bought a donut pan a couple years ago and love trying out donut recipes in it. Can’t wait to try these!
I love the idea of baked donuts and these really do sound pretty simple to make. I’m anxious to try them. Thank you for sharing on the Pin Junkie link party.
Gentle Joy Homemaker says
I like the idea of donuts being baked…. and the topping looks amazing! My family would love these. 🙂
FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks says
Wow, these look mouthwatering Stacie! You’re speaking my language when you talk donuts!! I don’t let myself have them very often…LOL. Yours look so good with that brown sugar topping. So they’re made with buttermilk? I love buttermilk. Have you tried Kefir? It tastes like buttermilk to me. Anyway, I can well believe these disappeared very quickly at your potluck! Pinned. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!
These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning.
Cathy Kennedy says
Thanks for sharing this delicious sounding recipe with “Inspire Me Monday”. DH is a huge donut lover, so this looks like it could be a winner. Have a good week and feel free to hit the dance floor with me and the Monday’s Music Moves Me gal!
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
I’m drooling! They look fabulous!