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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Hot and fresh cinnamon sugar donuts right at home!

Plus, easily made dairy-free and egg-free for our food allergy friends. 

You are going to love this recipe!

cinnamon sugar donuts vegan

“We made Jamie Kaufmann ‘s cinnamon sugar donuts with a gluten free twist this am! I substituted our Pillsbury Gluten Free baking mix 1:1 for flour making them gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free. Approved by all, even the non-allergy family members!” MAM Member


Thank you, Emily, for sharing that awesome review!

We are so glad you enjoyed the donuts!

Long weekends at our house mean one thing.


My hubby grabs some for half the family from the shop down the street…

while my food allergy son and I are perfectly happy having homemade, allergy-friendly donuts all to ourselves!

Homemade is best.

As mentioned before, my son can eat Katz and Kinnickinnick boxed donuts (gluten-free and dairy-free, not egg-free).

But he prefers my homemade cake donuts.

He even prefers mine over Disney donuts!

Man, I feel awesome. 

We usually make chocolate donuts,

however this time he was craving cinnamon sugar.

Great idea!

These were so delicious right out of the oven.

Hot and sweet.

Melt in the mouth.


Kiddo ate three right away, and I had to make him save the others for later.  

With no dairy-free yogurt on hand, I tried canned coconut milk (affiliate) and it worked splendidly.

Mix the fat and liquid to the consistency of yogurt, and you’re good to go. 

baked cinnamon sugar donuts


If you don’t have a donut pan, you can simply make these in a muffin tin.

But after you try our donut recipe, you will want a donut pan for sure. 

And this donut pan (affiliate) is the best!

There’s none better for easy removal and easy clean.

No fuss and so worth it. You’ll love it!

Now here’s the recipe below.

cinnamon sugar donuts vegan

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Makes 6 regular donuts.

Oven 350 degrees.


1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (don’t leave this out or you won’t get a doughnut taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons solid coconut oil or dairy-free butter
1/4 cup dairy-free buttermilk (1/4 cup dairy-free milk + 1 tsp. of lemon juice or vinegar)
1/4 cup canned coconut milk with yogurt consistency or dairy-free yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, 1 flax egg, or 3 tablespoons applesauce

3 tablespoons dairy-free butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

cinnamon sugar donuts vegan


Lightly grease a doughnut tin or muffin tin. No grease needed with USA pans

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Make your buttermilk in a measuring cup by mixing 1/4 cup dairy-free milk with 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar. Set aside.

If using flax egg, mixing 3 Tbs. water with 1 Tbs. ground flax. Set aside.

In a large bowl or your Kitchen Aid Mixer Bowl (affiliate) combine 1 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. baking soda.

Next, whisk in 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp. salt.

Fork in the 2 Tbs. solid coconut oil or dairy-free butter until the flour becomes coarse crumbs. The Kitchen Aid Mixer is great for this. 

In a separate bowl, mix together 1/4 cup dairy-free buttermilk, 1/4 c. canned coconut milk or yogurt, 1 tsp. vanilla, and egg or flax egg or 3 Tbs. applesauce.

Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.

Use a spoon to fill each donut well 1/2 full.

Bake until donuts spring back to the touch.

Start at 12 minutes.

cinnamon sugar donuts vegan


While donuts are baking, melt 3 Tbs. of dairy-free butter in a bowl.

Then in a separate bowl, mix together 1 Tbs. cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar.

When donuts come out, let them sit 5 minutes so they don’t fall apart.

Then remove from pan and immediately coat all sides in the melted butter.

Next roll all sides of the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

These dairy-free egg-free cinnamon sugar donuts are best enjoyed hot and fresh!

See more of our popular donut recipes below.

More Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Donut Recipes

Apple Cider Donuts 

Powdered Sugar Donuts 

Chocolate Donuts

Pumpkin Maple Donuts

Vanilla Birthday Cake Donuts


This recipe is adapted from 52 Kitchen Adventures. 

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