Cinnamon Brown Sugar Donut Recipe

Hi LMM readers! I hope you have been enjoying your summer. I know we have, and it is hard to believe that it is nearly over! I’m happy to be here today to share another crazy awesome recipe! I’d like to start this foodie post with BRACE YOURSELVES PEEPS….this one is about to rock your world! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you know that donut dates are a weekly event in our household. Donuts are not something we take lightly and one time we had them for dinner. I’ve been known to lick my toddler’s left donut crumbs off his Toy Story plate…honestly I have issues. However, that is another blog post for another day.


I’ve come to realize that most things are better smothered in chocolate. I’ve started dipping my spoons in chocolate and storing them in the freezer. I pull those sweet suckers out and stir my hot chocolate and coffee with them. Anyways, my love for chocolate has extended it’s self into breakfast. It has morphed into muffins. Here are step by step directions to achieve chocolate greatness come morning time. Didn’t someone once say breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well now it’s the best meal of the day. Follow along friends…this one is a goodie.

This recipe is beyond easy and super fun to WOW your family, friends, guests…whomever really. Bottom line is they are to easy NOT to make. Get your kiddos in the kitchen with you on a weekend morning to create the “Best breakfast ever momma!!”.

Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Donuts (with Maple Glaze)

What You Need

(I used all natural and organic ingredients, but use whatever you have or whatever is easiest)

`1-2 cans of biscuit dough (You know the Pillsbury kind? We found ours at Whole Foods, but they are at every store possible)

`1 cup of brown sugar

`1/4 cup cinnamon

`2 1/2 cups canola oil

`1 cup powdered sugar

`4 tbs maple syrup


`Begin by heating the oil in a small skillet (deep enough for the oil) The oil should be at 360 degrees to cook the donuts through.

`Cut holes in the biscuits…and make them into donuts. (fry the holes for some seriously delish donut holes…I call those chef perks. Because I eat them before anyone has a chance)

`Mix the cinnamon and brown sugar

`I fry one donut at a time. To keep the oil temp high, and mostly because I am not coordinated enough to do much at one time.

`Try and fry each side to a golden brown. For me that’s about 2 minutes on each side. But keep an eye on them. They brown quickly, and you might have to adjust the oil temp a bit to get it right.

`Once they are golden brown, dunk them straight into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Coat well. Continue until all the donuts are fried.

`For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar and maple syrup together. If it is to thick add more syrup. If it is to thin add more powdered sugar.

`Once the donuts are warm enough to eat…Enjoy!!

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If you enjoyed this recipe and would like to see others check out our blog Baby Boy Bakery.
Or click here to see her fabulous Chocolate Banana Hazelnut Muffin Recipe.
Or here to see her mouth watering Lemon Blueberry Scones Recipe.


My name is Jacqui and I am the author of Baby Boy Bakery. Over in my neck of the woods I’m the ‘health nut’ who bakes a ton of desserts. I usually eat the majority of them…sometimes more than once a day. But who’s counting? (My butt probably!) I do have a passion for eating organic and keeping leafy greens a daily staple in my family’s diet. However, lets face it…I make desserts for a living and a girl likes to indulge every so often. (Key word being often) So, I bake with only organic-all natural ingredients and call it even. I’ve come to realize I just like to eat. Period.

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  1. Michelle says:

    We make these in our deep fryer when camping for “donut night.” Truly, they’re the only thing that make camping with two young ones and ALL my in-laws bearable. I LOVE me some donuts. :0)

  2. These look DELICIOUS!!! I’ve always wanted to know how to make my own doughnuts and now I can! XD

  3. Holy yum! My husband is coming home this weekend and I think this is perfect the treat to welcome him home!

  4. One Question. How do you stay skinny????!!! These look amaazing, Pinning now.

  5. I think I just gained 10 pounds reading this!

  6. Grrreeaattt…can’t wait to gain weight from these suckers. They look too good not to make! Maybe I can eat just one….

  7. These look so yummy! My mother in law makes similar donuts (she flattens the biscuit a bit and cuts it into 4 pieces, so they are more like donut holes than yours), and just rolls them in plain sugar… I drizzle Hershey’s chocolate over them and/or dip them in Nutella – SO STINKIN’ AMAZING! But I love the idea of adding the cinnamon and brown sugar to them – definitely will try next time!!!

    • Jess!
      That is awesome! Regular sugar is a favorite of mine! When we go to the donut shop by our house I always get a sugared one.
      Adding the chocolate is beyond brilliant!

      Enjoy the donuts girl! Glad we can bond over our sweet tooth!
      Have a good weekend friend!

  8. umm i’m pregnant with twins right now and i’m pretty sure those are calling my name! lol
    I WILL be purchasing some biscuits this weekend 😉

  9. OMG! I made these this morning and they were delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe! I’ll definetely be making these again!

  10. uh, yes please. i’ll take a baker’s dozen.

  11. Oh my! These look amazing. I’ve never made donuts before, but these look worth trying.

  12. 1/4 cup cinnamon? sounds like a lot! is that right?

  13. Can you make these and store them in a container overnight, or do they need to be eaten same day? just want to make sure they don’t take dry/biscuit”y” if I make them tonight eat in the morning :-)

    • Hi!
      Ok 1/4 cup cinnamon is wrong! My mistake it should read 2-3 tbs. I do like more cinnamon, but you can mix the cinnamon and sugar to your taste. (SO SORRY for that typo…Guess I was half asleep).
      I would make them and eat them within the same day. I have never stored them, if I had to, I would store them with out the sugar coating in a plastic container. When you are ready to eat brush them with a light coating of melted butter and then coat them with sugar and cinnamon.
      I hope this helps!
      Thank you for reading and commenting!
      Have a good week friend!

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