Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes are easy to make and perfect for breakfast!
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My love for baked donuts continues with these Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes. Ever since the first time I made baked donuts, I’ve been hooked on them. They’re definitely different than fried donuts, they tend to have more of a cakey texture. But I think baked donuts and donut holes are absolutely delicious in their own way. In fact, I actually prefer the baked version over the fried version any day.
Plus, these baked donut holes have a special ingredient in them that makes them taste even better.
The secret ingredient in these little baked donut holes? International Delight Iced Coffee Caramel Macchiato. The iced coffee adds a little extra something to these donut holes that I absolutely love and I think you will too. The best part about this recipe is that you only need 1/2 cup, so that means there’s leftover iced coffee for you to enjoy along with your donut holes.
Or you could go ahead and buy the International Delight Iced Coffee Mocha flavor and enjoy that too. Both are seriously so good and make you feel like you’re drinking something from a coffee shop, but without the hassle of actually going to a coffee shop.
Since it’s been so hot outside, I grabbed a few containers of International Delight Iced Coffee while I was at Walmart this past weekend. The best part about International Delight Iced Coffee is that it’s already prepared for you, all you have to do it pour it over some ice and enjoy. You can keep the iced coffee in your refrigerator and pour a glass whenever a coffee craving strikes. It’s really the easiest iced coffee you will ever buy!
And since you’re not having to leave your house to go pick up an iced coffee, you can mix up a batch of baked donut holes too. Because the only thing better than a glass of iced coffee, is a glass of iced coffee with donut holes.
I’ve always loved making baked donuts because they’re so easy to make. Simply mix up the batter, pipe or spoon it into a mini muffin pan, and bake! I dipped these donut holes into some melted butter, then a nice coating of cinnamon and sugar. You could also make a glaze with some powdered sugar and the iced coffee and dip them into that instead. Just thinking about that is making me want to make another batch.
Or you could even dip them into some homemade salted caramel sauce.
These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes are good straight out of the oven, but when you add the coating to these they literally melt in your mouth when you take a bite. Actually, I think it’s about time to make a second batch. I mean we made it through Monday, so we deserve a little something special. Right?
- When mixing the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together, make sure to mix until everything is just combined. Over mixing the batter can lead to dense donut holes.
- For an easier way to fill the mini muffin cavities, scoop the batter into a piping bag or ziplock bag with the corner snipped off and pipe the batter into each cavity. This makes it so much easier to fill them and less messy too!
- Make sure to only fill the mini muffin cavities just 3/4th of the way full, so they don’t overflow in the pan. You should get exactly 24 donut holes with this recipe.
- It’s best to allow the donut holes to cool completely before dipping them into the melted butter and cinnamon sugar mixture.
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
For the donut holes:
- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour spooned & leveled
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup International Delight Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee or milk
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
For the cinnamon sugar coating:
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
To make the donut holes:
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 24-count mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the International Delight Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee, Greek yogurt, sugar, egg, vanilla, and melted butter until fully combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.
- Pipe (or spoon) the batter evenly into all 24 mini muffin cavities, only filling each one about 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake at 350°F for 9-11 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the donut holes comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Gently remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool.
To make the cinnamon sugar coating:
- Add the melted butter to small bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Take each donut hole and dunk it into the melted butter, making sure it is fully coated. Then dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture, making sure to coat well. Repeat until all of the donut holes are coated, then serve and enjoy!
Ok, I am obsessed with ID iced coffee…it’s my afternoon pick-me-up almost every day! So that means that I would absolutely LOVE these donut holes. Baked is way better than fried, especially when cinnamon and sugar is involved! Yum!
I’ve been loving it too, it’s perfect any time of day! Thanks, Gayle!
These are pure heaven. I love that ID! It’s so good and refreshing, I should get some for this hot weather!
Baked donut holes are seriously the best! They remind me of mini pancakes or cupcakes but a little different 🙂
Donut holes and some International Delight sound perfect right about now. Would love to try making donut holes but yours came out so perfect and I’m sure mine would be completely wonky. #client
They’re so easy I bet they would turn out great! Thanks, Carolyn!
yum, these sound so good! I can never resist anything cinnamon sugar!!
I like how you put in exact instructions for how to find the coffee in Walmart. ☺️
Hope you found it helpful, Annie 🙂
What else can I use instead of coffee? Thank you x
You can replace it with milk!
Baked donut holes are totally more adorable than regular donuts especially if they are cinnamon sugar! These look totally irresistible! Love the ID iced coffee in here!
I need to make baked donut holes! Specifically these! I love the flavors here Danielle!
So if these are baked that means they’re healthy, right?! These remind me of those mini donuts you get at the fair — which I am obsessed with!
These donut holes look so fluffy and delicious Danielle, and your photos are just beautiful! My kids would just love these!
These are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l Danielle! I love anything with cinnamon so these are right up my alley! Pinned!
These donut holes look fantastic, Danielle! I love anything with cinnamon sugar! 🙂
I’m loving my iced coffee this summer, and these donut holes look like the perfect treat to enjoy with it! I’ll have to try that International Delight iced coffee. It sounds so convenient and delicious!!
These look SO good!! Love that cinnamon sugar layer…YUM. Those would last exactly 0.5 seconds around here 😉
I loooove that iced coffee! So delicious, and even better that you added it to these beautiful donut holes. I love that cinnamon sugar coating – I could definitely devour a few of these 🙂
How do you get the donuts to stay round like a ball instead of taking the form of the mini muffins? Yours look round but I’d imagine they’d look like mini muffins instead.
Hi, Sheri! It’s important to just not overfill the muffin cavities, so they don’t end up with muffin tops. They still look like mini muffins, but once you add the cinnamon sugar coating you can’t tell as much.
Can I replace the iced coffee with normal milk? Or is there any substitute?
Regular milk will work just fine!
Hi is there any substitute for the iced coffee?
Any kind of milk will work just fine!
Was excited to try this until I saw the coffee I need to buy. Im not sure if that variant is available here. Im from Manila, Phiilippines. Will any flavor iced coffee drink be ok?
Thanks a lot!
Hi, Espie! You can substitute it with milk.
I made these this morning, but my son loves the cinnamon powdered donut holes we can’t buy anymore, so I actually followed this recipe but covered the donut holes with powdered sugar/cinnamon instead of granulated sugar. There wasn’t a single one left on the plate! ?
So happy to hear that, Deb!
Can I replace the ID iced coffee with cold brew I make a home and my favorite creamer?
These look amazing and I can’t wait to make them.
That would be fine! Or you can replace it with an equal amount of milk.
Hi could I use cake pop moulds instead of mini muffins
Yes, that would be fine. You may need to adjust the baking time slightly though.
Hi Danielle 🙂 These looks so good, I can’t wait to try it.
Just a little question, what can I substitute the Greek yogurt with? I’m thinking to make a vegan version of this 🙂 thank you!
You could replace it with a vegan yogurt.
What’s another substitute for Greek Yoghurt? Can I use sour cream?
Yes, sour cream would be fine!
Our favorite donut shop was closed this morning and sometimes you just gotta have ‘em! Made this recipe—easy and so delicious! I didn’t have any Greek yogurt so I substituted sour cream and it worked well. Next time I’ll experiment with cinnamon sugar and finely ground walnuts and coconut for topping. This is a keeper.