Baked Maple Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar


We are huge breakfast fan’s in this house. We woke up wanting doughnuts and had these whipped up in less than 20 minutes. They were warm and fluffy with the perfect hint of sweetness. Pair with a cup of hot coffee or tea and you’ve got the perfect breakfast.


recipe adapted from

1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour

1 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 egg (lightly beaten)

3/4 c. non-fat vanilla yogurt

1 tabls. vegetable oil

2 1/2 tabls. real maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tabls. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly spray donut pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl lightly whisk all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl mix together all wet ingredients. Create well in dry ingredients and pour in wet, mix until just combined. Spoon batter evenly into the donut pan.

Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool for 2 – 3 minutes in pan then flip onto cooling rack. While cooling melt 3 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Mix together 1/3 c. sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon. Lightly brush each donut with melted butter/syrup mixture and dip each donut into cinnamon sugar to coat.




baked blueberry doughnuts with lemon glaze

Sorry I’ve been MIA the past few weeks! Been busy with things, fun things. 🙂

Busy running and training for my first 10k! This was  a HUGE deal for me! I have never been a runner, never, ever, ever! When I was in elementary school and it was a running day in P.E. I would always come up with some kind of excuse to get out of running. In November, I just started jogging a little bit then started really taking it seriously and it’s been awesome! The race was so much fun and I’m looking forward to doing many more!

We’ve  been busy building and getting the garden ready! I am so excited about these beautiful raised beds my hubs built for me! Just love him 🙂 Going to have 2 different types of potatoes and onions, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, carrots, tons of different herbs, squash, zucchini, and some green beans. Pictures to come soon!!

We’ve also been busy meeting our sweet new nephew, Colton Barnard. So precious. 🙂

To make up for my long absence I’m sharing with you more baked doughnuts!! These are absolutely wonderful. So moist and sweet with the perfect hint of lemon tartness. These are the perfect breakfast treat to indulge in without the guilt!


recipe adapted from: 

2 c. cake flour

3/4 c. sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

zest from 1 lemon

3/4 c. buttermilk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tbls. butter, melted and slightly cool

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 c. blueberries

Lemon Glaze:

1 c. powdered sugar

1/2 tbls. milk

1 tbls. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Whisk the cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.  Add in the lemon zest and whisk. Pour in the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla extract. Gently mix the ingredients together. Be careful not to over-mix the batter. Gently, fold in the halved blueberries carefully. Lightly grease a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Carefully spoon the batter into the doughnut pan, filling each one halfway. Bake the doughnuts at 400 F for 8-9 minutes. The donuts will remain light in color, but should spring back when pressed.

For the glaze: Put the powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add in the lemon juice, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. If the glaze is too thick, add additional lemon juice or milk.

Once the doughnuts are done baking, let them cool in the doughnut pan for 3-4 minutes. Carefully remove the donuts from the pan.  Dip one side of each doughnut in the glaze. Set the doughnuts on top of a cooling rack with a baking sheet lined with foil underneath. Allow the glaze on the doughnuts to dry and serve.