Maple Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Doughnuts

National Running Day has come and gone and I celebrated in appropriate fashion. Today is National Donut Day, and so, here we are. Another fabulous doughnut recipe! Baked, that is. I’m so glad I had this recipe in queue. I would say it was great planning on my part, but that would be a lie. I just really like baked doughnuts! ;-D

If you have not heeded my advice and purchased a doughnut pan, just a heads up that there just maaay be a giveaway in honor of my blogiversary next week…a giveaway that just maaay include doughnut pans. That’s right, plural. PANS.

I just can’t keep a secret that good!

So in honor of National Donut Day, another wonderful baked doughnut recipe. I enjoyed one of these each morning with my coffee last week. There’s just no brighter start to a day…guilt-free!


It’s gorgeous in Chicago. My mom and I have already taken Lily on a walk and gone grocery shopping. I’m heading out for a run around my old stomping ground :-D

Question: What ONE doughnut would be your choice to celebrate National Donut Day?

Happy weekend!


  1. Sour Cream Glazed. Hands Down.

  2. It’s National Doughnut Day today? I had no clue! I love the random holidays… but am horrific about celebrating them a day or two late. Or… you know… whenever… ;)

  3. I’m not a huge doughnut person (I know, I know) but there is an apple farm by me that sells the most delicious apple cider doughnuts (with cinnamon sugar on top). Mmm! My hubby on the other hand hasn’t met a doughnut he didn’t like. I made him a Boston cream pie for his birthday because he loves Boston cream doughnuts!!

  4. I need to make donuts this weekend. I have had such a craving for them!

  5. Oh yours have such a better nutritional profile than mine and the picture is AMAZING! I want one!! I would have to agree with sam and say sour cream glazed…nothing beats it!

  6. Gah, I want to win your doughnut pan(s)!!!….I think this recipe might be the one I’d like to celebrate with. Whole wheat, and just 75 calories…and cinnamon-sugar…mm!

  7. Pumpkin all the way! I need a doughnut pan!

  8. I havent had a donut in FOREVER. My favorite has always been Tim Hortons sour cream glazed donut. Its pretty much the best thing in the world.

  9. Oh my oh my those look good ;)

  10. How did I not know that today was National Donut Day! Yum!
    I really need to get a pan and start baking them.

  11. Your doughnuts look amazing! I may have to get a doughnut pan… I know hubby and the toddler would be VERY happy!

    Enjoy Chicago! :)

  12. Okay. Now I have to get a donut pan. There’s no way around it.

    And by your question, do I understand that anything exists OTHER than chocolate covered donuts. Surely not!! ;-) Loooovvvveeee me some chocolate covered Ds.

  13. I might be looking at a donut pan as a gift for someone. Do you have a recommended brand or key considerations when I’m looking for one?

  14. Yesterday at work the demo kitchen made donuts and they made an announcement about NAtional Donut Day. Right afterwards I grabbed the mike and announced about all my free classes and tours focusing on FRUITS AND VEGGIES!! haha, it was so funny. Well, I thought it was.

    I would have a cream-filled donut if I had a choice. I’m a sucker for that cream and the nice layer of chocolate on top :)

  15. Enjoy your Chicago time Nicole!!!!!! Favorite doughnut? Chocolate glazed. I think it’s probably about a decade since I’ve had one….


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