We may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more information go to Privacy Policy & Disclosure.

Cinnamon Donuts

Cinnamon Donuts

There is nothing better than delicious light sweet fluffy sugary cinnamon donuts (doughnut). There are plenty of calories in sugar doughnuts, so if you are trying to lose weight and avoid sugar they are not the best, but boy, do they taste good.

cinnamon donuts

American Donuts

In some countries you have a real donut culture helped by companies like Dunkin’ Donuts. The origins of the donut are probably the Dutch ‘olykoek’ which the Dutch settlers brought with them to New Amsterdam (now New York) at the beginning of the 19th century.

The olibol

The ‘olykoek’ is now known as the ‘olibol’ and is still traditionally fried in most houses in the Netherlands around New Year’s Eve. At New Year celebrations the Dutch will celebrate the fireworks and midnight with a deliciously unhealthy olibol, or two (they are REALLY good!).

baked cinnamon sugar donuts
However the rest of the year you will not really see the olibol in Holland. Birthdays are mostly celebrated in the Netherlands with cake or vlaai (a delicious sort of fruit tart).

fried donut recipe
The donut of today tastes very different to an olibol. Olibollen can contain raisons for example, and the dough is different. Donuts tend to have a lighter internal texture. Both are tasty, and both contain significant calories. Donuts are normally dunked in sugar, whereas olibollen are sprinkled with powdered sugar.

cinnamon doughnuts
This cinnamon sugar donuts recipe is a deep fried doughnut recipe that will give you delicious fried doughnuts. The shape you cut before you fry them will determine whether you get ring doughnuts or filled doughnuts, so you will need to experiment.

frying donuts

The holes from the ring doughnuts can be fried as well to give you some mini cinnamon sugar donut holes, which look like mini filled donuts.

filled doughnut

sugar doughnuts
I do not have a doughnut cutter, so I cut with biscuit cutters, which does the trick. However, it does mean my donuts may not be completely symmetrical. Who cares? My daughter does not seem to notice 🙂

doughnut holes

You may wish to fill your doughnuts with custard, jam or Nutella filling. Maybe you would like to glaze them ? It’s up to you:


cinnamon sugar doughnuts

I hope you enjoy making these cinnamon sugar donuts as much as we did. Mine did not last long!

How to make cinnamon sugar doughnuts

Cinnamon Donuts

Cinnamon Donuts

Try this recipe at home for fluffy delicious cinnamon donuts that the whole family will love. Use you bread machine for the dough and fry in the pan.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 90 ml water
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 60g melted butter
  • 460 g Bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 7g quick rise yeast sachet
  • Sunflower oil for frying
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. I use my bread machine for this recipe, just because it is easier, less hassle and saves some mess in the kitchen.
  2. Put the water, buttermilk, salt, melted butter and beaten egg in the bread machine container. Cover with the flour and make a hole in the middle where you place the yeast. Put the machine on the dough making setting.
  3. In the meantime mix the caster sugar and cinnamon in a dish. This is for covering the doughnuts when they come out of the pan.
  4. When the dough program is finished (mine takes 1,5 hours), roll out the dough to about finger thickness.
  5. Then cut the dough into a ring doughnut shapes using a doughnut cutter, and put on a silicon sheet. (I use two biscuit cutters to do this, which is why my donuts are not very symmetrical!).
  6. Then place the silicon sheet on a tray in the oven for about 10 minutes (just warmed up briefly to about 60C so that the donuts rise a bit more).
  7. Then fry them in about 10 mm of oil on each side until brown. About 30-50 seconds each side. The oil should be at about 180C. Keep an eye on them.
  8. When ready, dip the doughnuts hot into the sugar/cinnamon mix so they are nicely covered, and leave to cool (or just eat them hot!)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 309mg Carbohydrates: 41g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.
If you liked this recipe, you may enjoy these:

Sharing is caring!

2 thoughts on “Cinnamon Donuts”

  1. These look great. Fairly easy recipe as well. I have wanted to make donuts but have yett o try them. I will have to make them for my family at some point.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.