Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze

I’ve had a donut pan for a few years now…And I think I used it the one time for that post, and it’s been sitting in my cupboard ever since. Part of it that it’s a pain in the arse to make a dozen donuts when your pan only holds six at a time. Well, really, I think that’s it. I attempted to make baked corn fritters in the pan once, and when the batch didn’t come out of the pan without some help from a chisel, I kind of gave up on it. But recently, since I’ve been on this kick of trying to make as much from scratch as possible, I decided to cough up the $10 to buy a second donut pan, and give them another try. A little while ago, I made these “healthy” whole-wheat pecan donuts:

Whole-Wheat Pecan Donuts

And by a little while ago, I mean back on Christmas Day. That’s how frequently I use the donut pan(s). Still, I’m determined to change that, so I made some Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze on my most recent day off.

Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze

Sweetly warm from the cinnamon, these have double the maple flavor, because there’s syrup in both the donuts as well as the glaze. I added some maple extract just because I didn’t think there was quite enough maple flavor. I guess that really means they have triple maple flavor.

Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze

I also had to dig out my great-Aunt Lottie’s donut-hole attachment for the biscuit cutter of hers I have, as I opened a new can of baking powder, and even the second time making these, the donuts puffed up enough that in some cases, there was no hole at all! That was easily fixed, though, and once glazed, you couldn’t tell I’d had to cut out the holes.

Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze

I had to make myself a cup of coffee–I could not stop eating these and needed something to dunk them in!

Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze

The bambino recommended a glass of milk for dunking.

Yield: 12-15

Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze

Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


For the Donuts:

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 C maple syrup
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  • Cooking spray

For the Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup, heated slightly
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • hot water


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 2 6-well donut pans with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugars. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, syrup, milk, butter, vanilla, and maple extract (this mixture will be somewhat clumpy).

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the wet ingredients in all at once. Fold with a spatula just until incorporated. The mixture will be somewhat thick.

Place the batter into a piping bag fitted with a round tip, and pipe into the donut pan wells, being careful to fill only 2/3 full.

Bake the donuts for 12-14 minutes or until they spring back slightly when touched. Cool 5 minutes in the pans before removing and cooling completely on wire racks.

To make the glaze, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl, add hot water as necessary to make the glaze spreadable. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and allow to set before enjoying.

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As with most donuts, these are best eaten the day they’re made, but I can attest to the fact that if you put them in an air-tight container overnight, they will be just as delicious the next day. And if you’re dunking them in coffee or milk, there’s nothing better than a day-old donut anyway!

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2 Replies to “Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze”

  1. I love “naughty” food, and these donuts look as if they’d fit the bill! Love the circular theme of the donuts complemented by the lines around your dishes…circles abound!

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