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Cinnamon Roll Donut/Doughnut Recipe

As I mentioned in my previous post for the donut kebabs, last time my friends came over for brunch, I made cinnamon roll donuts.  They’re so fun to make and even more fun to watch people enjoy.  These donuts put a fun twist on a classic breakfast food and give you a soft, sweet donut with a buttery, crunchy topping.  You can’t go wrong trying this recipe for a brunch or breakfast party (or just because donuts are good any time, any day!)

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Ingredients Needed:

  • 6 tbsp of butter, melted
  • 5 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tsp of milk
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1+1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1+1/2 cup of flour (I prefer whole wheat)
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

Directions:

Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease donut pan
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat the following ingredients to a bubble:
    • 2 tbsp of melted butter
    • 5 tbsp of brown sugar
    • 2 tsp of cinnamon
    • 1 tsp of milk
    • 1 tsp cornstarch
    • 1 tsp vanilla
  3. Spoon ~ 1 tbsp of the above mixture into the bottom of each donut crevice.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together:
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup of milk
    • 4 tbsp of melted butter
  5. In a larger bowl, mix together:
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1+1/2 cup of flour (I prefer whole wheat)
    • 1/4 tsp of salt
  6. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.  Don’t over mix.  It is okay if it is a bit lumpy!
  7. Bake for approx. 8 minutes or until they bounce back when touched
  8. Remove from oven and cool before icing

Glaze/Toppings

  1. In a small bowl, mix together:
    • 1/4 tsp of vanilla
    • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
    • 1/2-1 tbsp of milk (depending on how thin or thick you want it)
  2. Top with crushed pecans for some extra crunch!

Note: for icing the donuts, it may be easier to put the icing in a small ziploc baggie and cut a small whole in the corner and drizzle that way.  With this type of glaze, it can be really difficult to do with a spoon! 

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