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Maple-glazed baked vanilla donuts

Breakfast just got interesting with these maple-glazed baked vanilla donuts!Breakfast just got interesting with these maple-glazed baked vanilla donuts!

Donuts for breakfast doesn’t have to mean deep-fried, chocolate covered, jelly stuffed balls of dough. Admittedly, that does sound nice, but may just turn you into a sugar-crazed snack monster that wants to take a nap 30 minutes after eating one (or is that just me?).

Breakfast just got interesting with these maple-glazed baked vanilla donuts!

These donuts, although still sweet and delicious, are a little lighter on the sugar, and they’re baked, not fried. Soft and fluffy with a delicious maple glaze, plus a sprinkling of cinnamon for a warming, fall-inspired snack.

Eat them warm with the glaze still runny and a steaming cup of coffee (oh yes!!)

Breakfast just got interesting with these maple-glazed baked vanilla donuts!

Or you can let them cool, allowing the glaze to firm up for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. So good, you might need to make double!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Donuts:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup milk

Glaze:

  • 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Maple glaze donuts ingredients

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 325f Grease two 6-piece donut tins with vegetable oil or spray. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon until combined. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, yogurt, oil and milk. Mix, using a spatula until everything is just combined. Don’t overmix, as this will toughen the donuts.

Maple glaze donuts step 1 collage

2. Spoon the donut batter into a piping bag (no tip required) or a plastic bag with the corner cup off. You want the hole to be approx. ¾”. This makes it easier to fill the donut tins. Pipe the batter into each tin. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Maple glaze donuts step 2 collage

3. Whilst the donuts are cooking, place all of the glaze ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and whisk together until combined. Put to one side.

Maple glaze donuts step 3 collage

4. Take the donuts out of the oven, leave to cool in the tray, then remove from the tray and dip the donuts into the glaze. It’s best to dip the base side of the donut in the glaze, as this side will be smoother. Turn over and place on a cooling rack. Leave the glaze to set for 5 minutes, then sprinkle on the cinnamon.

Maple glaze donuts step 4

Alternatively, you can glaze them and eat them whilst still slightly warm. Delicious!

Breakfast just got interesting with these maple-glazed baked vanilla donuts!