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Baked Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

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These rich, baked donut holes have the perfect snickerdoodle taste and can be baked and coated in just 30 minutes.

baked cinnamon sugar donut holes

What do you make when it gets cooler outside? Donut holes (baked, because we’re trying to eat somewhat healthy here) packed with cinnamon sugar, of course!


I don’t eat donuts a lot because I’m very picky about them but I absolutely LOVE Krispy Kreme’s cinnamon sugar donuts – they are seriously the best. But why spend money (even if it is worth it) when I can make it at home for FREE? Yep, I spent $0.00 on this 7-ingredient recipe since all the ingredients are usually kitchen staples and I already had them on hand.


To put the icing on the cake (or the cinnamon sugar on the donut hole?), not only are these donut holes incredibly easy to make, they take no more than 30 minutes! You can serve these up as a quick snack or party dessert, even on short notice. And because they are baked instead of fried, you don’t have to feel guilty indulging in them! It’s a #WINWIN situation all-around!


Recipe below!

baked cinnamon sugar donut holes


Baked Snickerdoodle Donut Holes
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Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast
Serves: 15 donut holes
Donut Holes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp butter (cold)
  • ¾ cups milk
Cinnamon Sugar
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or masher, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles crumbs.
  3. Add milk to mixture and combine until dough forms.
  4. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead until it forms a ball. If the dough is sticky, continue adding flour.
  5. Break off 1 tbsp sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Set aside on a greased or lined baking sheet.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place donut holes onto baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, turning over donut holes halfway through.
  7. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Once donut holes are baked, roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Make these donut holes vegan by using substitutes, such as nut milk and vegan shortening.


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