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Maple Glazed Donuts

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Baked to perfection and topped with a sweet glaze, these Maple Glazed Donuts make a delicious treat any time of day! We traditionally think of donuts as a breakfast item, but they work as an afternoon snack or even dessert as well. Donuts are pretty much the perfect food, they make you happy any time of day and always bring a smile to your face.

One glazed donut cut in half and leaning again a second donut on a white plate.

Well, they bring a smile to my face anyway. Donuts have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, which is why I do not make them very often! My favorite has always been Long Johns, you know the long yeast doughnut that is deep fried and covered in a thick chocolate glaze!! I was in no mood for frying and thought a baked fall type flavor would be a better idea this weekend.

Looking down at a single glazed donut on a white plate.

How to make Maple Glazed Donuts:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large, six-cavity donut pan with baking spray. Set aside.

Mix the flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.

 flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a glass bowl.

Mix the milk, yogurt, butter, vanilla and egg together in a separate bowl.

 milk, yogurt, butter, vanilla and egg in a large glass bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Donut batter mixed with a wire whisk in a large glass bowl.

Pour the batter into a large zipper top bag. Snip about 1/2-inch off one corner of the bag.

Donut batter in a large zipper topped bag with a corner cut off.

Squeeze the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling about 2/3’rds full.

Donut batter poured into six cavities in a donut pan.

Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The bottom of the donuts will be golden brown and the tops will remain light and bounce back when you press them with your finger.

Six baked donuts in in a donut pan,

Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Flip the donuts out onto a wire cooling rack.

Hot donuts on a wire cooling rack.

Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a medium sized bowl while the donuts are cooling.

Dip each of the donuts into the glaze and place back on the cooling rack.

Glazed donuts on a wire cooling rack.

Let the excess glaze drip off and allow to set. Serve with your favorite beverage.

Two stacked maple glazed donuts on small white plate with a cup of coffee in background.

Breakfast of Champions!! Okay, maybe not but it sounded good.

Recipe Notes:

  • I’m sure you can use a smaller donut pan, but I have not tried it. I would cut the baking time in half to start and watch them closely until done.
  • I used pure maple syrup and a bit of maple extract to achieve a more pronounced flavor. Maple flavored syrups are just corn syrup flavored with maple and will not give you a strong enough maple flavor.

Tools used to make these Maple Glazed Donuts:

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More doughnut recipes to try:

What is the difference between Donuts and Doughnuts?

Donuts are baked and have the texture of muffins. Doughnuts are made with a yeast dough that is deep fried. At least that is my interpretation and how I name them here on the blog.

Did you notice that the spelling kept changing through out the post?

So what is your favorite flavor of donut/doughnut?

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Maple Glazed Donuts

Baked to perfection and topped with a sweet glaze, these Maple Glazed Donuts make a delicious treat any time of day!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donut, breakfast, maple, recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

For the Donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons milk (I used unsweetened cashewmilk)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 4 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract

Instructions

For the Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large, six-cavity donut pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Mix the flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  • Mix the milk, yogurt, butter, vanilla and egg together in a separate bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Pour the batter into a large zipper top bag. Snip about 1/2-inch off one corner of the bag.
  • Squeeze the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling about 2/3’rds full.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The bottom of the donuts will be golden brown and the tops will remain light and bounce back when you press them with your finger.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Flip the donuts out onto a wire cooling rack.

For the Glaze

  • Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a medium sized bowl while the donuts are cooling.
  • Dip each of the donuts into the glaze and place back on the cooling rack. Let the excess glaze drip off and allow to set.

Notes

  • I’m sure you can use a smaller donut pan, but I have not tried it. I would cut the baking time in half to start and watch them closely until done.
  • I used pure maple syrup and a bit of maple extract to achieve a more pronounced flavor. Maple flavored syrups are just corn syrup flavored with maple and will not give you a strong enough maple flavor.
  • I used brown and granulated sugars because brown sugar alone was not quite sweet enough. Adjust to your own tastes.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 168mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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  1. These look so good! I love maple, and I feel like recently “pumpkin spice” has sort of taken over fall. I agree that doughnuts make a wonderful dessert. After all, they are pretty much a small, frosted cake:)

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