Whole Grain Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Whole Grain Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts | texanerin.com

So after the drab brown bread, I’m back with something more exciting: doughnuts! And they’re full of cinnamon and sugar. The perfect way to start the morning, am I right?

You know how I make everything 100% whole grain? Well this time I went with 66.6%. It’s good enough, right? ;) They’re still healthier. After all, the doughnuts have Greek yogurt and we know all that this instantly transforms anything into health food.

They’re super quick and easy to make as there’s no yeast, no rising time and no kneading. I love my fried doughnuts but they can be quite the pain to make and then two days later, you’re 4 pounds heavier. But with these, you only have six!

Whole Grain Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts | texanerin.com

Oh, and you guys, I’m headed to Stockholm tomorrow for a long weekend! I’m going to visit an old friend of mine whom I met the first time I was an exchange student in Sweden. Yup. I was an exchange student in Sweden twice. I kind of love it there. But I’ll share more about that when I come back. And when I return, I’ll have some Swedish recipes to post.

For the recipe, head on over to Good Life Eats: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

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39 comments on “Whole Grain Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts” — Add one!

  • Heather
    August 6, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    Hi Erin! I have been having donut cravings for a few days now. I woke this morning knowing if I didn’t find a good recipe and make some, I was off to the donut shop. I knew you would have something good and I was right!!! I have to admit that I tried making my own powdered sugar glaze and didn’t care for it at all. So, I tossed the rest of my glaze and used your topping recipe. I’m so glad I only glazed one donut with the other stuff. The rest of the donuts were SO GOOD with the butter and cinnamon sugar on top. I do like to experiment, but can admit when I’m wrong ;-). These smelled really good while they were baking, so I was ready for cinnamon when they came out of the oven. And though I thought I wanted a powdered sugar glaze, I thought they were delicious and I loved the way the sugar crunched between my teeth. Thanks for always having awesome recipes that taste great and don’t give me a guilt complex!!!

    • Erin replies to Heather
      August 11, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

      I’m so happy that they came out well! I usually don’t like to smother my treats in sugar but it worked so well here, didn’t it? ;) A powdered sugar glaze sounds good, too… definitely something I’ll think about! Thanks, as always, for your feedback and sorry for my slow reply. :)

      • Heather replies to Erin
        August 12, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

        I’d love to know if you decide to make a glaze for these yummy guys!

        • Erin replies to Heather
          August 18, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

          I’ll email you if I do! :)

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles says
    March 26, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    Oooh yum! These look goooood! Going to check out the recipe :) Also… I am so jealous of you being an exchange student in Sweden! You shouldn't have even mentioned twice, lol! So awesome!

  • eatgood4life.blogspot.com says
    March 25, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Oh boy. You are killing me with the baking goods. They are all right up my alley :-) Sweeden? I only wish. My sister lived there for a year and I couldn't go and visti. What a beautiful place. I am sure you had fun with your friend, are there any pictures? :-)

  • Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says
    March 22, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    These look awesome! I have never met a doughnut I didn't like, and the idea of making them with whole grains… SIGN ME UP!

  • Lora CakeDuchess says
    March 22, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    Oh, all I can think of is how fabulous it is you are jetting off to Stockholm for a long weekend. I hope you have a blast and can't wait to hear about it:))Love these healthier doughnuts, Erin!

    • Erin replies to Lora CakeDuchess
      March 22, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

      Haha, you make it sound so much more exotic than it really is. I just visited an old friend. It was fun, though! :)

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations says
    March 20, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    These donuts look soo yummy!
    I bet your time in Sweden was awesome.

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says
    March 18, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    cinnamon sugar donuts are my favorite kind Erin! Yours look so perfect and loooooving that they are whole grain. Hope you enjoyed the long weekend!

  • Honey says
    March 18, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    this looks amazing… so beautifully baked.

  • london bakes says
    March 17, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    These look like perfect baked doughnuts – what a way to start the weekend!

  • Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } says
    March 16, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Cinnamon Sugar is among one of my favorite things and your donuts look divine. As I write this comment I am enjoying cinnamon toast. Happy Saturday!

  • Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen says
    March 16, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    Oh my, these look fabulous! Yumm. I want some for breakfast tomorrow :D

  • www.you-made-that.com says
    March 16, 2013 @ 1:57 am

    These look wonderful Erin. I could eat these and feel better about eating donuts for breakfast :)

    • Erin replies to www.you-made-that.com
      March 21, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

      Heeey! Never feel bad about eating donuts for breakfast. You need your energy from somewhere, right? ;)

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking says
    March 15, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    Have fun in Stockholm. How cool is that! I never never been to Sweden, i heard it's a beautiful county; cold but beautiful!
    These donuts look perfect as a lazy weekend breakfast. Thanks for sharing

    • Erin replies to Roxana | Roxana’s Home Baking
      March 21, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

      Thank you, Roxana! It is cold but not any colder than Germany and a whole lot sunnier so I can live with the coldness. ;)

  • Lemons and Anchovies says
    March 15, 2013 @ 12:09 am

    I love cinnamon-sugar anything–yum!

    Happy weekend!

    • Erin replies to Lemons and Anchovies
      March 21, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

      Thank you! I'm a bit late with this comment so I'll say I hope you have a great weekend. It's almost here, right? ;)

  • Carla Walker says
    March 14, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

    Have fun in Stockholm! These donuts look awesome! I love that they arent 100% whole wheat, but still healthy. Yummm… cinnamon and sugar!

    • Erin replies to Carla Walker
      March 21, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

      Thanks! I had oodles of fun. :) I hope you had a nice trip, too!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
    March 14, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    Love baked donuts! These look perfect! Have a great trip!

  • Valerie says
    March 14, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    These doughnuts look Amazing! Love the fact that they're baked, which means more late-night snacking (guilt free!).

    Have fun in Stockholm!!

    • Erin replies to Valerie
      March 21, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

      Exactly! Totally suitable for an anytime snack. :)

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    March 14, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    Such a fabulous recipe! Yum!

  • Becca says
    March 14, 2013 @ 2:32 am


    Have a good trip! :)

    • Erin replies to Becca
      March 21, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

      Thanks, Becca! I had a great time. So fun! :)

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says
    March 14, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    Erin these look so much better than the ones we made :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
    March 13, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    I love baked doughnuts and cinnamon + sugar = happiness :).

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says
    March 13, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    I LOVE baked doughnuts!! As much as I love the fried variety too, my waistline certainly doesn't and baked are so much quicker without the yeast, love that these are healthier too, always looking for ways that I can be "naughty" but it not be too bad when I look at the scales! :D

    • Erin replies to Annie @ Annie’s Noms
      March 21, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

      Same here, Annie! I LOVE the fried ones, but, yeah… you know. Not so good to eat a dozen in a day. Which is impossible not to do!


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