Baked Glazed Donuts

What a gorgeous day in San Francisco today! Actually, it has been perfect weather all week so far. I took my new bike out for a ride the other night across the golden gate bridge at sunset and it was beautiful:

The other day at Ross I walked by this adorable mini-donut pan – only $6! I had to buy it. I have been waiting to use it ever since, and today I finally perfected my first recipe – baked mini glazed donuts. YUM. I can’t wait to start experimenting with more recipes, but I thought I would start out with this basic glazed donut recipe. I found one that looked pretty good on King Arthur Flour’s website, but I tweaked it a little because I found there was too much cinnamon in their recipe. I kind of made the glaze recipe up myself, adding more water/more sugar until it came out perfect. I hope you like the recipe! It works for full sized donut pans as well. XoXo

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Baked Glazed Donuts
Prep time
Cook time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp water, as needed
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, oil and yogurt well with a fork.
  4. Pour liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a teaspoon until combined.
  5. Grease the donut pan and fill each form half full.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Check if they are done by touching lightly - they will spring back.
  7. In the meantime, melt butter in a small saucepan and add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Stir until blended, then add 1 tbsp water at a time until you reach your desired consistency. The glaze will harden if you allow it to cool, so keep stirring occasionally over low heat.
  8. Add more water over heat just before glazing if needed.
  9. Remove from the pan, and cool on a wire rack.
  10. Place a sheet of wax paper under the rack to avoid a mess.
  11. Glaze with icing and set back on rack to set.
Makes 24 donuts

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  1. Anne@FromMySweetHeart says:

    Hi Kristi! Well I’ve been eyeing those donut pans for some time now and you may just have convinced me to purchase one! I never made any kind of donuts before. Your petite glazed donuts look fabulous! And I’m glad you perfected that sweet little glaze for us! They really do look scrumptious. And what a beautiful shot of the bridge! : )

    • mysanfranciscokitchen says:

      Some days I miss the sun, but whenever I leave the city for too long I want the cold again! Endless battle… 🙂

  2. Kel says:

    I just made these! Delicious! My 15 year old son just devoured two – full size! If he had actually tasted them I am sure he would agree that they are great!

  3. Julie M. says:

    I just tried your chocolate donuts and they were amazing! I want to try this recipe next. Is the nutrition information/calories about the same?

  4. Jolene Ann says:

    I made these with what I had around the kitchen and still they came out great!!

    1 cup all-purpose flour — I used Bob’s Red Mill Wheat Flour
    ½ cup sugar — I used Brown Sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    Pinch of nutmeg
    ¼ tsp salt
    ½ tsp cinnamon
    2 large eggs
    3 tbsp vegetable oil
    2 tbsp plain yogurt — I used equal parts blended banana and almond milk puree.

    2 tbsp butter — i used extra virgin olive oil
    ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar — brown sugar
    ½ tsp vanilla extract — i used 2 tsp
    2-3 tbsp water, as needed


    I wish I had a cool donut pan 🙂 So I lined a baking pan with silicone cupcake liners.

    “TADA!!” 😀

  5. Emily says:

    These were fab. I have made them 4 or 5 times now and people go nuts for them. I believe I had to double the glaze to cover all the donuts completely. I wish I could come up with a chocolate glazed version of this recipe. I have tried several recipes from around the internet and they all disappoint. Do you have a chocolate version of these?

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