Cinnamon Sugar Donuts


Experience the delightful combination of fluffy dough, warm cinnamon, and sweet sugar with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. These irresistible treats offer a burst of comforting flavors and a satisfying crunch in every bite. Whether enjoyed as a morning pick-me-up, a delightful dessert, or a special treat for any occasion, Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are sure to become a beloved favorite. In this article, we’ll explore the magic of these delectable donuts and share a mouthwatering recipe that will have you reaching for more.


  • 1 can refrigerator biscuits (any amount of biscuits is fine)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a shallow baking pan (like a glass pie pan) with butter or cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter (microwave in 30-second increments or melt on the stovetop), then place it in a small bowl.
  3. Mix together sugar and cinnamon, then put it in a separate small bowl.
  4. Open the package of biscuits and separate the individual biscuits.
  5. With a knife, cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.
  6. Take each small piece and roll it into a ball.
  7. Dip each ball in melted butter, ensuring it’s fully covered.
  8. Next, roll the butter-covered ball into the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  9. Place the cinnamon-sugar-covered ball into the baking dish.
  10. Repeat until all biscuit pieces are covered and in the baking dish. The donuts can be touching in the pan.
  11. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  12. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. These pull apart easily and are quickly devoured!
  13. Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 21 minutes | Total Time: 31 minutes

Serving Tips:

1. Serve Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts warm for the best flavor and texture. The warm donuts will have a soft and fluffy interior with a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating.
2. Pair the donuts with a cup of hot coffee, tea, or hot chocolate for a delightful breakfast or snack combination.
3. Arrange the donuts on a serving platter or tiered stand for a visually appealing presentation at brunches, parties, or gatherings.
4. For an extra indulgent treat, serve the donuts with a side of caramel or chocolate dipping sauce for dipping or drizzling over the top.
5. Consider garnishing the donuts with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of icing for an added touch of sweetness and decoration.

Storage Tips:

1. Allow any leftover Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts to cool completely before storing.
2. Store the cooled donuts in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.
3. If you prefer to keep the donuts fresh for longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days. Place them in a single layer on a plate or tray and cover tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
4. To reheat refrigerated donuts, place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, or until warm. Alternatively, you can warm them in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for 5-10 minutes.
5. Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts can also be frozen for longer-term storage. Place the cooled donuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months.
6. To thaw frozen donuts, place them in the refrigerator overnight or let them sit at room temperature for a few hours. Reheat as instructed above before serving.


1. Can I fry these donuts instead of baking them? Yes, you can fry Cinnamon Sugar Donuts if you prefer. Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F (175°C), then fry the donuts in batches until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels before coating in cinnamon sugar.

2. Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk in the recipe? Yes, you can substitute regular milk for buttermilk in the recipe. Simply add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes to sour before using it as a buttermilk substitute.

3. Can I make these donuts ahead of time for a special occasion? Yes, you can make the donuts ahead of time. Bake or fry them according to the recipe, then store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1-2 days. Coat in cinnamon sugar just before serving for optimal freshness.

4. Can I freeze the donuts for later use? Absolutely! Once cooled, place the donuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container, and they can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

5. Can I make mini donut holes instead of traditional-sized donuts? Yes, you can make mini donut holes using the same batter. Fill mini muffin pans or use a mini donut hole pan, then bake or fry until golden brown. Coat in cinnamon sugar while still warm for bite-sized treats.


With their irresistible combination of fluffy texture, warm cinnamon flavor, and sweet sugar coating, Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are a delightful indulgence that’s sure to brighten your day. Whether enjoyed with a cup of coffee in the morning, shared with friends over brunch, or savored as a special treat, these donuts are guaranteed to bring joy to any occasion. So why not treat yourself and your loved ones to the simple pleasure of freshly baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts today? With this easy-to-follow recipe, you’ll be savoring sweet bliss in no time.