Cinnamon Bun Donuts with Vanilla Glaze Recipe

Cinnamon Bun Donuts with Vanilla Glaze Recipe

How To Make Cinnamon Bun Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

These vanilla glazed cinnamon bun donuts are a combination of two decadent desserts in one snack! A really flavorful treat and a perfect coffee pair!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Donuts:

  • 1cupall-purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • 3tbspgranulated sugar
  • 3tbsplight brown sugar
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2tbspwhole milk,or buttermilk
  • ¼cupunsweetened applesauce
  • 1largeegg
  • ½tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1tbspbutter,melted

For Vanilla Glaze:

  • ½cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • ½tsppure vanilla extract
  • 2tspmilk,or cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and spray donut pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. 

  3. In a small bowl, add applesauce, lowfat buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Whisk or stir to combine.  Slowly add to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix.

  4. Using a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the corner cut off, pipe the batter carefully into prepared donut pan making sure each cavity is only ⅔ full.

  5. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Donuts should be fluffy and should spring back when touched.

  6. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan, about 5 minutes. Dip into glaze.

  7. While donuts are baking or cooling, combine the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add the milk, one teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. 

  8. Dip the donuts into the glaze after they’ve cooled for 5 minutes out of the oven.


  • Calories: 131.24kcal
  • Fat: 2.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.81g
  • Fiber: 0.60g
  • Sugar: 14.60g
  • Protein: 2.31g
  • Cholesterol: 24.51mg
  • Sodium: 110.19mg
  • Calcium: 54.12mg
  • Potassium: 40.02mg
  • Iron: 0.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 21.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.45mg
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