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Baked Maple Glazed Donuts

These Baked Maple Glazed Donuts are the absolute best way to kick off the Fall season! The perfect cozy spiced donut topped with a buttery maple glaze that will have you going back for seconds!! 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, baked maple donuts, easy baked donut recipe, maple donuts, maple glazed donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 4 tbsp melted, salted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (can sub sour cream)
  • 1 tsp maple extract (can use vanilla extract)

Maple Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp salted, melted butter
  • 1 tsp maple extract (if desired for extra maple flavor)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp milk to thin out glaze if neccessary

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Take a donut pan, grease it (either with butter or cooking spray) and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt until combined.

  3. Melt the butter in a smaller bowl. Make sure you give 3-4 minutes for it to cool completely. Once it has cooled, add in the vanilla extract, egg, greek yogurt and milk. Whisk vigorously to combine and then IMMEDIATELY add it to the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon until they are mixed together.

  4. You want to add it immediately to prevent the butter/egg/milk mixture from clumping.

  5. Add the melted butter/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.

  6. Next, carefully spoon the donut batter either into a ziploc bag or a piping bag if you have one. If you're using a ziploc bag, cut the tip of the bag and pipe the batter into the greased donut pan, about ⅔ of the way full for each donut. 

  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes and then carefully remove them to continue cooling on a wire rack.

  8. Whip up the glaze by melting the butter in a small bowl. To the melted butter, add the maple syrup and whisk until combined. Whisk in the powdered sugar and maple extract and then a splash or two of milk if desired. You want the glaze to be THICK.

  9. Once the donuts are done cooling, carefully dip the top half into the glaze and let the glaze set. Enjoy!