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Cinnamon Sugared Donut Holes Recipe

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When wanting something that is sweet but oh-so-satisfying, look no further than this Cinnamon Sugared Donut Holes Recipe. Be sure to check out my Amazing Homemade Donut Recipes for more sweet breakfast ideas!

This is an easy recipe to follow that will help you create soft and fluffy donuts with a cinnamon-sugared crunch. These are just the best!

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Donuts are yummy and addictive, but when you can keep things easy and fun as they are coated in delicious cinnamon sugar, you can’t go wrong!

With every bite, you get that crisp outer layer with the warming taste of cinnamon. Super tasty and a recipe your whole family is going to love.

Cinnamon Sugared Donut Holes Recipe

Stop stressing over making donuts, and try this easy donut hole recipe. I literally make it all the time because it’s fast and straightforward.

My simple step-by-step instructions below prove that you can easily make donut holes at home, just like I do!

The hardest part of this entire recipe is being patient enough for them to cool down enough to eat. (and when it comes to sweets as good as these, patience is not my virtue!)

My boys crave and ask for these cinnamon-sugared donut holes all the time. I try and make them for special occasions, but sometimes I make them just because, too!

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How should I store the cinnamon sugar donut holes?

When it comes to storing homemade cinnamon sugar donut holes, the important thing is to make sure they remain as fresh and moist as when they were cooked.

A good way to do this is by keeping them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. If the donut holes are going to be displayed or served on a platter, they should only be left out for a limited time before being moved back into a more suitable storage space.

However, if the humidity is not an issue, leaving them at room temperature for a few days is reasonable. For longer-term storage, placing them in the freezer will prevent any staling that may occur from prolonged exposure to oxygen – be sure to keep them sealed in an airtight bag so that ice crystals do not form on them.

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Make it a Meal:

When it comes to meal planning, you’re going to find out that it’s an easy way to prepare for the week.

It saved my time and sanity so much over the years!

Main Dish: Blackened Tilapia

Vegetable Side: Roasted Butternut Squash

Starch Side: Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Candy Apple Mocktail

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Best Donut Recipes:

Once you make these cinnamon sugar donut holes, you will not want to stop. You can make this recipe over and over again and never get bored!

But just in case you want other options, I’ve gathered some of the best donuts for you to try!

I love making these Andes Mint Donuts! I really enjoy the mint flavor and so do the boys!

Just wait until you start your day off with this Gingerbread Donut Recipe. You can’t go wrong, and perfect for the festive season or the fall.

Everyone is going to love these Baked Blueberry Doughnuts! So delicious and the perfect weekend treat.

Just in time for fall, check out this recipe for Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts.

Need even more donut ideas? This list of 25 Homemade Donut Recipes is just what you need!

My taste buds love this Smores Donuts recipe, and the kids do! Super tasty!

Give this simple recipe for Mardi Gras Cake Mix Donuts a try!

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How long does it take homemade donut holes to cool down?

Generally speaking, it takes around 10 minutes for homemade donut holes to cool down from their freshly-cooked temperature, depending on several factors, such as the ingredients used, the size, and the cooking or baking method employed.

Just be patient, although it’s hard to do! The inside of the donut hole will be hotter than the outside so keep that in mind when taking a bite.

If they cool down too much to your liking, you can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them back up.

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 32 minutes

These Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes have a great flavor and delicious soft texture. They're great for breakfast or a yummy snack!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5-5 1⁄2 cups flour
  • oil for frying, enough to fill pan 2”
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon


  1. Mix eggs, salt, sugar, sour cream, milk, baking soda, and baking powder together. Blend in enough flour that the dough isn't sticky.
  2. Pat out dough on floured board and roll to 1/2” thick.
  3. Cut donut holes using a 1 1/2” cutter.
  4. Prep a bowl with the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Mix the two ingredients together and set them aside, ready for when the donuts are ready.
  5. Heat cooking oil to 375°.
  6. When donuts are lightly golden, turn with a slotted spoon and repeat cooking on the flip side. (it takes approximately 45 seconds on each side)
  7. Carefully remove donut holes from the fryer with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to drain.
  8. While still warm, toss donut holes in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/30/2022

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