Cinnamon Roll Mini Donuts



A couple of weeks ago I made a Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake.  It was delicious and started my craving on a VERY regular basis for cinnamon sugar.  As a kid one of my favorite treats was cinnamon toast. I love the warm buttery cinnamon sugar when it’s first out of the oven.  I also LOVE cinnamon rolls with the ooey gooey cream cheese frosting on top of all the buttery cinnamon sugar.  YUM!!!!!  This past Christmas I got a mini donut pan from my mother-in-law and it has gone to good use.  My first attempt was just plain Jane cake donuts.  Now don’t get me wrong, cake donuts are my all time favorite donuts   I love the nutmeg and cinnamon with the dense cakey texture.  Well, I decided that not being satisfied to eat my two favorite things separately I had to find a way to combine them and here they are.  I am sharing with you what will soon be your favorite donut. (At least if you like cinnamon sugar.)  They are so easy to make and I made them with normal ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.  They are so good that I would say if you don’t have a donut pan don’t let that stop you.  Make them in a muffin tin and thank me later. :)


Cinnamon Roll Mini Donuts
These mini donuts combine the great taste and texture of a cake donut with the warm buttery cinnamon sugar flavors of a cinnamon roll.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c white sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 T shortening
  • 3/4 milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
Cinnamon Topping
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 1 c brown sugar, packed
  • 2 t cinnamon
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 T cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Grease the donut pan
  3. in a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt
  4. cut in shortening with a fork or your fingers
  5. in a small bowl combine milk, eggs and vanilla extract
  6. gradually pour milk mixture into dry ingredients and mix, dough will be thick
  7. spoon into a plastic storage bag and seal closed
  8. cut a small corner from the bottom and set aside
  9. spoon 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixture into each of the bottoms of the donut molds
  10. squeeze plastic bag to fill donut mold with dough
  11. each mold should be filled 3/4 of the way
  12. bake for 8-10 minutes until the top of the donut bounces back
  13. allow donuts to cool for 5-10 min and twist before removing from pan
  14. while they cool combine the cream cheese, milk and powdered sugar in a small bowl
  15. drizzle or dunk donut into cream cheese frosting.


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