Have you ever made your own donuts? Grab a donut pan and give it a shot! These Maple Baked Donuts are one of my favorites to make from scratch!
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These donuts have maple in the dough and in the glaze. Double maple! The combination of maple with the cake donut gives you the flavor of a pancake. The only thing that would make this better would be to top it with bacon!
One of the best things about baked donuts is that you can make them ahead of time. That way, you can enjoy them for breakfast the next day without having to bake right when you wake up.
This recipe is so easy to whip up without yeast! Before long, you’ll have the donuts in the oven, filling your house with their tasty aroma. These Maple Donuts have such a delicious, fluffy texture.
Tools You Will Need to Make Baked Donuts
- A Donut Pan. There isn’t really a hack to get by without a donut pan for making baked donuts, but trust me when I say it’s worth the investment!
- A mixing bowl and measuring cups and spoons. You can find all my favorites on my Kitchen Essentials page!
- A piping bag to drizzle the glaze on. If you don’t have one, you can put the glaze in a sandwich bag and cut the tip off of one of the corners instead! Or just drizzle the glaze on using a spoon.
Why Bake Donuts Instead of Frying Them?
Making baked donuts is so much simpler than frying them! It takes less time and doesn’t make as much of a mess. You don’t have to spend time over a hot pot of oil frying up donuts, either.
You’ll love how simple these baked donuts are to make. Once you try this recipe, mix things up by coming up with your own baked donut flavors and toppings.
Are Baked Donuts Healthier?
Baked donuts are technically healthier for you because they aren’t fried in oil! But they typically still have a high amount of sugar and carbs. So these donuts are still a special treat but a little better for you than fried donuts.