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Easy baked Maple Glazed Spice Doughnuts are simply awesomeGlazed doughnut on blue and white plate and ready in under thirty minutes.  It’s much easier than you may think.  And because they are baked and not fried, well, maybe you can have two.  To get the classic doughnut shape, you will need a specially shaped doughnut pan, available online or at any kitchen supply store.

We make many different doughnuts, but here’s one recipe we love and serve at Grape Arbor Bed and Breakfast.  Donuts are one of the most beloved breakfast treats of all time.  When they are freshly baked they are even more wonderful.  The combination of the maple glaze on a warm, spice doughnut is sublime.

Donuts, in their perfection, are what we all really want when we wake up in the morning. We all know in our heart of hearts that the equation for a perfect breakfast should include at least one of these light, soft treats. What can compare to licking the glaze off your fingers after just finishing a doughnut and sitting back to finish your cup of coffee? These Maple Glazed Spice Donuts make you the breakfast hero.  Wash ’em down with coffee, tea, a glass of milk, or apple cider.

No doughnut pan?  No problem.  Just use a mini muffin tin and cut the baking time to 6 or 7 minutes and VOILA!  Doughnut Holes.


Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • optional 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (careful not to overmeasure)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  1. MAKE THE GLAZE FIRST. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and maple syrup together, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat, whisk in sifted confectioners sugar. Taste. Add maple extract if you want stronger maple flavor.

    Set it aside so it will cool and thicken.

  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a doughnut pan with non stick spray. Set aside.

    FOR THE DONUTS Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt together in a medium bow. Set aside.

    Whisk egg, brown sugar, milk, and yogurt together until smooth. Add melted butter and vanilla and and mix well.

    Pour wet ingredients into the dry until JUST combined, DO NOT over mix. The batter will be thick.

  3. Spoon the batter into a large zip lock bag, cut a corner off of the bag and pipe the dough into the donut cavities in the pan. Only fill 2/3 to 3/4 full.

    Bake for 9 - 10 mins til edged are lightly browned. Cool two minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool.

  4. When the donuts are cool, spoon the glaze on evenly and enjoy.

Recipe Cuisine: American

Recipe By: Adapted from Sally's Baking Obsession - April 23, 2020

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