Peach Cinnamon Donuts
Oh my gosh. These Peach Cinnamon Donuts are out of this world! Truly. These baked donuts are made with fresh peaches, cinnamon and Cinnamon Chips. After baking they’re rolled in melted butter and cinnamon-sugar. Yes, please! They are totally delicious.
Back in June I decided to whip up these lovely donuts for some friends and neighbors. I will say, these rich, decadent donuts are like eating dessert! I coat them in a cinnamon-sugar mixture about four times so along with the cinnamon chips in the batter, these donuts are nice and sweet.
If you choose to make these donuts at an off-time of year instead of during peach season, I think they will work just as well with canned peaches. Just make sure you drain the peaches and pat them dry really well before using in the recipe.
Peach Cinnamon Donuts are everything you could want if you’re having sweet tooth cravings. My problem is I could sit down and eat six or eight of them with the blink of an eye! Enjoy.
Peach Cinnamon Donuts are outstanding.
One of the nice things about these donuts is they’re baked rather than fried.
Every bite will knock your socks off!
These fantastic donuts are a little bit of work, but your family will be very grateful you made the effort!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the donuts.
Place UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. Add light brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. (You should also add cinnamon here).
Here I realized I had forgotten to add the cinnamon. Stir all the dry ingredients well and set aside.
Melt butter in a medium mixing bowl.
Add applesauce, peaches, cinnamon chips and buttermilk.
Add pure vanilla extract..
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture.
Stir until just combined.
Spoon mixture into a Glad-Lock bag (without the “stand and fill” bottom).
Seal the bag and cut off a corner.
Spray donut cavities with cooking spray. Pipe donut batter into each hole.
Bake donuts at 400 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow donuts to cool for 10 minutes.
I used these ingredients for the coating.
Melt butter in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, pour sugar and cinnamon. Stir well to combine.
Set up your workspace with cooling racks, the cinnamon-sugar mixture, melted butter and a table knife.
Use a table knife to gently remove donuts from pan.
Place one side of the donut in melted butter.
Dip the buttered side in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Now dip the opposite side in the melted butter.
You don’t need quite this much!
Now dip the opposite side in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over each side three or four times, patting the mixture into the donuts.
After each donut is done, place on wire cooling racks.
Serve Peach Cinnamon Donuts to your hungry family and friends!
While these donuts are perfect during the summer months when fresh peaches are in season, give them a try with canned peaches later in the year!
You’ll be swooning over every bite of these luscious donuts.
I add a lot of the cinnamon-sugar coating on top of each donut so they’re nice and sweet.
Here’s the recipe.
PEACH CINNAMON DONUTS
(My own concoction)
Peach Cinnamon Donuts
- 1 20-tin donut pan
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 medium mixing bowl
- 2 or 3 small mixing bowls
- 1 whisk
- 1 wooden spoon
- 1 sharp knife to peel and dice peaches
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 1 glad lock bag to pipe the donut batter into the donut cavities
- 2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted (1/2 stick)
- 3/4 cup buttermilk or soured milk
- 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract NO substitutes
- 1 cup peaches peeled and diced (about two small peaches)
- 1 cup cinnamon chips
- 12 tbsp. unsalted butter melted (1 1/2 sticks)
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400º.
- Prepare donut tins by spraying well with cooking spray.
- Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Stir well and set aside.
- In a separate microwaveable bowl, melt butter.
- Add applesauce, buttermilk, vanilla, diced peaches and cinnamon chips.
- Whisk well to combine.
- Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir just until moistened.
- Transfer ingredients to a glad lock bag (without the “stand and fill” bottom).
- Cut off a corner and pipe the donut dough into the donut tins a little over ¾ full.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 9-10 minutes or until donuts test done with a toothpick.
- Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
- Dip top of donuts in bowl with melted butter.
- Transfer donut to cinnamon-sugar mixture and dredge buttered donut top into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Invert donut and lightly dip in melted butter.
- Swirl that side in the Cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Continue sprinkling cinnamon-sugar mixture over each side of the donut and gently press the mixture into each side of the donuts.
- (I just used my fingers to do this).
- Keep flipping the donuts over and pressing more and more of the cinnamon-sugar mixture into each side of the donuts each time.
- Do this a total of four times (for the top and four times for the bottom), until the mixture adheres well and the donuts are really well covered with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Place on wire racks to cool completely.
- Melt butter in a microwaveable bowl; set aside.
- Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.
- Dip top of donuts in butter.
- Dredge the buttered side of the donut in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Turn donuts over and dip the bottom in butter.
- Then put the bottom of the donut in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top.
- Turn donut over and coat the bottom.
- Repeat the process about three more times.
- Each time more cinnamon-sugar will adhere to the donuts.
- Place donuts on wire rack to cool completely.
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If you enjoy fresh peaches, these donuts can’t be beat!
Everyone will want one or two of these Peach Cinnamon Donuts!
Seriously, these donuts are drool-worthy!
If you enjoy donuts for breakfast and with your morning coffee, you’ll love Peach Cinnamon Donuts. Yum.