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Baked Maple Spice Donut With Caramel

When I'm in a pinch for breakfast and craving something sweet, I automatically default to baked donuts. They take about 25 minutes to make from start to finish, and create that cozy feeling in your house. Especially these baked maple spice donuts with caramel! The aroma of spices and and brown sugar float through the air and make this the perfect holiday treat.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast recipe, easy dessert recipe, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 385kcal


For the donuts:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup buttermilk or regular milk if you don't have buttermilk on hand
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon milk
  • Caramel sauce
  • Sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix together all the dry ingredients in a stand mixer. Add in the wet ingredients and stir for about 30 seconds until all of the batter is mixed. Be careful not to overmix, so they maintain a chewy, doughy texture. Take a sandwich bag and scoop in the batter to make a piping bag. Cut about ½ inch off the bottom corner to make the piping tip opening. Pipe the batter into a greased donut pan, filling each mold about ¾ full. Do not add more or they will puff up and lose the hole in middle. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until barely golden on the edges.
  • While the donuts are baking, make the glaze. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup and milk. It should be a thick consistency.
  • Remove the donuts from the oven, and allow them to cool for about 5-10 minutes. Once cooled, but still slightly warm, dip or spoon the maple glaze onto the tops of the donuts. Feel free to add a second layer of glaze so the donut has a thick, flaky frosting. Drizzle caramel sauce over the glaze and add your favorite sprinkles. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Baking times may need to be longer if you are in a high altitude.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 173mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.3mg