Baked Maple Doughnuts
Just in time for the weekend, we have a dozen light and tender baked maple doughnuts. Dunked in a glossy maple butter glaze and sprinkled with flaky salt to balance the sweetness, these cake doughnuts are breakfast heaven.
A few notes for the best ever maple doughnuts: You will need maple extract for both the doughnuts and the glaze (I ordered this brand), and use a dark amber maple syrup for a smooth, rich maple flavor.
Served up warm with a side of coffee, you’ll want to make your own doughnuts every Saturday morning!
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Baked Maple Doughnuts
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 9 minutes
- Total Time: 39 minutes
- Yield: 12 doughnuts
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Light and tender baked maple doughnuts dunked in a glossy maple butter glaze and sprinkled with flaky salt make the best breakfast! Recipe makes 12 doughnuts.
- 2 cups cake flour (see note below)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk, at room temperature
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 6 Tbsp dark amber maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/2 tsp maple extract
- 1 Tbsp milk
- flaky salt (topping)
- Preheat oven to 425°F and spray a standard doughnut pan with nonstick spray.
- Whisk together cake flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Combine buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and maple extract in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and fold in just until incorporated.
- Spoon batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip and fill each doughnut cup 3/4 full.
- Bake about 8 to 9 minutes, until the tops spring back when touched. Turn doughnuts out on a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter, allowing pan to cool completely and spraying with nonstick spray in between batches.
- Set rack with cooled doughnuts over a piece of waxed paper. For the glaze, combine maple syrup, butter, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until butter is melted and mixture is combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and maple extract. Let cool for 5 minutes to thicken slightly, then whisk in milk until smooth.
- Dip doughnut tops into maple glaze, sprinkle with flaky salt, and let glaze set before serving.
To make your own cake flour: place 2 tablespoons cornstarch in an empty 1-cup measure, then top up with flour. Sift the mixture several times to evenly distribute the cornstarch.
Keywords: Maple, Maple Syrup, Maple Doughnuts, Baked Doughnuts
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This is the best baked doughnut recipe! Topped with candied bacon instead of the salt, everyone loved them. Thank you! 🙂
Thanks Megan, that’s so great to hear! 🙂
Ohhh these look just dreamy, Laura!
My little one is of late crazy for doughnuts. He sees one and he needs it! I need a doughnut pan in my life 🙂
Maple donuts are a favourite of mine and I’m loving your version with all the hits of maple 🙂
These look delicious! Homemade doughnuts are always the most tasty and a maple doughnut is a classic!
Looks delicious! As a Canadian living in Paris, I surely miss maple goodies. I have the maple syrup, it’s just the extract that I need to find. Good thing my daughters are going to come from Canada to visit us during the Holidays. I’ll ask them for the extract. But I was in the mood to eat those doughnuts now !!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe!
These looks simply delicious. Oh so perfect!!
I could see myself taste testing the maple glaze… by the spoonful. All I need is a steaming mug of hot coffee and these maple doughnuts to make a very sweet weekend!
I’m glad there’s still time to make a batch this weekend! Your glazed maple doughnuts look amazing, Laura!!!
You know I’m such a sucker for a baked donut!!! Can’t wait to give these a try — they’re beautiful!! xo