Cinnamon ring doughnuts recipe

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cinnamon ring donuts
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins -15
Cooking Time7 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories150 Kcal8%
Sugar11.6 g13%
Fat2.3 g3%
Saturated Fat0.4 g2%
Salt0.21 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein3.5 g7%
Carbohydrates28.7 g11%
Salt0.21 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These doughnuts are really easy to make. They're soft and deliciously sweet covered in a crisp sugar and cinnamon coating. They're best eaten on the day they're made - when they're warm, light and fluffy. They can be serve on a plate or on skewers. You could even dunk them in chocolate and leave them to set for a mouth-watering finish. Once you've got the hang of making these doughnuts you could try adding a filling instead of turning them into ring doughnuts.


For the doughnuts:

  • 500g (1lb) self-raising flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 90g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 200ml (7fl oz) milk

For the coating:

  • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g (4oz) caster sugar
  • Deep-fat fryer with sunflower oil
  • 7cm (2¾in) and 3cm (1¼in) round cutters




  1. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer to 170ºC (335F). Meanwhile, sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
  2. Beat the eggs and oil into the milk and add to the dry ingredients, mixing with a spoon to bind them together. Work the ingredients together into a smooth ball and then turn out on to a floured work surface.
  3. Roll the dough out to a thickness of just over 1cm (1/2in). Flour the cutters and use the larger one to cut out rounds of dough, then cut out the centres using the smaller cutter. Re-roll the trimmings to make more doughnuts.
  4. Put the doughnuts to one side and make the coating. Mix the cinnamon into the sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Now cook the doughnut rings 2-3 at a time. Place the rings carefully into the hot oil and cook for 3-4 mins, until golden on the bottom, then turn them over and cook for a further 2-3 mins, until they are an even golden colour and cooked through.
  6. Lift on to kitchen paper to drain briefly and, while they're still hot, toss them in the cinnamon sugar until evenly coated. Shake off any excess and pPlace on a wire rack to cool. (Not suitable for freezing).
Top Tip for making Cinnamon ring doughnuts

Swap the cinnamon and sugar coating for icing instead by mixing some icing sugar and a few drops of water together

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies