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Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes

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I prefer them baked, to the oily version. I hope you enjoy these Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes as much as we did.

Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes
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Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Assembling and resting: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 servings 1x
  • Method: Easy


If you love donuts, but prefer a more healthy version (ha-ha) than the one baked in oil, then you should give this one a go.


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  • 1 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt (the only yogurt I had available, but you can use any yogurt, even vanilla yogurt will do)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (regular milk will also do)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup berry sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups Nestle Caramel treat (Dulce de leche will also do)
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 34 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (optional)


For the donuts

  1. Preheat your Cake Pop Maker.
  2. Using a hand mixer beat together yogurt, milk, oil, and sugar. Then add eggs and vanilla. Beat and blend well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet ingredients (1/4 of the dry ingredients at a time), making sure to have a nice smooth mixture. The batter will be thick.
  4. Use a piping bag (a Ziploc bag will also work) with a tip cut-off to fill each well with batter.
  5. Bake for ± 4-5 minutes till golden brown or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the donut comes out clean.
  6. Place hot donuts on a cooling rack.

For the filling

  1. Inject caramel into each donut and set aside.
  2. You may wish to use a cupcake filler or as I did just squeeze it from a plastic salad dressing bottle.

For the glaze

  1. In a small bowl sift icing sugar and mix with vanilla and milk.
  2. I only used 3 tablespoons of milk, as you want the consistency to be runny, not thick. If you prefer you can add the additional milk.
  3. Dip and roll each donut in the glaze, until the whole donut is covered, and place back on the cooling rack until the glaze is dry but sticky.

Bakers Tip:

Place some parchment paper below the cooling wire to catch the dripping glaze, as you will need that.

For the coating

  1. I did not use the brown sugar, but if you do, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and dip each donut (while still sticky with glace) into the mixture and roll around until all covered.
  2. I left the donuts on the cooling rack and only sprinkled them with additional cinnamon (on both sides).
  3. Once done, transfer to the fridge or freezer in order for the glaze to completely harden and set.
  4. I just love these little morsels, it’s so delectable, and not overly sweet (and baked thus without all the oil), due to the fact that I did not add the extra sugar with the coating, but if you prefer sweet sweet donuts, go for it.

This recipe yields 60 donut holes


Inspired by, recipe credit: The Sweet Chick
Dramatically modified, prepared, tried, and tested by:  Esme Slabs

Prepared, tried, and tested by Esme (Blogger and Owner) The Recipe Hunter: Tried  and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas  Daily Recipes


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 163
  • Sugar: 19.7 g
  • Sodium: 52 mg
  • Fat: 5.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.7 mg
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Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes
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