This baked maple donuts recipe with maple glaze may be your answer to the perfect homemade fall breakfast pastry. The real maple syrup flavor is infused not just into the glaze on this donut, but also the dough itself. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Maple Donut Bliss
Maple glazed donuts are one of my daughter's favorite donuts. I'm a little extra keen on them myself as well. In this recipe, the maple donuts are baked rather than fried, which is not only lower in fat, but far less hassle to prepare.
The combination of maple batter and maple glaze really make the flavor shine through in these donuts.
Baked Maple Donuts: Perfect Fall Brunch Recipe
Making a batch of this baked maple donuts recipe doesn't take very long at all. I think they are a great alternative to making waffles, which need to be made in multiple batches.
While the baked donuts do need to cool off before applying the maple glaze. The entire batch is ready at once so everyone can eat together without someone's food getting cold, making them a great choice for brunch gatherings.
These donuts are also the perfect treat to delight in while sipping a hot coffee on a chilly day.
Here's what you'll need to make these scrumptious donuts.
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla extract
- Maple Syrup
- Confectioner's Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
How to Freeze Them
If you want to make an extra-large batch and save some in the freezer, that's a fantastic idea. Here's how to freeze the donuts so they stay fresh and don't stick together in the freezer.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Put the baked and cooled donuts on the baking sheet in a single layer, not touching.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer, uncovered, for about 2 hours, just long enough for them to freeze completely.
- Take the baking sheet out of the freezer and place the frozen donuts in a zippered plastic bag. They should stay frozen without sticking together.
When you are ready to eat them, just take the bag out of the freezer and put it in the refrigerator until they thaw completely (about a day). You can heat them up again in the oven at 300 degrees F for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the glaze, it will melt in the oven.
More Fall Brunch Ideas
- Old Fashioned Glazed Yeast Donut Recipe
- Apple Cinnamon Scones
- Cranberry Orange Donuts with Orange Ginger Glaze
- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Baked Maple Donuts with Maple Glaze
- 2 Cups flour
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tsp nutmeg
- 2 Tsps baking powder
- ¾ Cup buttermilk
- 2 Eggs
- ½ Cup butter softened
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ Cup maple syrup
Maple Spice Glaze:
- ½ Cup maple syrup
- 1 Cup confectionery sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a donut baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder.
- In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg, butter, vanilla, and maple syrup.
- Pour half of the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add the remaining mixture and mix until smooth.
- Scoop the batter into the donut pan cavities. Fill to the top.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the glaze ingredients (maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon, and butter) and stir until smooth.
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow the baked donuts to cool.
- Dip one side of each maple donut in the glaze.
- Serve and enjoy.