Browned Butter Glazed Spice Doughnuts

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I would eat doughnuts every morning if I could. Which would probably be a very bad move on my part.

As much as I love eating doughnuts, I had never made doughnuts before last week. After seeing my friend Lisa’s recipe for Baked Nutella Doughnuts, I decided that I needed a doughnut pan. I found one on sale at Target (amazing!) and set out to find a few good recipes.

And I DID find a few good recipes.

browned butter glazed spice doughnuts

This recipe is worth GOLD simply for the browned butter glaze. (I even tried the glaze on a nutella-strawberry crepe. Oh my!). Enjoy!

Browned Butter Glazed Spice Doughnuts


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Browned Butter Glazed Spice Doughnuts
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Serves: 6

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup milk plus 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ tsp butter, melted
  • Browned Butter glaze:
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk or cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease doughnut pan.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the milk, egg, and butter.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until fully mixed.
  5. Fill the each section of the doughnut pan a little more than ¾ full and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Cool in the pan on top of the oven for a few minutes before removing. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Prepare the browned butter glaze:
  8. While the doughnuts are cooling, melt 4 Tbsp butter in a small saucepan over low heat until browned.
  9. Pour browned butter into a small bowl (you can leave the blackened butter from the bottom of the pan), and add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix with hand beater until smooth.
  10. Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and set on a plate until the glaze has set.


I think I may have found a new obsession.
browned butter glazed spice doughnuts

I found this recipe on Buns in My Oven through Pinterest.

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I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between.

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  1. Dearest lolli,
    Hope UR fine. This. Is my first mail to any one I don’t know properly.Actually I was finding (how tho make a simple kite for kids) when I discovered (better in bulk) .I think that u r a master of all trades which is extremely good .And the best part is that u want to share every bit of UR knowledge with us.being a mother of six kids is a tough job but u seem to manage it really well. I hav always admired women like u and want to b like u .It feels like u want people to understand that every thing is possible if u try and where there is a will there is a way so keep up the good work


  2. These would be amazing with a cup of coffee!
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  3. I really need a doughnut pan now! My son was saying earlier that he wanted a doughnut too.
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  4. Yummmm! Just pinned the HELL out of this!
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    Lolli Reply:

    Woohoo! I’ve been wanting to make your nutella donuts, but we keep eating through our supply of nutella. lol
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  5. The only thing I read was the list of ingredients to make sure I had them all before I printed it. I was so craving something sweet! I’m off to go make donuts because I actually have all the ingredients 😉
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    Lolli Reply:

    Don’t you love recipes like that? I get so excited when I find a recipe that I have all the ingredients for. :)
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  6. Oh good heavens- everyone has been doing donuts. It’s killing me!!! These look amazing.
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    Lolli Reply:

    I know! I succumed. :)
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  7. Mmmm browned butter in a glaze … hello yumminess.
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  8. You had me at doughnuts. :)


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