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Brown Butter Baked Donuts

Soft and cakey brown butter baked donuts topped with a sweet maple glaze
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, brown butter, Donut, maple, maple glaze
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 232kcal
Cost: $5


For Donuts:

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (107 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) full-fat sour cream
  • 1 large egg

For glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (57 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk


For Donuts:

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan. The butter will start to foam and you will see orangey-brown bits form at the bottom of the pan. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan. Bake the donuts into the pre-heated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until they spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and allow to cool completely before glazing.

For Glaze:

  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and whisk until free of lumps.
  • Add more milk if the glaze is too thick.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 21.9g | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg